Yoon & Yang’s Real Estate Team offers integrated advice on real estate development or purchase/sales transactions carried out through various forms of real estate indirect investment vehicles—such as real estate investment trusts (REITs), investment trusts, investment companies, special purpose companies, project financing investment companies, infrastructure funds, and real estate funds—that have recently emerged in addition to general real estate transactions, both at home and abroad.

Key Services

  • Advising on the optimal transaction structure that meets the needs of clients
  • Advising on all necessary matters when the client secures ownership of real estate through tenders
  • Advising on all necessary matters related to the establishment and investment of a real estate indirect investment vehicle
  • Advising on all necessary agreements among the relevant members for each type of real estate indirect investment vehicle (REIT, PFV, and real estate fund)
  • Consulting with regulatory authorities (the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, the Financial Supervisory Service, and others) and advising clients on response measures in the course of implementing the deal
  • Reviewing and advising on the laws and regulations applicable to the development activity
  • Reviewing and advising on the due diligence and future purpose of use of the real estate
  • Advising on the agreements related to the management of the real estate (lease agreement, property management agreement, and others) after securing ownership
  • Advising on legal issues during the liquidation of the real estate after its sale
  • Reviewing regulatory matters, such as filings, registration, and licenses/permits for each transaction structure

Representative Cases

  • Advised on the purchase transactions, sales transactions, and management of major distribution centers (the Deokpyeong Distribution Center, the Hangdong Distribution Center, the Incheon Distribution Center, the Gimpo Distribution Center, the Seoul Combined Distribution Center, the Bucheon Distribution Center, and other large-scale distribution center development projects)
  • Advised on the purchase transactions, development, and sales transactions of major commercial facilities and department stores (Galleria Department Store, YBM site development at Gangnam Station, Lotte Mart, Yeongdeungpo Times Square, SEI Tower, Glass Tower, Gangnam MITAA Tower, HSBC Building, Geohwa Building, Sambu Plaza, Dongtan Center Point Mall, Namsan STX Tower, Gangnam P Tower, Grace Tower, Jongno Tower, NH Nonghyup Capital Building, and others)
  • Advised on the development and sales transactions of large-scale apartments and public rental housing (development projects through REITs including the Cheongna District, the Yeongdong District, the Byeollae District, and the Gimpo Hangang District, reconstruction, redevelopment, development of local housing associations, IGIS Residence REIT, development of welfare facilities, and others)
  • Advised on the development, purchase/sales transactions, and management of major hotels (Millennium Hilton Hotel, Banyan Tree Hotel, Marriott Hotel, Stars Hotel, Toyoko Inn Hotel, E-Land Group, and others)
  • Advised on the development of domestic tourism complexes and the development and purchase/sales transactions of golf courses (advised on the following transactions: Yeosu Gyeongdo Marine Tourism Complex sales transaction, Legoland development, Sejong CC golf course development, Taean Country Club refinancing and assignment transactions, golf course fund created by Mirae Asset Global Investments, and others)
  • Advised on the lease transactions of major hotels, golf courses, theaters, commercial facilities, and others (Tmark Hotel, movie theaters, and others)
  • Advised on the listing of major REITs (E-REITs KOCREF, and others)
  • Advised on the purchase/sales transactions of major company buildings and factories (sale of Hynix’s factory, purchase of Citibank’s building, purchase of YIK’s building, sale of Hite Jinro’s building in Seocho, sale of Korea National Oil Corporation’s building, and others)
  • Advised Samsung Electronics on its investment in a building in Dallas, U.S.
  • Advised on a condominium development project in New York, U.S.
  • Advised on the Times Square remodeling project in New York, U.S.
  • Advised on the purchase of a hotel and office in San Jose, U.S.
  • Advised on an investment deal in an office in Japan (office purchase and mezzanine investment)
  • Advised on an SRF facility investment deal in Japan (advised a domestic company on its entry into the Japanese market and advised on the investment in a bioenergy project)
  • Advised on the Central Asia Tashkent City/Delta City development projects in Uzbekistan
  • Advised on housing complex development, industrial complex development, hotel investment, and real estate development projects in Vietnam
  • Advised on the purchase of an office building in Cambodia
  • Advised on the investment in a hotel in Laos
  • Advised on the Myanmar Business Center development project
  • Advised on the hotel development and eco-friendly energy projects in Bangkok and Pattaya, Thailand
  • Advised on a tourism complex development project in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia