Fried Frank acted as counsel to GreenOak Real Estate in its signing of an agreement with Bentall Kennedy to merge the two firms into a leading global real estate investment platform. GreenOak Real Estate is a leading global real estate investment management firm. Bentall Kennedy is a leading real estate investment advisor and one of North America's foremost providers of real estate services. Bentall GreenOak will be majority-owned by Sun Life Financial and will operate under Sun Life Investment Management, the alternative asset management arm of Sun Life. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including required regulatory approvals, and is expected to close in the first half of 2019.
The Fried Frank team was led by corporate partner Andrew J. Colosimo and included partners Scott B. Luftglass and David Morris; tax partner Kenneth Rosenfeld; corporate special counsel Patrick Greeley and Amber Meek; and corporate associate Hannah J. Mrakovich.