Jonathan A. Schechter, P.C. - Partner

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Jonathan A. Schechter, P.C.

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New York
Phone: +1 212-446-6472
Fax: +1 212-446-4900
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Professional Profile

Jonathan Schechter is a partner in the Real Estate group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He advises both U.S. and non-U.S. clients with respect to a wide range of domestic and international real estate-related transactions. Jonathan has extensive experience representing private equity investors in connection with the formation of joint ventures and acquisitions, dispositions, mergers, financings and development of real estate and real estate-related assets.

Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized Jonathan as a leading lawyer for Real Estate: Corporate in its 2012-2018 editions, with clients praising him for his “brilliant legal mind,” and noting that he is “very capable, smart, resourceful and hard-working.” The Legal 500 U.S. has listed Jonathan as a leading lawyer every year since 2007 and has described him as a lawyer who “thinks outside the box.” In addition, he is also distinguished as one of The Best Lawyers in America for 2013–2019 in the Real Estate Law category and in 2012 was named “Real Estate MVP” in Law360’s “MVPs of the Year.”


Representative Matters

  • U.S. private equity fund in connection with its $2.85 billion take-private acquisition of a Toronto Stock Exchange-listed U.S. REIT, consisting of multi-family properties

  • Sovereign wealth fund as a member of an investor consortium in connection with the consortium’s take private of a NYSE listed REIT for approximately $3 billion

  • U.S. private equity fund in connection with its $230 million acquisition of land portfolio from a public company

  • U.S. private equity fund in connection with its $600+ million acquisition of an office complex located in California

  • U.S. private equity fund in connection with its purchase of a $330 million acquisition of an office portfolio located in Texas

  • U.S. private equity fund in connection with its $175 million acquisition of an office complex located in California

  • U.S. developer in connection with its approximately $1.24 billion construction financing for the development of a $2+ billion, mixed-used five-acre development on New York’s Upper West Side

  • U.S. private equity fund in connection with its roll-up sale of a $3.2 billion portfolio of U.S. select service hotels to a newly formed investment fund comprised of sovereign wealth funds and other investors

  • Sovereign wealth fund in connection with its acquisition of a 49% equity interest in the owner of a portfolio of manufactured housing facilities, having a value of approximately $2.05 billion

  • U.S. private equity fund in connection with its $5.365 billion acquisition of a portfolio of 72 multi-family properties

  • U.S. private equity fund in connection with its take private acquisition of a non-traded public REIT for an enterprise value of approximately $1.9 billion consisting of 78 multi-family properties

  • U.S. private equity fund in connection with the sale of its ground lease interest in an office building located in New York City

  • Non-U.S. endowment fund in connection with the formation of a programmatic joint venture to acquire retail properties in the United States

  • U.S. private equity fund in connection with the sale of its 49.9% interest in a hotel located in New York City

  • U.S. private equity fund in connection with its $1.1 billion acquisition of a portfolio of 62 suburban office properties

  • U.S. private equity fund in connection with its $1.4 billion acquisition of seven shopping malls

  • U.S. private equity fund in connection with its formation of a joint venture to acquire land in Texas

  • U.S. private equity fund in connection with its acquisition of a mortgage loan secured by a hotel in Long Island, NY, the formation of a joint venture in the connection therewith and the subsequent acquisition of such hotel

  • U.S. private equity fund in connection with its formation of a joint venture to acquire five residential buildings located in Las Vegas and the financing of such acquisition

  • Non-U.S. endowment fund in connection with its formation of a multi-party, multi-tiered joint venture to develop a residential and retail tower in Boston, MA

  • U.S. private equity fund in connection with the formation of a joint venture to convert and redevelop a property in New York to residential condominiums

  • U.S. developer in connection with the formation of a joint venture with a sovereign wealth fund to develop two residential towers in New York

  • U.S. private equity fund in connection with the formation of a joint venture with a U.S. developer and a Brazilian developer to develop a five-tower residential housing development in Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • U.S. private equity fund in connection with its $1.6 billion acquisition of a 90% stake in seven shopping malls

  • U.S. private equity fund in connection with its acquisition of an office building in Washington, D.C. and the formation of a joint venture in connection therewith

  • U.S. private equity fund in connection with the acquisition of a mixed-use office and hotel property in downtown Pittsburgh

  • U.S. private equity fund in connection with its acquisition of three shopping malls located in California, Montana and Washington

  • U.S. developer in connection with the formation of a platform joint venture with a sovereign wealth fund to develop multi-family properties in the U.S.

  • U.S. private equity fund in connection with the sale of two B-notes secured by office properties located in Austin, Texas

  • U.S. private equity fund in connection with the acquisition of a 99-year leasehold interest in an office building in New York and the formation of a joint venture in connection therewith

  • U.S. private equity fund in connection with the formation of a joint venture to develop a luxury, eco-friendly hotel and condominium community adjacent to Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York

  • U.S. private equity fund in connection with the formation of a joint venture with two non-U.S investors for the purposes of acquiring seven shopping malls

  • U.S. private equity fund in connection with the formation of a three-party joint venture to acquire and develop two master-planned projects in California

  • U.S. private equity fund in connection with the formation of a joint venture with one of its mezzanine lenders as part of a restructuring and recapitalization of office properties located in California

  • U.S. private equity fund in connection with the formation of a three-party joint venture to develop a hotel and residential condominiums in New York

  • New York-based property management company in connection with the formation of a joint venture with an office REIT to acquire a portfolio of multi-family properties in New York

  • U.S. private equity fund in connection with the formation of a multi-tiered joint venture to acquire a hotel in New York

  • U.S. private equity fund in connection with the acquisition of a majority interest in, and recapitalization of, a development project in Brooklyn, New York

  • Sovereign wealth fund in connection with the sale of its equity position in a large office portfolio

  • Non-U.S. endowment fund in connection with the formation of a platform joint venture to acquire multi-family assets in the United States

  • U.S. investment advisor in connection with the formation of a platform joint venture with a Brazilian developer to develop multi-family and mixed-use residential properties in Brazil

  • U.S. private equity fund in connection with the acquisition of a 1/3 interest in a Brazilian developer of commercial, industrial and residential projects in Brazil

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