Morris Manning & Martin, LLP

John Ginley III

John J. Ginley III

Phone: 404.504.7751
Fax: 404.365.9532

John J. Ginley III is a Partner in the firm’s Real Estate Development and Finance, Real Estate Capital Markets, Commercial Finance, and Funds & Alterative Investments practices. He concentrates in real estate development, acquisitions, dispositions, financings, preferred equity transactions, commercial leasing and REIT mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Ginley has acquired, financed and sold various real estate assets amounting to more than $4 billion. He has structured and negotiated numerous real estate transactions involving both taxable and tax-free exchanges of real estate assets for cash, common and preferred stock, as well as common and preferred operating partnership units.

Before joining Morris, Manning & Martin, Mr. Ginley practiced in New York City, representing real estate opportunity investment funds and real estate investment trusts involving the acquisition, disposition, financing and/or merger of commercial real estate properties and portfolios, including commercial office, retail, hotel and industrial properties. Mr. Ginley has represented opportunity funds as the “money partner” in preferred equity transactions involving a joint venture structure in the acquisition of real estate. He has also acted as underwriter’s counsel in the initial public offering of Pan-Pacific Retail Properties and Philips International Realty Corporation, both publicly traded REITs. Mr. Ginley has represented various institutional lenders and issuers of multi-property mortgage-backed securities in transactions aggregating to more than $2 billion.

Mr. Ginley has represented both lenders and borrowers in the restructuring of real estate limited partnerships, the workout of troubled loan transactions and the acquisition and disposition of commercial loan portfolios. He also practices in the structured finance areas including CMBS, Fannie Mae and Government Guaranteed Loan Products. Mr. Ginley acted as counsel to secured creditors in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of Connecticut.

Representative Experience

  • $1.2 billion UPREIT acquisition of 55 commercial office properties in ten states including issuance of common and preferred operating partnership units and assumption of $400 million in debt by a NYSE publicly traded REIT
  • $800 million representation of real estate private equity opportunity fund in connection with its joint venture investment with Florida development partner for the acquisition of $800 million in distressed real estate assets and debt
  • $750 million representation of TIC investor and $500 million loan in connection with the acquisition of hotel and casino development property located in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • $400 million UPREIT acquisition of 69 building portfolio of office and industrial properties in New York and Connecticut by NYSE publicly traded REIT


  • Listed, Legal 500, Real Estate, 2011


  • Member, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT)
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Member, Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • Member, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)
  • Member, Mortgage Bankers Association
  • Member, Atlanta Hospitality Alliance