Selected Representations

  • Fosun International in its US$725 million acquisition of the 2.2 million square foot tower, One Chase Manhattan Plaza, in Manhattan, New York
  • Numerous transactions representing a Chinese state-owned enterprise in its acquisition of interest in multi-family housing, residential property and office buildings
  • Owners and lenders in the restructuring and enforcement of senior and mezzanine debt, equity and preferred equity
  • General partner in the restructuring of the owner of a portfolio of office buildings financed with mortgage debt, portfolio debt and bridge equity
  • Convertible mortgage lender in the in-substance foreclosure of its lien and the later auction sale of its mortgage note to an opportunistic buyer
  • Goldman Sachs in its joint venture acquisitions and financings, with various operating partners, of portfolios of urban multi-family housing and for development of condominiums
  • The Blackstone Group in the US$850 million sale of seven Equity Office Property office buildings located in Stamford, Connecticut
  • The Carlyle Group in ventures with local partners
  • Apollo Real Estate Investment Fund in its joint venture acquisitions and financings, with various operating partners, of portfolios of urban and suburban multi-family housing and the disposition of a large portfolio of these assets to Equity Residential Properties
  • Apollo Real Estate Investment Fund in the joint venture acquisition, with the New York State Common Retirement Fund, of three office buildings in Long Island from a major financial institution and the purchase money and leaseback financing and eventual refinancing thereof
  • Apollo Real Estate Investment Fund in the joint venture acquisition, financing and refinancing of i.Park Lake Success office park
  • Apollo Real Estate Investment Fund in its joint venture with Ian Schrager to acquire and finance the Delano Hotel in South Beach, Miami
  • A family owner of many portfolios of real estate, in a private equity transaction with a major investment bank, creating a venture to be part of a multi-platform, diversified real estate fund for high-net-worth individuals and family offices
  • Pinnacle Group/Joel Wiener in acquisition, disposition, financing and opportunity fund and investment bank joint venture transactions involving portfolios and the development of multi-family real estate in New York City and a joint venture to develop a major mixed use project in Manhattan
  • A private venture in its acquisition, joint venture and financing of multi-thousand unit portfolio of multi-family housing in the Bronx
  • Manchester Real Estate, Alpha Capital and N. Richard Kalikow in the US$840 million acquisition of landmark New York City apartment building, Manhattan House, for condominium conversion with joint venture partner O'Connor Capital Partners and eventual disposition of clients' joint venture interests
  • Westpac Investments/Patrick N. Smith in the US$1.2 billion joint venture with The Related Companies for the redevelopment of Snowmass, Colorado (including retail, office, hotels, ski amenities, condos, fractionals and timeshares)
  • Westpac Investments/Patrick N. Smith in the acquisition of the Hotel Laguna in Laguna, California
  • Venture partners in the restructuring of equity investment vehicles, including with the use preferred equity, mezzanine loans and with litigated solutions
  • Cadim, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Quebec, in making a major investment in a global real estate fund
  • HRH Prince Faisal in his disposition interests in a multinational hotel company owning hotels in the United States, France and Saudi Arabia
  • Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners in restructuring a venture owning a large portfolio of office buildings
  • Paseo Colorado Holdings in a venture between Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners and Developers Diversified Realty in the acquisition and financing of Paseo Colorado, an open-air retail and residential property in Pasadena, California and representation of Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners in its subsequent sale of its interest to its co-venturer
  • Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners in its investments in projects to develop a residential condominium and retail space complex in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Weehawken, New Jersey
  • Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners in its joint venture acquisition of the Kaiser complex in Oakland, California
  • Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners in the US$100 million investment in its acquisition joint venture vehicle with Highridge Partners
  • Lehman Brothers in its bid for assets in the Cable & Wireless Chapter 11 case
  • Lehman Brothers as a lender, to various borrowers, including a ground-up condominium developer of a Manhattan mixed-use project and the acquirer of a portfolio of computer server centers
  • Tishman Speyer Properties in its development, financing and refining acquisition of major Manhattan and Chicago office buildings
  • AS Great Jones in its joint venture to acquire a ground lease on property in New York City and develop a residential cooperative building with commercial space on ground floor
  • Praedium Group in acquisitions, in joint ventures, of a variety of real estate assets
  • Praedium Group in the investment in Praedium by Cadim, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Quebec, to expand Praedium's investment program
  • Eastdil Realty Co. a broker and financer of commercial real estate for institutional and private investors and its members, in the sale to Wells Fargo Bank
  • Cushman & Wakefield in its acquisition of Sonnenblick-Goldman
  • Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith as an advisor to the acquisition of Apple Suites, a publicly held, unlisted REIT
  • A private investor in the acquisition of the controlling interest in the Cafritz Company, District of Columbia real estate management and brokerage company
  • Bed Bath & Beyond in a joint venture with Home & More, a home products retailer operating in Mexico, to expand and develop stores in Mexico
  • Ogden Cap Properties in its acquisition and financing of the Jefferson Hotel in Washington, DC
  • Alpha Capital in its lending program for hotels and mixed-use properties
  • The owner of the Ritz Plaza Hotel in South Beach, Miami, in its joint venturing with Starwood and eventual sale of its interest
  • Rockpoint in its acquisition of joint venture interests, with an operating partner, relating to two hotels in Manhattan
  • Hamilton Lane Advisors in various matters
  • Milstein Family in various acquisitions, financings, leases and dispositions
  • Nomura Securities and Nomura Babcock and Brown in securitized and convertible mortgage financings of major Manhattan office buildings and the acquisition, development and disposition of a major site in Orlando, Florida