Brian Donnelly maintains a broad commercial real estate practice representing commercial real estate lenders, borrowers, investors, funds, asset managers, developers, landlords and tenants in all types of commercial real estate transactions.

Brian has represented investors, operators, developers, REITs and funds in the acquisition, disposition, leasing and development of office buildings, industrial facilities, hotels, resorts, multi-family, senior housing, retail and mixed-use projects across the United States and Canada. His experience includes the acquisition and disposition of trophy assets across the United States and Canada; the negotiation and formation of joint ventures for equity investments in commercial real estate; acting for landlords and tenants in the leasing of office; industrial and retail space; and corporate restructurings of real property portfolios. He also has experience in the acquisition and disposition of development rights (including inclusionary air rights).

Brian has also represented commercial real estate lenders in complex mortgage, mezzanine and preferred equity financings throughout the United States and Canada. His financing experience includes the representation of lenders in the origination of CMBS and balance sheet loans (including construction lending), restructurings, workouts, the purchase and sale of debt pursuant to secondary market transactions, and the negotiation of co-lending and intercreditor agreements. Brian also has extensive experience representing borrowers and guarantors in mortgage and mezzanine financing secured by properties in Manhattan, New York, and in other major markets in the United States and Canada.

Prior to moving to New York, Brian practiced commercial real estate law at a premier Canadian law firm in Toronto, Ontario, where he gained significant experience in Canadian real estate transactions and represented major Canadian REITs, developers and investors in the acquisition, disposition and financing of properties in all major Canadian markets. He also acted for targets and acquirers in high-value mergers and acquisitions, as well as wind and solar energy companies in various renewable energy projects.