Ed is a partner in our corporate general group and heads our Asia real estate investment and finance practice. He has an intricate knowledge of the Asia real estate market, having spent considerable time in Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong. He advises clients on real estate investment and finance matters in Asia, with a focus on China and Japan.
Ed has extensive experience in acquisitions and dispositions, private equity and institutional investments, limited recourse and secured financings, REITs, asset and property management, leasing, sale-leasebacks, joint ventures, co-investment platforms, restructurings, non-performing loan portfolio management, and general transaction structuring.
He has represented banks and investors in numerous real estate financings, with an aggregate total value of several billion USD. In addition, Ed acts for real estate and opportunity funds, as well as asset managers, on direct and indirect (fund to fund) commercial and residential property investments.
Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Ed was a partner at a major international firm and a member of the commercial real estate lending team of an international bank in Japan.