Matters

Westfield Corporation – Fulton Center Retail Leasing

Represented Westfield Corporation in the retail leasing of Manhattan's Fulton Center. Fulton Center is one of New York City's largest transit hubs - approximately 300,000 people travel through it every weekday.

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.

Shoe Retailer – Shopping Center Leases

Represented a major U.S. men’s shoe company in its expansion into high-end shopping centers throughout the country.

Real Estate Developer – Office Leases

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

Global Management Consulting Firm – Connecticut Office Lease

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

Manufacturing Facility Acquisition

Represented one of the nation's largest manufacturers of cheese in the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of a cheese manufacturing facility, including its real property.

Citibank – $600 Million Financing to Durst Affiliates

Represented Citibank, as agent, in a $600 million term loan to certain affiliates of the Durst Organization secured by a blanket mortgage on six office buildings located in Manhattan. The term loan refinanced approximately $300 million of existing mortgage debt on three of the properties (including approximately $120 million outstanding to Citibank). The bank group also financed a $400 million revolving credit facility to the Durst Organization. The revolving credit facility is secured by pledges of economic and equity interests in the six mortgage borrowers and in two additional Durst affiliates, which affiliates own other office properties in Manhattan.

NYC School Construction Authority – 77 Greenwich Street

Assisted the New York City School Construction Authority (“SCA”) in the $104 million purchase of the structure of a multi-story elementary school, from an affiliate of Trinity Place Holdings. SCA will complete a multi-story elementary school and construct a 40-story condominium on the property at 77 Greenwich Street.