$66 Million Flushing, Queens Parcel Acquisition

Represented XIN Development Group International, Inc. (“XIN”) in its acquisition of a parcel of land in Flushing, Queens for $66 million. XIN plans to build a mixed-use condominium with ground and second-floor retail on the site of the former RKO Keith Theater.

Manhattan Development Site Acquisition

Represented XIN Development Group International, Inc. (Xin), in the acquisition and financing of a gas station on the west side -- one of the last remaining ground-up construction sites in Manhattan. Xin, the U.S. subsidiary of Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd, a Chinese public company, intends to create a mixed-use space that will include residential condominiums and ground floor retail space.

Queens Multifamily Developments

Representing a major Queens developer in the acquisition, construction financing, joint venture and development of numerous development sites intended for multifamily use.

Doral Bank – Sale of Property Finance Unit

Represented Doral Bank in the sale of the Doral Property Finance Group, including a portfolio of real estate focused loans, to a multi-billion dollar REIT.

Manhattan Courtyard Marriott Refinancing

Represented an affiliate of Traders Co. in the refinancing of a 273-room Courtyard Marriott from ING Life Insurance and Annuity Company.

Loan Restructuring for NordLB

Representation of Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale, New York Branch in restructuring of a land loan secured by a development site in Long Island.

$300 Million Refinancing

Represented a major bank in the $300 million refinancing of a portfolio of properties.

Doral Bank – Participation Agreement

Representation of Doral Bank in numerous loan participation agreements.

Construction Financing and Joint Venture for Midtown Hotel

Representation of an affiliate of Traders Co. in the construction financing and joint venture with equity partner for a hotel located in Midtown Manhattan with Bank of Nova Scotia.

Fund Acquisition of a Branded Hotel

Representation of a private equity fund in the acquisition of a hotel in Houston, Texas.

Garrison Special Opportunities Fund Loan Workout

Representation of Garrison Special Opportunities Fund LP in a loan workout of a Manhattan development site.

Garrison Special Opportunities Fund – Loan Acquisition

Represented Garrison Special Opportunities Fund LP in the acquisition from a large investment bank of senior mezzanine and first mortgage loans encumbering a property on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Our work included negotiating financing for the loans with a European bank, and handling the restructure of a junior mezzanine loan, a senior mezzanine loan and a mortgage loan with the owner.

Northeast Distributor Leveraged Buyout

Represented a privately held real estate company in a leveraged buyout of the exclusive Northeast U.S. distributor of one of the country’s largest window and door manufacturers, including negotiation of the acquisition financing and the acquisition of real property for its new corporate headquarters.

Real Estate Developer – Hotel Management Agreements

Representation of a developer in negotiating hotel management agreements with respect to two properties on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

$156 Million Hotel Construction Financing

Represented a major U.S. investment bank in the $156 million senior construction financing of a hotel condominium resort in Telluride, Colorado.

$153 Million Interest in 5th Ave Office Building

Representation of real estate investors in connection with the $153 million sale of a beneficial interest in an office building on Fifth Avenue, Manhattan.

Manhattan Building Acquisition and Hotel Development

Representation of FIT Investment Corporation in connection with the zoning analysis and acquisition of 45 East 33rd Street in New York City, and its redevelopment of the building into a 93,000 square-foot hotel.

$104 Million Union Square Hotel Acquisition

Representation of Hersha Hospitality Trust in connection with its $104 million purchase of the Hyatt Union Square Hotel.

$600 Million Syndicated Revolving Loan Facility Secured by Art

Representation of the private wealth management group of one of the nation's largest financial institutions as one of the lenders in a $600 million syndicated revolving loan facility to a high net worth individual. The loan was secured by the borrower’s extensive art collection and real estate holdings.

Asset Management Company – Acquisition of 370 Columbus Avenue

Represented of a major asset management company in its joint venture purchase, with a real estate investment firm, of 370 Columbus Avenue.

Mine Investment Joint Venture

Represented a New York-based real estate investor in a joint venture with a Florida developer to develop a limestone and lime rock mine.

HQ Global Resources Nationwide Lease Restructuring

Representation of HQ Global Resources in a nationwide restructuring of hundreds of its office suite leases.