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Danielle L. Martin

Danielle L. Martin is co-chair of the firm's London Real Estate Group. She has broad experience dealing with complex real estate transactions. She undertakes a wide variety of commercial real estate transactions for a broad spectrum of clients, including corporate end-users, private equity investors, joint ventures and developers. She deals with all mainstream aspects of commercial real estate work, with a particular emphasis on the private equity real estate sector, portfolio sales/restructuring and investment sales and purchases. Dani has also spent time working in-house with two large corporate clients.

The 2019 Chambers and Partners Guide refers to the "astonishingly good" Danielle Martin of Greenberg Traurig, advising a range of investors, developers and corporate occupiers on high-value commercial real estate transactions.  The Guide quotes a source as saying that "she is a very good operator, an agile mover and adored by clients."

The Legal 500 UK 2020 refers Dani Martin as being "a pleasure to work with", "exceptional in providing the right advice in a timely manner" and being "very easy to work with".

The 2020 Chambers and Partners Guide refers to Danielle Martin of Greenberg Traurig having a strong commercial property practice advising on matters including development, site acquisition and joint venture formation. The Guide quotes a source as saying "she is very personable, very commercial and she really understands the detail. I think she is a very impressive partner."

Concentrations

  • Private equity real estate
  • Corporate real estate
  • Real estate investment
  • Real estate development

Capabilities

Experience

  • Acting for Trinova Real Estate and Chile-headquartered property investor Stars REI on the acquisition of 33 Kingsway, WC2 for £62 Million.
  • Acting for MGT Investment Management and Lincoln Property Company on the acquisition of a six-and-a-half-acre development site in Reading with a GDV exceeding £750 million.
  • Acting for Westbrook Partners on the acquisition of a portfolio of 28 multi-let industrial estates for £162 Million.
  • Acting for Leopard Investments on the acquisition of a high-end care operating business for in excess of £110 Million.
  • Acting for Westbrook on the acquisition of a portfolio of 18 multi-let commercial properties for in excess of £100 Million.
  • Acting for M7 Real Estate on the acquisition and development of The Green, a 47 acre regeneration project in Solihull for £38.3 Million.°
  • Acting for Angelo Gordon and Trinity Investment Management on the acquisition and ongoing management and development of BEST Network science park portfolio.°
  • Acting for Microsoft on the development of the current and former Research Buildings in Cambridge and MSB Headquarters at Cardinal Place, Victoria.°
  • Acting for Westbrook Partners on the acquisition of the London Collection portfolio of 8 London offices from Workspace and Blackrock for in excess of £120 Million.°
  • Acting for M7 Real Estate’s investment vehicle, VBRi, on the sale of Nationwide’s bad-book £110 Million Marble Portfolio to Goldman Sachs.°
  • Acting for Europa Capital on its £140 Million disposal of two large light industrial real estate portfolios comprising 46 high-yielding multi-let estates to M&G Real Estate, in each case via sales of the Luxembourg holding structures.°
  • Acting for Brockton Capital and Landid JV on the acquisition of Coca Cola’s Headquarters in Hammersmith for approximately £30 Million.°
  • Acting for a global top 10 private equity real estate fund in relation to the acquisition and disposal of a number of UK properties (including portfolio transactions) via onshore and offshore fund structures, including its disposal of an office building in the City of London let to the Cooperative, via a sale of a Jersey SPV, and general portfolio advice.°
  • Acting for Oaktree Capital on an AIB airport hotel loan portfolio bid for in excess of £140 Million.°
  • Advising a high net worth Hong Kong-based investor on acquisitions of the Avon Cosmetics European headquarters building in Northampton and Mitchells & Butlers headquarters in Birmingham.°
  • Acting for Microsoft on the development of the current and former Research Buildings in Cambridge and MSB Headquarters at Cardinal Place, Victoria.

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Martin prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, PERE Global Awards, Law Firm of the Year: Fund Formation in Europe, 2018 
  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2017-2018
  • Listed, Chambers & Partners, UK Guides, Real Estate, 2017-2020
  • Listed, Legal 500 UK Guide, 2020

Credentials

Education
  • College of Law, London, 2001
  • St. Anne’s College, Oxford University, 1999
Admissions
  • England and Wales