Matters

Metropolitan Commercial Bank – Leasing Matter

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

Sale of Washington Heights Multifamily Portfolio

Represented Yeshiva University in the sale of a portfolio of ten multifamily properties in the vicinity of its undergraduate campus in Washington Heights. In addition to the sale of the buildings, the transaction included multiple leasing arrangements between Yeshiva University and the buyer, to provide Yeshiva University with the opportunity to continue renting apartments to students and faculty.

Bronx General Post Office Acquistion

Represented Youngwoo & Associates in the acquisition of the Bronx general post office building from the United States Postal Service. We also handled the permanent lease of a section of the building to the USPS so that they maintain a continued retail presence in the area, a loan agreement related to the Depression-era murals inside the building, and a joint venture agreement.

$220 Million Chicago Office Tower Acquisition

Represented The World-Wide Group and Cammeby's International in the $220 million joint venture acquisition of a Class A tower in Chicago, Illinois.

Life Insurance Company – Acquisition

Represented one of the largest life insurers in the world in its $130 million acquisition of 28 CVS drug stores in connection with 1031 exchanges.

St. Maartin Property Development and Sale

Represented a private investment management company and its joint venture partners in their development and disposition of property in St. Maartin, Netherlands Antilles, to hotel and residential developers, including a complex ground lease structure.

Major Financial Holdings Company – Sublease

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

Stillwater Capital – Acquisition

Represented Stillwater Capital and its joint venture partners in the acquisition of a shopping center.

Counsel to Bernstein Real Estate

Counsel to Bernstein Real Estate in a number of transactions, involving tax, structuring, acquisitions and sales.

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.

MF Global Corporate Headquarters Lease

Represented MF Global in its 62,000 square-foot New York headquarters lease.

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. 

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.

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.