Matters

L+M Development – $350+ Million Financing and Development of former J&R Music World

Represented L+M Development Partners Inc. in a $350+ million financing transaction for the construction and development of a 45-story mixed use residential condominium building at 25 Park Row in lower Manhattan. The site is the former headquarters of J&R Music World, which closed in 2014.

Maxx Properties – Mamaroneck, NY Mixed-Use Project

Represented a group led by MAXX Properties in the joint venture, acquisition and construction financing of the company’s first development project, a mixed-use residential and retail property located in Mamaroneck, NY.

Continental Ventures – Upper East Side Joint Venture

Represented Continental Ventures in a joint venture transaction involving the acquisition, financing and development of a luxury mixed-use project on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.   

281 Fifth Avenue Assemblage and Sale

Represented the KRE Group in the assemblage of a development site including 281 Fifth Avenue, and the sale of the assemblage to Victor Nomad LLC. The deal included an adjacent air parcel with additional development rights and inclusionary housing certificates.

Manhattan Construction Access Agreements

Represented Gemini Real Estate Advisors in the negotiation of two construction access agreements in connection with their development of a building in Midtown South.

Joint Venture Development of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Advised Toll Brothers City Living, the urban development division of Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE: TOL), in its joint venture with Starwood Capital Group to develop a 550,000-square-foot luxury hotel and residential complex at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

$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.

$105 Million Office Building Conversion

Represented a developer in the acquisition and financing of a commercial building in Chelsea, Manhattan, and its conversion to a mixed-use retail/residential building, the sale of the commercial unit, and the condominium offering of the residential units.

Developer – $120 Million Condominium Business

Representation of a developer in creating a condominium regime on a commercial property in The Bronx, New York, to facilitate future leasing and potential sales. We are also advising the developer on the project’s associated applications to the New York Attorney General.

Lincoln Square Synagogue Property Exchange

Represented the Lincoln Square Synagogue in a high-profile exchange of property and development rights that enabled the development of the largest new synagogue in Manhattan since the 1920's. This transaction earned the Real Estate Board of New York's "Most Ingenious Deal of the Year" award.

9 Bruckner Boulevard Acquisition and Financing

Represented an affiliate of Somerset Partners in the $7.5 million acquisition and financing of 9 Bruckner Boulevard in the South Bronx.  The industrial site will be converted into a 30,000 square-foot food hall, to be known as Bruckner Market.  The property is situated opposite of Somerset’s planned residential development project along the South Bronx waterfront.

The Republic of Turkey’s New York Consulate

Representing the Republic of Turkey in the development and construction of a new and expanded consulate at 46th Street and 1st Avenue across from the UN's General Assembly; a signature project as it expands its diplomatic footprint around the world. Our work includes advice on government relations, real estate development and construction, leasing, land use and zoning.

Prospect Heights Condominium Development

Represented an affiliate of Escorial in the redevelopment of a former parking garage in Prospect Heights into residential condominiums, including counsel on land acquisition, unused development rights, 421-a certificates, design and construction agreements and the condominium approval process.

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.

Second Avenue Subway Development Transaction

Represented an apartment corporation in a complex transaction involving the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's condemnation of portions of the property to make way for the construction of the Second Avenue subway.

Gotham Organization – Mixed-Use Development

Representation of Gotham Organization, a premier New York developer and construction company, in various government relations matters.

Toll Brothers – Development Rights Acquisition

Represented an affiliate of Toll Brothers City Living in the acquisition of development rights from a site on First Avenue between East 52nd Street and East 53rd Street in Manhattan.

Hotel Construction Financing

Represented a major New York hotel group in a construction loan on 6 Columbus, an 88-room boutique Manhattan hotel. We assisted our client in all aspects of the project's development, including construction, interim and permanent financing, litigation with various contractors, and the implementation of a hotel management agreement.

Manhattan “Sky Garage” Condo Development

Represented Youngwoo & Associates LLC in developing a unique residential condominium building in New York's West Chelsea neighborhood, which features full-floor units with a parking facility for a car at each level. We advised on the land acquisition, construction financing and zoning issues.

Domino Sugar Factory Redevelopment

Represented The Community Preservation Corporation in the acquisition, financing and development of the 11.5-acre waterfront complex in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that was formerly home to Domino Sugar.

Subsidized Housing Project Sponsor – Market Rate Conversion

Representation of a sponsor in settling a litigation involving the sponsor's effort to convert one of New York City's largest Mitchell-Lama subsidized housing projects (some 1,200 units on Manhattan's Upper East Side) to market rate housing. The settlement involved the creation of entirely new subsidy programs by the city and by the sponsor, and an approximately $550 million condominium conversion.