Michael Haas represents clients in real estate, real estate finance, private equity, and real estate fund formation. He negotiates joint venture agreements and large portfolio transactions and counsels clients in relation to distressed assets and workouts and in connection with troubled joint ventures. In addition, Michael has experience with mezzanine, mortgage, and lease finance. He regularly advises clients regarding the acquisition, disposition, leasing, and management of multifamily, industrial, office, retail, and hotel properties in the United States. He co-leads Jones Day's Real Estate Practice worldwide.
Michael's recent representations include advising DDR Corp. in connection with its purchase of Blackstone's 95 percent interest in 30 shopping malls, Pershing Square Capital Management on its investment in General Growth Properties, and the spin-off of Howard Hughes Corporation from General Growth Properties. Other clients Michael regularly advises include Associated Estates Realty Corporation, Clairvue Capital Partners, H.I.G. Real Estate Partners L.P., Howard Hughes Corporation, and Macquarie Capital (USA).
Michael is president of the board of trustees for The Agnon School and serves on the board of trustees for The Cleveland Jewish Community Foundation and B'nai Jeshurun. He is a former member of the United Jewish Community's National Young Leadership Cabinet and the Historic Warehouse District Board and current member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the American Bar Association (Real Property Section). He is a frequent speaker on real estate, has been a guest commentator on Fox Business News, and is regularly quoted in various publications.
DDR forms joint venture with Blackstone acquiring $1.4 billion EDT Retail Portfolio
Howard Hughes completes $1.4 billion spin-off from General Growth Properties
KeyBanc Capital Markets, Merrill Lynch, and Wells Fargo Securities act as agents in equity offering program of Common Stock by Aimco
Honors & Distinctions
Ohio Super Lawyers rising star Listed among leading real estate practitioners in Chambers USA (2010-2014) and The Legal 500 US top tier (2015)