Peter Mair is head of the Real Estate Group in Skadden’s Los Angeles office. He is experienced in a wide range of public and private real estate, corporate real estate and private equity transactions, including acquisitions/dispositions, syndicated and other loan financings, joint ventures, sale/leasebacks, leasing, recapitalizations, restructurings, fund formation and developments.


Mr. Mair advises acquirers, sellers, joint venture partners, borrowers, lenders, landlords, tenants, developers, sponsors and issuers across numerous industries.

Mr. Mair’s representations include acting for:

  • Silverstein Properties in numerous transactions, including its acquisitions of:
    • the US Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles for $430 million, which involved the creation of a multiparty joint venture and mortgage and mezzanine financing; and
    • the Manhattan headquarters of American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. from the Walt Disney Company for approximately $1.15 billion, which involved the creation of a multilayered joint venture structure and approximately $900 million in mortgage and mezzanine financing;
  • SIGNA Holdings GmbH on its acquisition of a 50% stake in the Chrysler Building from Abu Dhabi Investment Council and Tishman Speyer;
  • Formation Capital, LLC in the $870 million acquisition of substantially all of the U.S. business of Extendicare Inc., and the master leasing of all of the acquired real estate to third-party operators;
  • TPG Capital in the creation of a joint venture and subsequent $400 million acquisition and financing of a portfolio of facilities from Mission West Properties, and its $280 million acquisition, financing and restructuring of Assisted Living Concepts, Inc.;
  • Ivanhoe Cambridge, Inc. (Canada) in the acquisition, for more than $3 billion, of IDI Logistics, LLC, an investor in and developer of logistics real estate, from Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (Canada), which involved multiple lender negotiations and entry into a joint venture with Oxford Properties. This deal was included among Real Estate Forum’s The Best of 2018; 
  • Genesis HealthCare, Inc. in:
    • its combination with Skilled Healthcare Group Inc.;
    • the $2.4 billion sale-leaseback of its real estate assets with Welltower, Inc. (formerly Health Care REIT); and
    • its $275 million acquisition and financing of Sun Healthcare Group;
  • Holiday Acquisition Holdings in:
    • its $1 billion sale/leaseback of 52 independent living communities with Newcastle Investment Corp.;
    • its $790 million sale/leaseback of 26 independent living communities with Ventas Inc.; and
    • its $491 million sale/leaseback of 25 independent living communities with National Health Investors Inc.;
  • SL Green Realty Corp. in its $900 million first mortgage refinancing of Viacom’s world headquarters at 1515 Broadway office tower in Manhattan;
  • Deutsche Bank AG in its $1.7 billion sale of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, a hotel and casino, to Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII, L.P.;
  • The Shed in its development of a unique, state-of-the-art exhibition, arts, culture and performance venue to be located within the Hudson Yards redevelopment in Manhattan;
  • Empire State Development Corp. and Moynihan Station Development Corp. in its redevelopment of the James A. Farley Post Office in midtown Manhattan;
  • Penn National Gaming in its expansion into Baltimore, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas, including joint ventures, acquisitions, developments, financings and state tenders/legislative amendments;
  • Andre Balazs Properties, HEI Hotels & Resorts, Fortress/Intrawest and Orient Express Hotels in numerous transactions involving the acquisition, financing and development/redevelopment of various hotels and resorts and the establishment of joint venture vehicles;
  • Colony Capital, Apollo Real Estate Finance Corporation, AREFIN Coinvest Corporation and The Praedium Group in the establishment of real estate investment funds; and
  • numerous other clients, including Citigroup, Qatar Holdings, Clarion Partners, Morgan Stanley Private Equity, NordLB, T-Mobile USA, MSD Capital, L.P., The Howard Hughes Corporation, Centro Properties Group, Gramercy Capital, Babcock & Brown, KAR Auction Services and Normandy Real Estate Partners in various acquisitions/dispositions, financings, joint ventures, developments, leasing, funds and restructurings.

Prior to practicing law in California and New York, Mr. Mair worked on a variety of transactions in Australia, including fund formations, underwritings, debt financings and mergers and acquisitions, where he represented clients such as Lend Lease, Multiplex, National Australia Bank (NAB), MLC Limited, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Macquarie Bank Limited, WestLB AG, ABN AMRO and Babcock & Brown.



  • LL.B., University of Sydney, 2004
  • B.Comm., University of Sydney, 2002 (Honours)


  • California
  • New South Wales, Australia
  • New York

Peter Mair