Josh Pierce has a decade of experience working with clients on commercial real estate matters, with a particular focus on the acquisition, financing, and disposition of U.S. real estate assets.
Josh represents domestic and foreign investors (including private equity and investment fund sponsors) in large-scale acquisitions, financings, and dispositions of U.S. commercial real estate assets and in the structuring and documentation of strategic joint ventures and direct investments in U.S. commercial real estate assets. His practice frequently involves the representation of foreign institutions making in-bound investments into the United States.
Josh also represents institutional lenders providing financing to commercial real estate projects and borrowers throughout the United States and abroad with respect to a wide variety of asset classes, including office building, multi-family, hotel, industrial, condominium, and land deals. He regularly represents lenders in connection with construction, mortgage, and mezzanine loans; fund, REIT, and bond transactions; sale-leasebacks; unsecured lines of credit; and warehouse lines of credit.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Josh worked in the finance group of a law firm in New York, as well as at the U.S. Department of State in the Office of the Legal Adviser.
Josh received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2009, where he was the notes and articles editor of the Georgetown Journal of International Law. Josh is admitted to the bar in New York and Massachusetts.Show More
A fund in connection with the acquisition of an office tower in Miami, Florida, including financing of the acquisition.
A fund in connection with an A/B financing structure for the development of a hotel and mixed-use property in Savannah, Georgia.
A fund in connection with a preferred equity investment for the construction of a multi-family development in Arlington, Virginia.
A fund in connection with the mezzanine financing of multiple office buildings in Washington, D.C.
A foreign investor in connection with the acquisition of multiple office buildings in Washington, D.C.
A fund in connection with a joint venture for the development and financing of an office tower in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
A bank in connection with the acquisition financing of an industrial portfolio in Chicago, Illinois.
A bank in connection with the construction financing of a condominium tower in New York, New York.
A bank in connection with the refinancing and build-out of a hotel in Washington, D.C.
A bank in connection with a refinancing and restructuring following a mezzanine (UCC) foreclosure with respect to a hotel property in New York, New York.