Kirkland represented Landmark Partners in the formation and fundraising of Landmark Real Estate Partners VII, which held its final closing on April 28, 2015. With Kirkland’s assistance, the fund was oversubscribed and reached its hard cap of $1.6 billion in commitments. Investors in Fund VII include U.S. public pension plans, non-U.S. pension funds, foundations, private banks and high-net-worth individuals. Fund VII focuses on making real estate secondary investments for which Kirkland is routinely engaged as counsel.
The team included private funds partners John O’Neil, Daniel Lavon-Krein and Paul Watt, and associates Stephanie Yoshida and Crystal Becker, with support from tax partner Don Rocap and associate Joel Peters-Fransen, investment management partner Rob Sutton and associate Elizabeth Richards, employee benefits partner Laura Bader and associate Jake Glazeski, European regulatory partner Lisa Cawley and associate Adam Skinner.