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Sieg, Grayson

Grayson K. Sieg

Grayson Sieg counsels financial lending institutions and real estate owners and developers in a variety of real estate finance transactions.

Grayson has significant experience advising lenders and capital providers on unsecured financings and loan syndications as well as construction, permanent, and bridge financing secured by a wide variety of assets throughout the United States, including multifamily residential properties, hotel and resort properties, retail and shopping centers, office parks, industrial complexes and mixed-use assets.

Grayson’s work includes counseling clients in an array of collateral structuring, including real estate investment trust (REIT) finance, senior housing, note purchases and sales, and mezzanine and other forms of subordinated financing. Through a collaborative, driven, goal-to-go approach, he has successfully assisted clients in documenting, negotiating, risk-mitigating, and closing billions of dollars’ worth of transactions.

A veteran, Grayson served as a Naval Flight Officer in the U.S. Navy (2003-2012) and continues to serve as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve.

Outside of the office, Grayson enjoys hockey, sailing, woodworking, painting, and hiking with his family. Grayson, his wife, Jasmine, and daughter, Elizabeth, live in the Ohio City neighborhood of Cleveland.

Education
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2015); Executive Editor, Cleveland State Law Review; Chair, Cleveland State Moot Court Team
Boston University (M.A. in Energy and Environmental Analysis, with distinction, 2012)
Case Western Reserve University (B.A. in Political Science and Economics, magna cum laude, 2002)
State Admissions
Ohio, 2015
Service Areas
Real Estate
Commercial Finance
Public & Structured Finance
Financial Services
Hospitality
Real Estate Finance
Industries Represented
Real Estate
Hotels / Resorts
Golf Courses
Banks
Financial Institutions
  • Represented a national bank as administrative agent in connection with the refinancing and upsizing of a $1.5-billion credit facility, consisting of a $700-million revolving credit facility, a $300-million term loan A, and a $500-million term loan B, secured by four destination resort and conference centers totaling 8,114 guest rooms and over two million square feet of meeting space
  • Represented a national bank as administrative agent, lead arranger, sole bookrunner, and lender in connection with a $880-million senior syndicated term loan secured by a newly constructed 1,501-room hotel and convention center situated on an 85-acre campus in Aurora, Colorado
  • Represented a national financial institution as administrative agent in connection with the Chapter 11 financial reorganization plan of a publicly traded real estate investment trust that owns and manages a portfolio of shopping malls totaling over 23 million square feet of retail space
  • Represented a national bank as administrative agent in connection with a $300-million term loan secured by a newly constructed multimedia studio and office project located in the Hollywood Park Development in Inglewood, California
  • Represented a national financial institution in connection with a $105-million term loan to an owner and operator of golf and country clubs throughout the United States
  • Represented a national financial institution as administrative agent in connection with a $212-million term loan and project loan secured by a Class A office building in New York, New York
  • Represented a national bank in connection with the $450-million syndicated secured financing for the development and construction of a portion of a tech campus located in Sunnyvale, California
  • Represented a national bank in connection with a $356.6-million construction loan secured by a 43-story office building with ground floor retail and subterranean parking in downtown San Francisco
  • Represented a national financial institution as administrative agent in connection with a $212-million term loan and project loan secured by a Class A office building in New York, New York
  • Represented a private equity firm in the acquisition and financing a 20,000-acre single family residential and resort community in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, situated between Charleston and Savannah

Publications

  • “A Citizen’s Guide to Redistricting Reform Through Referendum,” Cleveland State Law Review (2015)

Media

  • “Tucker Ellis Adds Jones Day, Kronenberg Attys,” Law360 Pulse (August 2022)
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries, Board Member
  • Breaking New Ground, Advisory Member
  • Cleveland Special Improvement District Appeals Board, Board Member
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
    • Guest Lecturer
    • Moot Coach Team, Volunteer Coach
  • Hockey Players in Business