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Russell W. Oshman

Russell W. Oshman Partner, Real Estate

Russell represents private equity investors, real estate investment trusts, hedge funds, developers, financial institutions, and energy firms in a wide array of complex commercial real estate and general business transactions. He has experience in forming joint ventures and in financing, acquiring, developing, and selling commercial real property. Russell has also advised clients on real estate matters related to master limited partnerships, and in connection with mergers and acquisitions, and syndicated financing transactions.

Experience Highlights

  • A private REIT in the acquisition of the common stock of seven “baby REITs” owning a $350 million portfolio of thirteen industrial projects located in seven states
  • A subsidiary of Milestone Apartments Real Estate Investment Trust in a $278 million term loan master credit facility with Walker & Dunlop/Fannie Mae secured by apartment properties in five states
  • Western Refining Logistics, LP in its $348 million initial public offering of common units
  • A private equity investor in the acquisition of a controlling interest in an oilfield worker housing business owning nine “man camps” located in two states

Real Estate

  • A private REIT in the staged buyout of its partner in two multistate industrial portfolios having a total asset value of approximately $390 million
  • A publicly traded investment fund in the sale by a portfolio company of substantially all commercial real estate assets, including more than 1,900 acres of development land, a 440,000-square-foot industrial building, a 2,500-space parking garage, an office/retail building and office condominium, two 18-hole golf courses, and water rights
  • A developer in connection with the formation of a joint venture and the leveraged acquisition of an office building in Houston, Texas
  • A real estate investment firm in its $100 million office portfolio financing (District of Columbia, Florida, Tennessee, and Texas)
  • A joint venture as the buyer in a Section 363 asset sale of approximately 1,600 acres of development land in Collin County, Texas
  • A borrower of a $130 million CMBS loan secured by a wholesale trade facility in Dallas, Texas

Master Limited Partnerships

  • HollyFrontier Corporation in “drop down” transactions for the sale of MLP “qualifying” logistics assets (including pipelines, tanks, terminals, and loading racks) to Holly Energy Partners, L.P.

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Valerus Compression Services in its $435 million sale of Valerus Field Solutions to Kentz Corporation
  • Clearlake Capital Group in its $244 million acquisition of Archer Limited’s North American Rental and Tubular division, provider of equipment and services to E&P operators in land and offshore markets in the United States and Mexico

Syndicated Finance

  • Agent in connection with a $350 million syndicated credit facility to a midstream company, secured by 50 mortgages in five states
  • Agent in connection with a $200 million syndicated credit facility to a midstream company, secured by 40 mortgages in 11 states
  • A midstream MLP in connection with its $1.5 billion syndicated secured senior credit facility

Contact Details


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F +1.214.999.7903
Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3900
Dallas, TX 75201
Local time: 9:13 AM
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Russell's Practices

  • Southern Methodist University, J.D. cum laude, 2006
  • Southern Methodist University, B.B.A., 2003
  • Admitted to practice: Texas
    • Legal 500 U.S., Real Estate, 2016−2019
    • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2017–2019
    • Member: Dallas Bar Association; Dallas Association of Young Lawyers