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.