Real Estate Weekly – 2021 Real Estate Leading Ladies
Herrick partner and Real Estate Department chair, Belinda Schwartz, was recognized as one of Real Estate Weekly's 2021 Leading Ladies. REW states, "This elite group of trailblazing women have been acknowledged by their peers for their significant roles in the past, present and future of the business and all of its many facets. From efforts to help their companies navigate a global pandemic, to contributions to the ever-evolving cityscape, they have each displayed incredible commitment not just to their job, but to using their talents to shape they way we interact with the built environment and their influence to make it better for everyone."
About Belinda the publication states:
"Most recent achievement: As a member of firm’s Executive Committee and chair of the Real Estate Department, Belinda is proud to work with the firm to promote diversity and inclusion on many levels at Herrick. Mentorship and camaraderie are also very important to Belinda, and she states, "It’s been very rewarding and inspiring to work with incredible young professionals and watch them grow into brilliant and creative senior members of a cohesive and well-regarded team."
Belinda has chaired Herrick’s Real Estate Department since 2014, been a member of the firm’s Executive Committee since 2017 and is a 30-plus year veteran of NYC’s commercial real estate market. She is a leader and mentor for 60-plus attorneys and urban planners (23 of which are women) and one of the only women in the country to chair a major commercial real estate practice. Clients value her ability to find common ground in negotiations and achieve a desirable outcome as swiftly as possible. Her clients include prominent developers, owners, funds, investors and family-owned real estate businesses, whom she advises in complex debt and equity transactions including real estate restructurings and workouts; fund formation; property acquisitions and sales; joint ventures; development deals; construction matters; ground and commercial leases. Belinda has significant experience representing investors from China, Israel, Turkey and South America, looking to invest in CRE in the U.S., either as principals, mezzanine investors or preferred equity providers."