People: Amadeo Cantu, Jr., Partner

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Amadeo Cantu, Jr.

Partner

Los Angeles - Downtown
Direct: (213) 270-9641
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Mr. Cantú is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and a member of the Firm’s Real Estate Department. Mr. Cantú represents financial institutions, investment advisors and pension funds in connection with commercial mortgage loans secured by hotels, office buildings and industrial projects, including construction loans, workouts, discounted pay-offs, and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure. In addition, he represents investment advisors, REITs, and pension funds in connection with their investments in hotels, office buildings, and industrial and apartment projects. Mr. Cantú also has extensive experience representing institutional landlords and corporate tenants of office and industrial projects, with special expertise in sublease transactions. Mr. Cantú has deep experience in the hotel industry. Over the last few years, he has handled over $2 billion in  hotel acquisitions and dispositions for properties in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Washington, and Washington DC. Notable transactions include the sale of a $365 million hotel in California, a construction loan for a hotel located in South Beach, and a second mortgage loan secured by a resort located in Colorado. Mr. Cantú has significant experience with hotel financing and hospitality matters, including franchise agreements, management agreements, and hotel operational matters.

Mr. Cantú is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and a member of the Firm’s Real Estate Department. Mr. Cantú represents financial institutions, investment advisors and pension funds in connection with commercial mortgage loans secured by hotels, office buildings and industrial projects, including construction loans, workouts, discounted pay-offs, and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure. In addition, he represents investment advisors, REITs, and pension funds in connection with their investments in hotels, office buildings, and industrial and apartment projects. Mr. Cantú also has extensive experience representing institutional landlords and corporate tenants of office and industrial projects, with special expertise in sublease transactions. Mr. Cantú has deep experience in the hotel industry. Over the last few years, he has handled over $2 billion in  hotel acquisitions and dispositions for properties in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Washington, and Washington DC. Notable transactions include the sale of a $365 million hotel in California, a construction loan for a hotel located in South Beach, and a second mortgage loan secured by a resort located in Colorado. Mr. Cantú has significant experience with hotel financing and hospitality matters, including franchise agreements, management agreements, and hotel operational matters.

Education

  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law (1995)
  • B.A., Rice University (1992)

Admissions

  • California
  • Texas

Representative Engagements

  • Represented private bank division of a large national bank in connection with numerous secured and unsecured loans to high net with individuals.
  • Represented investment advisor in connection with an unsecured line of credit indirectly secured by real estate and membership interests.
  • Represented an investment advisor in connection with a second mortgage loan for a resort located in Vail, Colorado.
  • Represented investment advisor in connection with a construction loan for a resort located in South Beach.
  • Represented life insurance company in connection with mortgage loans secured by office buildings located in California and Illinois. Represented private REIT in connection with the refinancing of two office buildings located in Virginia.
  • Represented investment advisor in connection with the refinancing of three office buildings located in Virginia.
  • Represented investment advisor in connection with a construction loan for an office building converted into an apartment building.
  • Represented the sponsor of a joint venture in connection with the recapitalization of a multi-building office project located in Northern California, including the modification of the mortgage loan and the admission of a new partner to the joint venture, and in connection with the subsequent sale of the project.
  • Represented investment fund in connection with the acquisition and financing, and subsequent sale, of a landmark hotel located in Seattle.
  • Represented investment fund in connection with the acquisition and financing of hotels located in Houston and Washington DC.
  • Represented investment advisor in connection with the acquisition, and concurrent assumption of a CMBS loan, of a hotel located in the New Orleans.
  • Represented public REIT in connection with the sale of a landmark hotel located in Los Angeles.
  • Represented private REIT in connection with the acquisition of a landmark hotel located in Los Angeles.
  • Represented private REIT in connection with the acquisition of two hotels (historic landmark hotel located in New York and conference center hotel located in New Jersey).
  • Represented private REIT in connection with the acquisition and financing, and subsequent sale, of a landmark hotel located in Texas.
  • Represented private REIT in connection with the acquisition and financing, and subsequent refinancing, of a landmark hotel located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Represented private REIT in connection with the acquisition of a resort hotel located in Washington.
  • Represented investment bank in connection with the leasing of over 100,000 square feet of office space in Manhattan.
  • Represented pension fund in connection with the sale of two student housing projects located in Minnesota and Texas.
  • Represented investment fund in connection with the acquisition of a landmark apartment building located in Los Angeles.