Matters

Piedmont Realty Trust – 500,000 Square-Foot Lease to New York State

Represented Piedmont Realty Trust in the lease to the New York Office of General Services for approx. 15 state agencies to use 500,000 square feet of space at 60 Broad Street in Manhattan.

Roseland Residential – Construction Loan for Port Imperial Building – New Jersey

Represented Roseland Residential, a subsidiary of Mack-Cali Realty Corp., in connection with a $92 million construction loan for its Port Imperial Building 8/9, an approximately 313-unit residential development project in Weehawken, New Jersey.

Roseland Residential – $300 Million Construction Loan

Represented Roseland Residential, a subsidiary of Mack-Cali Realty Corp., in connection with a $300 million construction loan for its 750-unit, 57-story residential development project in Jersey City, New Jersey.

William Macklowe Company – Lease to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Represented the William Macklowe Company in connection with the long-term lease to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of an approximately 60,000-sq.-ft. medical facility on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

William Macklowe Company – Park Slope, Brooklyn Acquisition

Represented the William Macklowe Company in the acquisition by it and Senlac Ridge Partners of a development property at 120 Fifth Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn. This complex deal closed on its original timeline even with the COVID-19 New York State on Pause limitations in effect.

Convene – NYC Leasing Counsel

Represented Convene in multiple New York City leases, including their flagship location with more than 70,000-sq.-ft. of retail/event space at Brookfield Place in downtown Manhattan. The space comprises the former Saks Fifth Avenue lower Manhattan flagship location.

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.

U-Haul International – $200 Million West Chelsea Sale

Represented U-Haul International affiliate AMERCO Real Estate Company, in the $200 million sale of four contiguous industrial properties in Manhattan's West Chelsea neighborhood to Related Companies, along with unused development rights from a fifth parcel that U-Haul retained.   

Reuters 3 Times Square Development

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

Financial Institutions – South Street Seaport Development Rights Sale

Advised a consortium of four large financial services companies on the sale of 333,000-sq.-ft. of development rights in Manhattan's South Street Seaport to the Howard Hughes Corporation.

Wells Fargo – Park Avenue Office Lease

Represented Wells Fargo in a new office lease at 280 Park Avenue, a joint venture of Vornado and SL Green.

Republic of Turkey – 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. Our work includes advice on government relations, real estate development and construction, leasing, land use and zoning.

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton​ – New York Counsel

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

KRE Group – 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.

U-Haul International – Real Estate Financings

Representing U-Haul International in a wide range of real estate financings, secured by properties in New York and New Jersey.

Large U.S. Financial Institution – 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.

CAPTOR RE – Real Estate Fund Program

Represented CAPTOR RE in the acquisition and sale of multi-million dollar real estate projects to non-U.S. investors using private REITs.

Gemini Real Estate Advisors – 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.

Escorial Affiliate – 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.