Matters

Toll Brothers-Och Ziff Condo Development Joint Venture

Represented Toll Brothers in a joint venture with an Och Ziff fund to develop a 114-unit Manhattan condominium.

$63 Million Manhattan Property Acquisition and Financing

Represented Nahla Capital, in a joint venture with The Naftali Group, in the $63 million acquisition and related financing of a Manhattan property which the venture plans to develop into a 26-unit luxury condominium.

Acquisition and Joint Venture to Redevelop Chelsea Property

Represented DDG in the acquisition of a property on the westside of Manhattan along with a related financing from M&T Bank and formation of a joint venture to redevelop the property into an 11-story residential condominium.

New Jersey Hotel Acquisition

Represented Three Wall Capital in the purchase of the ground lease interest in a hotel and restaurant in Secaucus, New Jersey, as well as the related financing and the negotiation of new hotel franchise license and management agreements.

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.

$57.5 Million New Jersey Hotel Financings

Represented a prominent real estate and investment management firm on two senior mortgage loan financings aggregating $57.5 million, and secured by full service hotels in East Rutherford and Edison, New Jersey, including issues attendant to implementation of a multi-million dollar property improvement plan.

New Orleans Hotel Acquisition

Representation of a hospitality enterprise in the acquisition of a hotel in New Orleans.

Sales of U.S. Hotel Loans

Represented a bank from an EU member state in the disposal of several large loans tied to U.S. hotels.

Emmes Asset Management Company LLC – Acquisition

Represented Emmes Asset Management in connection with the acquisition of a preferred equity interest in Waterside Plaza, a multi-family residential complex on the East River.

Ritz Carlton Resort Condominium Financings

Represented an investment bank in senior construction financings of resort condominium projects branded by Ritz Carlton in Maui, Hawaii, Rancho Mirage, Philadelphia, and the Turks & Caicos Islands.

Investment Bank – Resort Financing

Representation of an investment bank in providing senior acquisition financing for a beachfront resort in Bermuda and resort hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Resort Financings

Represented an institutional lender in a $65 million acquisition and pre-development loan for the construction of a residential golf community and luxury hotel development in Mexico and in a development loan in Bermuda.

Investment Bank Resort Financings

Represented an investment bank in the pre-development financing of resort hotel projects in Rancho Mirage California, Bermuda and Rose Island, Bahamas.

International Lender – Arizona Resort

Representation of an international lender in the senior construction financing of a resort hotel in Tucson, Arizona, that also features a luxury residential community and PGA golf course.

Investment Bank – $250 Million Construction Loan Syndication

Representation of an investment bank in syndicating a $250 million construction loan originally held as a portfolio loan, and in converting a portion of the loan to mezzanine financing.

Investment Bank – Acquisition and Sale of National Business Hotel Brand

Representation of a global investment bank in its acquisition—and subsequent sale—of a national business-class hotel brand.

Investment Bank – Costa Rica Resort

Representation of a large investment bank in connection with debt and equity investments made with respect to a resort, including golf course, to be constructed on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica.

Specialty Finance Company – Florida Condo

Representation of a specialty finance company in the mezzanine construction financing of a condominium in South Beach, Florida.

Investment Bank – Hotel Sale

Representation of an investment bank in its sale of a five-star New York City Hotel to the Blackstone Group.