Acquisition of 685 Fifth Avenue’s Non-Retail Floors

Represented City’s Property Development New York (CPD NY), the commercial property arm of Turkey’s Gulaylar Group, in the acquisition, financing and leasing of the non-retail portion of 685 Fifth Avenue.

RXR – Office and Retail Leasing

Represented RXR Realty, one of the largest real estate operating and investment companies in the New York tri-state area, in a wide range of office and retail leasing matters.

Real Estate Developer – Office Leases

Representation of a major real estate developer as landlord for all its office leases in a Class A New Jersey office complex.

150,000 Square-Foot Bank Sublease

Represented Mizuho Corporate Bank in its sublease of 150,000 square feet at One State Street Plaza in Manhattan.

Cipriani’s Rainbow Room Restaurant Lease

Representation of the Cipriani family in their lease of the world famous Rainbow Room at 30 Rockefeller Center.

HQ Global Resources Nationwide Lease Restructuring

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

Major Financial Holdings Company – Sublease

Representation of a major financial holdings company in its sublease of 250,000 square feet of space in Manhattan.

Lease of Banquet Facility by Cipriani

Represented Cipriani in the leasing of its banquet facility at 25 Broadway.

$330 Million Manhattan Ground Lease Sale

Represented The Lightstone Group in the combined $330 million sale of a ground lease position owned by Abraham Kamber & Company LLC and a subleasehold estate owned by Lightstone at 1407 Broadway.

New Jersey Hotel Acquisition

Represented Three Wall Capital in the purchase of the ground lease interest in a hotel and restaurant in Secaucus, New Jersey, as well as the related financing and the negotiation of new hotel franchise license and management agreements.

Metropolitan Commercial Bank – Leasing Matter

Represented Metropolitan Commercial Bank in the leasing of a new suburban bank branch.

70,000 Square-Foot Bryant Park Sublease

Represented a subsidiary of Nomura Securities, in a 70,000 square foot sublease to Stifel, Nicolaus & Company at 3 Bryant Park.

$60 Million Manhattan Retail Acquisition and Leasehold Financing

Represented a developer in forming and capitalizing a purchaser, and in the $60 million acquisition and leasehold financing of a master lease of the retail space at 1657 Broadway, Manhattan.

Manhattan Office Lease for Nomura America

Representation of investment bank Nomura America in office leasing matters throughout the U.S.

Manhattan Office Lease for Instinet Inc.

Representation of financial services company Instinet in connection with a lease for a new corporate headquarters at 1095 Avenue of the Americas – one of the largest leases of new space in 2009.

WNET – World Wide Plaza Lease

Representation of public television network WNET on a 15-year, 95,000 square-foot headquarters lease at World Wide Plaza in Midtown Manhattan. 

Global Management Consulting Firm – Connecticut Office Lease

Represented a global management consulting firm in the lease of a regional operating office in Connecticut.

Planet Hollywood – New Restaurant Leases

Representation of Planet Hollywood International, Inc. in connection with the negotiation of leases for new restaurants in New York, Los Angeles and Boca Raton.

Online Marketing Company – National Leasing Matters

Represented an online marketing company in office lease agreements in a number of U.S. states, including New York, Boston, Arizona, Virginia and Texas.

$27 Million Ground Lease Sale

Represented a privately-held real estate holding and property management company on the $27 million sale of the ground lease of a high-rise Manhattan residential building.

Major U.S. Bank Branch and Office Leases

Represented a large U.S. financial institution in subleasing 800,000 square-feet at One New York Plaza, a 400,000 New York City brokerage center lease, and various branch and office leasing matters in the Northeast.

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton​ – New York Counsel

Counsel to LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and the company's various luxury brands in connection with their New York real estate transactions.

Reuters 3 Times Square Development

Represented Reuters in the development, construction and leasing of 3 Times Square, an 855,000 square-foot office tower in Times Square.

Polo Ralph Lauren Lease

Represented Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation in a 50,000 square-foot Manhattan office and showroom lease.

Gabreski Airport Lease and Site Development

Represented Rechler Equity Partners on all aspects of their 40-year renewable ground lease to redevelop Suffolk County’s 55-acre Gabreski Airport.