Dena Cohen brings many years of experience to the table with an extensive background in sophisticated and diverse real estate matters. Dena focuses her practice on commercial leasing and acquisitions and sales of real estate. Representation of both owners and tenants in large office and retail lease negotiations gives Dena the ability to find the creative solutions required to finalize those transactions. Dena's clients turn to her for their everyday leasing needs because they trust that she will provide them with the best possible advice while being efficient. Dena has represented clients in the leasing of millions of square feet of office, retail and industrial space for a wide range of owners and tenants and has extensive experience in ground leasing. Dena has also represented parties in transactions involving the acquisition and sale of development rights and is proficient in billboard and signage leasing.
Dena's experience in the real estate industry includes the following recent transactions: representation of the following: a hotel developer in a long term ground lease in Midtown Manhattan its first New York transaction; a real estate investment firm in the net lease of the former H&H Bagels headquarters to a major New York City event planning firm; a national financial institution in a complex transaction involving the divestment of 500,000 square feet of Class -A office space; a global financial institution in its acquisition of a SoHo loft building for $87M; a real estate fund in its acquisition of a hotel in Union Square for $100M; purchasers of multiple properties in complex 1031 exchange transactions; several investment firms and WNET television studio in headquarter leases of more than 100,000 square feet; the owners of several prominent office buildings in New York City in connection with their leasing of office and retail space; and the owners of mixed-use developments in connection with various retail leases including high-end medical offices and food and beverage establishments.
Dena was named a 2013 and 2014 Super Lawyer for Metro New York.