Stuart Graiwer is a partner in the Century City office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group.
Stuart’s practice focuses on all transactional aspects of commercial real estate, and is particularly focused in the structuring of complex joint venture and partnership agreements, financing transactions, purchase and sale agreements and all aspects of development deals. Stuart handles transactions for a multitude of asset classes, including office buildings, hotels, multi-family and residential developments, industrial parks, data centers and retail projects. Stuart has developed a particular expertise in representing owners, operators and developers of studio projects having represented clients in the largest studio transactions in the country.
Stuart has been recognized as a leading lawyer by:
- Chambers USA Band 4 for Real Estate in 2021, 2022 and 2023
- The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Real Estate Law in 2016-2024
- Los Angeles Business Journal named Stuart to their “Thriving In Their 40’s” list in 2020
- Profiled in the Super Lawyers article “Billion Dollar Man” for his work in commercial real estate
- Daily Journal named Stuart as one of the Top 30 Real Estate Lawyers in California from 2012-2013 and one of the Top 20 California Attorneys Under 40 in 2013
Stuart has recently represented:
- Hackman Capital Partners in the $1.85 billion acquisition and financing of CBS Studio Center and its associated operating business from ViacomCBS.
- Hackman Capital Partners in the $650 million acquisition, financing and creation of a joint venture with respect to Manhattan Beach Studios, a 22-acre production facility located in Manhattan Beach also known as the MBS Media Campus, and various matters with respect to acquisition and investment in the operating business associated therewith.
- Hackman Capital Partners in the $750 million acquisition and financing of Television City, a fully operational and broadcast facility in Los Angeles, CA comprised of approximately 780,000 square feet of stage, office, broadcasting and support space on a contiguous 25-acre campus.
- AECOM Capital and Combined Properties in a joint venture for the $505 million permanent financing of the Pendry West Hollywood provided by Credit Suisse, an approximately 300,000-square-foot mixed-use hotel and condo project encompassing a full city block along the famed Sunset Strip in West Hollywood.
- Affiliates of AIG Global Real Estate in a multi-asset class development program, including the acquisition, financing and entry into joint ventures for multifamily, industrial and senior housing facilities.
- AIG in connection with the recapitalization of a portfolio of multifamily properties across 6 states valued at approximately $692 million where the transaction involved a REIT restructuring, joint venture and agreement regarding future investments.
- CBRE in its $650 million acquisition, financing and entry into a joint venture in connection with a 30-asset medical office building with Kayne Anderson and MB Health Care.
- CBRE in its $1.2 billion acquisition, financing and entry into a joint venture in connection with a 70-asset grocery-anchored shopping center portfolio with Merlone Geier.
- ICONIQ Capital, LLC in its development of a two-phase, 803-unit multifamily community with more than 15,000 square feet of retail space in the heart of Miami’s Brickell neighborhood.
- IPI Partners, LLC in a real estate joint venture with Oaktree Capital Management for the development of a data center in Inzai, Japan.
- JP. Morgan Investment Management Inc. in the $540 million sale of 800 5th Avenue, an office building located in downtown Seattle.
- JP. Morgan Investment Management Inc. in the $178 million acquisition and $97.9 million seller financing of Pen Factory, an office building in Santa Monica, California.
- JP Morgan Investment Management Inc. in the complicated redevelopment of a defunct shopping mall in Northern California, into a mixed-use area with residential, shopping, entertainment and office space.
- Regent Properties in the $615 million acquisition and financing of the Trammel Crow Center in Dallas, Texas.
- Silvercup Studios Associates Limited in the $500 million sale of real estate and the existing operating business of Silvercup Studios to an entity managed by Hackman Capital Partners and Square Mile Capital Management.
- Wynn Las Vegas in connection with spinning off all of the retail properties within Wynn and Encore into a joint venture with Crown Retail, which acquired a 50% interest for approximately $470 million. This deal was featured in The Wall Street Journal.
Additional relevant information about Stuart includes:
- Stuart earned his Juris Doctor in 2000 from Harvard Law School. He received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, in 1996 from the University of California, Berkeley.
- Stuart is admitted to practice law in California.