Peter E. Scherer

Counsel

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  • JD, magna cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, 2013; Order of the Coif
  • BA (Sociology), cum laude, Kenyon College, 2008

Qualifications

  • Massachusetts, 2013
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Ones to Watch (2023)

Peter E. Scherer

Counsel

Peter (Pete) Scherer is counsel practicing in the real estate investments & transactions group. Pete represents private equity clients, endowments, sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds and other financial institutions  in a wide variety of commercial real estate matters including acquisitions and dispositions, financings and the formation of joint ventures for real estate investments.

Experience

  • Sovereign wealth fund as lead investor a 4.5 billion recapitalization of a leading operator of data centers in North America. 
  • Sovereign wealth fund in a $1.5 billion dollar timber joint venture to invest in timber assets throughout the world. 
  • Institutional investor in a multi-party club joint venture to invest in luxury retail through a bespoke, tiered and cross-boarder holding structure.  
  • Harvard Management Company, the investment adviser for the Harvard University endowment, in evaluating, negotiating and structuring real estate, timber and natural resource investments through joint ventures, funds, co-investment and management arrangements with international, national, regional and local sponsors, operators and managers.
  • One of the nation’s oldest and largest investment funds, with over $27 billion of assets under management, in the disposition of a $270 million portfolio of mixed-use multifamily housing throughout the Midwest
  • Netrality Properties in a $61 million financing of the acquisition of two data centers in St. Louis, Missouri
  • One of the nation’s oldest and largest investment funds, with over $27 billion of assets under management, in the negotiation of a joint venture to recapitalize and develop an approximately $220 million mixed-use life style center in the Cleveland, Ohio metropolitan area
  • The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan in the negotiation of a $55 million cross border joint venture to acquire multi-tenant properties in Florida
  • TPG Special Situations Partners in the negotiation of a joint venture to acquire a $235 million portfolio of distressed commercial real estate loans
  • TPG Special Situations Partners in the acquisition of a $104 million portfolio of distressed commercial real estate loans
  • MetLife in a $310 million commercial real estate loan origination
  • JD, magna cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, 2013; Order of the Coif
  • BA (Sociology), cum laude, Kenyon College, 2008

Qualifications

  • Massachusetts, 2013
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Ones to Watch (2023)
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