Ryan Iwasaka

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Real Estate Experience

  • Represents Costco Wholesale Corporation in the acquisition and development of new retail and distribution facilities in the Western United States
  • Represents StarPoint Properties in the acquisition, sale, finance, leasing and management of its portfolio of commercial real estate, including the recent acquisition by StarPoint of a 151,000 square foot office complex located in Fresno, California
  • Represents Live + Learn Properties in the acquisition, development and management of various student housing projects throughout the United States
  • Represented KCET in the sale of its historic Hollywood studio lot and lease of its new headquarters and broadcast studio located in Burbank, California; the transaction included a leaseback of the Hollywood property during the construction at the new Burbank facility
  • Represented a regional developer in the acquisition of a distressed loan portfolio worth more than $120 million that was secured by nearly $200 million in assets; the transaction included the concurrent disposition of a portion of the distressed assets, the restructuring of loans within the portfolio, and the takeover of development on the balance of the property
  • Represented an international bank in the restructuring of a $140 million loan, which included repayment and partial release of collateral to facilitate the borrower’s refinancing of a portion of the subject property, the inclusion of replacement collateral, and the restructuring of interests held by other banks that participated in the loan
  • Represented CandyWarehouse.com in the lease of a 33,600 square foot headquarters and distribution facility in El Segundo, California, fueling an expansion of the company’s successful Internet business
  • Represented the owners of the Oakland Athletics baseball franchise in the acquisition of over 140 acres of land for a new baseball stadium to be located in Fremont, California
  • Represented a hotel developer and operator in the acquisition of boutique hotels in San Francisco and San Jose, California
  • Represented one of the largest golf course owners and operators in the United States, in real estate transactions across the county, including matters in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia
  • Represented the owner of a business complex in San Jose, California in the refinancing and modification of a $30 million loan and the subsequent sale of the property for approximately $70 million
  • Represented a major internet company in the lease of two floors of Class A office space in Westwood, Los Angeles, with an option to lease two adjacent floors of space
  • Represented the owner of MacDonald Highlands in Henderson, Nevada, in the development and sale of luxury residential communities, including a series of transactions with an aggregate sale price in excess of $70 million
  • Represented both owners of medical office buildings and individual physicians in the lease of medical office space throughout Southern California
  • Represented the owner of a retail shopping complex in Redondo Beach, California in the sale of its corporate interest to a partner, which involved seller financing secured by multiple real estate assets including both fee and leasehold interests
  • Negotiated leases and lease amendments with the General Services Administration for tenancies by state and federal agencies, which included managing specific government requirements, including new environmental leasing issues such as energy efficiency and green building materials
  • Represented a sports entertainment company in the lease of Class A office space in Times Square, New York