Matters

Terra Holdings – Hospital for Special Surgery Commercial Lease

Represented Terra Holdings in the Hospital for Special Surgery’s lease of 17,000 square-feet of space at 770 Lexington Avenue in New York City.

Wind Rose – Restaurant Lease

Represented Wind Rose, a Korean fusion restaurant, in the lease of their first location at 39 Downing Street in the West Village.

Luxury Appliance Company – Manhattan Showroom Lease

Represented a multinational home appliance company in a showroom lease in Manhattan's A&D Building.

Drugstore Chain – Retail Leases

Represented a national drugstore chain in the leasing of retail locations throughout the U.S.  

DH Property Holdings Affiliate – Red Hook, Brooklyn – Ground Lease of Industrial Property

Represented an affiliate of DH Property Holdings, LLC in the 99-year ground lease of an industrial property in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

U.S. Banking Institution – Sale of 77-Property, 15-State Real Estate Portfolio

Represented one of the largest U.S. banking institutions in the sale of a 77-property, 15-state real estate portfolio to a global investment management firm. The transaction also involved the leaseback of 22 properties.

Joint Venture – $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.

Financial Institution – 2 Penn Plaza Branch Lease

Represented a large financial institution in a retail branch lease at 2 Penn Plaza with Vornado Realty Trust.

AEW Capital Management – 175 Varick Street Leasehold Interest Sale

Represented AEW Capital Management in the sale of its leasehold interest in 175 Varick Street to an affiliate of Tishman Speyer.

Amity Education Group – Acquisition of St. John’s University Campus

Represented India-based Amity Education Group, a nonprofit international education group, in the $22.4 million purchase of the St. John’s University 170-acre waterfront campus located in Oakdale, Long Island.

Youngwoo & Associates – Bronx General Post Office Acquisition

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 retail presence, a loan agreement related to the Depression-era murals inside the building, and a joint venture agreement.

Yeshiva University – Multifamily Portfolio Sale

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.

Metropolitan Commercial Bank – Leasing Matter

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

Stillwater Capital – Acquisition

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

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.

Madison Avenue Art Gallery – Office Lease

Represented an art gallery in a Madison Avenue office lease with Vornado Realty Trust.

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.

Rechler Equity Partners – 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.

Planet Hollywood – New Restaurant Leases

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

WNET – World Wide Plaza Lease

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

MF Global Corporate Headquarters Lease

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

Book Publisher – Retail Lease

Represented a major U.S. book publisher in the lease of a retail location in Midtown Manhattan.