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Rhys W. Hefta

Advised a life insurance company in the $400 million financing of a trophy office building in Seattle, WA.
Represented a life insurance company in the $100 million financing of a 5-star luxury hotel in Newport Beach, CA.
Represented a lender in a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure transaction for a portfolio of 26 properties located in three states.
Represented a major life insurance company in the $350 million financing of a major regional shopping center in Bellevue, WA, and subsequent loan modifications.
Represented a Chinese institutional investor in connection with real estate diligence and operating lease negotiations for a $900+ million investment in a joint venture acquiring a portfolio of 39 skilled nursing and assisted living facilities located in 11 states.
Represented the lender in the project financing of a battery energy storage facility in Ontario, Canada.
Represented a distressed debt and equity investment fund in the acquisition and restructuring of numerous real estate loans, as well as the acquisition and financing of distressed assets.
Represented a registered investment manager in the obtaining lines of credit secured by portfolios of mortgage loans and REO properties owned by its managed funds.
Represented institutional lenders in Sharia-compliant financings, including a $130 million financing of an office building in downtown Seattle, WA and an $87 million financing of a credit-tenant office building in Houston, TX.
Represented a number of Seattle-area start-up ventures in leases of office space, including the Bellevue, WA headquarters sublease for a fast-growing wellness technology start-up.
Advised a life insurance company in the $35 million financing of a newly-constructed multi-family project in the Boston, MA area.
Represented a non-profit corporation in a note offering secured by a pledge of the equity interest in its headquarters building. Thereafter, advised client in the $30 million sale of the same building.
Represented an assisted living developer in a joint venture for the development of a senior housing facility in Anthem, AZ.
Represented a developer in a joint venture for the development of a senior housing facility in Auburn, WA.
Represented a Seattle multi-family developer in the $28 million sale of a newly-constructed apartment building in Seattle, WA.
Represented a Seattle-based consulting company in various matters relating to the lease for its Seattle headquarters, as well as leases and subleases for offices in 20 other major U.S. markets.
Represented a Seattle-based developer in the negotiation of joint venture agreements for the development of multi-family and senior housing projects in a suburban downtown redevelopment area.
Represented a public entity in the sale of a development property for transit-oriented multi-family development in Tacoma, WA, together with related development agreements and restrictive covenants.
Represented a life insurance company in the $46.5 million constructions financing of a multi-family project in Charlotte, NC.
Advised a life insurance company in the $93 million construction to permanent financing of a 350+ unit apartment project in downtown Seattle, and represented the same life insurance company in the subsequent sale of the project and assumption of the loan.
Represented two major life insurance companies as co-lenders in the $600 million financing of an office building in San Francisco, CA.
Ongoing representation of a multi-family value-add investment and management company in the purchase and financing of 11 apartment complexes in the Dallas, TX area totaling over $150 million, and related joint venture transactions.
Represented a special loan servicer in a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure transaction for a shopping center in Los Angeles, CA.
Represented an international investment fund manager in the acquisition and financing of a trophy Chicago Loop office tower.
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