Mark Hikin

Associate

Hikinm@ballardspahr.com
Tel 424.204.4318
Fax 424.204.4350
Los Angeles

Mark Hikin's practice involves a full range of real estate matters. He has represented financial institutions, private equity funds, institutional investors, and owners in connection with complex financing transactions, acquisitions and dispositions, leasing transactions, and property taxes across various asset classes (multifamily, office, retail, shopping center, hotel, and industrial).

Prior to joining Ballard Spahr, Mark was General Counsel of a Los Angeles-based commercial real estate company and in-house counsel to a publicly traded real estate investment trust. In these capacities, Mark provided strategic legal advice to ownership and management on commercial real estate transactions and corporate governance issues, and oversaw enforcement and compliance with various company policies. He also was responsible for the financial underwriting divisions of each of those companies.

Representative Matters

Mark's real estate representations have included:

  • An institutional lender in connection with a $210 million loan secured by a ground-leased office building complex in San Mateo, CA.
  • A multinational investment bank in the $560 million acquisition of a portfolio of mixed-use properties in Washington and Colorado.
  • An institutional lender in connection with $75 million of acquisition financing for fee and leasehold interests in a mixed-use (office and residential condominium) building in San Francisco, CA.
  • A private equity fund in disposition of distressed shopping centers in Turlock and Visalia, CA.
  • An institutional lender in connection with the modification of a $180 million construction loan for a resort property in Santa Barbara, CA.
  • An institutional lender in connection with a $55 million loan secured by a ground-lease on a resort property in San Diego, CA.
  • A high-fashion brand in connection with a $150 million acquisition and financing of a retail property in Beverly Hills, CA.
  • An investment management company in connection with a $40 million bridge loan secured by a multi-family apartment complex located in San Antonio, TX.
  • An institutional investor in connection with an $8 million bridge loan secured by a multi-family apartment building in Oakland, CA.
  • An investment trust in the $72 million acquisition of an apartment complex in Seattle, WA.
  • A real estate loan originator and servicer in connection with an $11 million financing of a multi-family apartment complex in Dublin, PA.
  • A multinational investment bank in connection with a $15 million financing of a multi-family apartment complex in Wichita, KS.
  • A regional bank in connection with a $68 million construction and term loan for an industrial food facility in Burley, ID.

Pro Bono Experience

Mark has an active pro bono practice. Among the matters he has worked on include representing a foreign-born minor seeking guardianship and special immigrant juvenile status, the family of a U.S. veteran killed in action during a forensic investigation into the cause of his death, and a Russian-speaking Holocaust survivor as a defendant in a civil action.

Professional Activities

California State Bar, Real Property Section

Los Angeles County Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Finance Subcommittee

Board Memberships

Board Member and Officer, Happy Trails for Kids – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing year-round adventures for youth in the Southern California foster care system.

Washington University in St. Louis, School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2010)

Washington University in St. Louis (M.B.A. 2010)
Member, Beta Gamma Sigma (honor society)

University of California, Berkeley (B.A. 2005)

Languages

Russian

California