Matters

Connecticut Industrial Site Acquisition

Represented a developer in its purchase of a former aircraft manufacturing site and related personal property in North Haven, Connecticut. We also advised the developer in related equipment and ground leases with the seller to provide for the seller’s phased withdrawal.

Rabina Properties – Fort Lauderdale Condominium Development

Represented a partnership between affiliates of Rabina Properties and the Related Group in a joint venture with a fund managed by Perella Weinberg Partners to develop a high rise luxury condominium in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Rabina Properties – $105 Million Fort Lauderdale Construction Loan

Represented Rabina Properties in a joint venture with Related Group, on a $105 million construction loan from SunTrust Bank. A Perella Weinberg Partners fund, which is also part of the joint venture, also provided equity to be used in connection with a residential development in the Las Olas section of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

M&T Bank – $67 Million Manhattan Hotel Construction Loan

Represented M&T Bank in a $67 million acquisition and construction loan for the development of a 248-key Hilton Garden Inn at 6-10 Water Street.

Vernon Realty Associates – $57 Million Long Island City Development Site Sale

Represented Vernon Realty Associates in the $57 million sale of two Long Island City development sites to an affiliate of Criterion Group.

CPC/Morton Olshan – Parkchester Condominium Redevelopment

Represented a joint venture between The Community Preservation Corporation, Morton Olshan of Mall Properties Inc., and Jeremiah O'Connor of The O'Connor Group, in the complete renovation and rehabilitation of the 171-building Parkchester condominium in the Bronx, New York, including the acquisition and financing of 6,361 unsold residential condominium units, 500,000 square-feet of retail and commercial space and five parking garages. Our work included government relations, land use, real estate and tax advice. The project required the cooperation of our clients, utility companies, state and city politicians, religious leaders and local residents, and included the passage of special legislation.

Real Estate Investor – Utah Resort Acquisition

Represented a principal of a joint venture in the venture’s acquisition, from another of its principals, of a resort condominium in Deer Valley, Utah. In connection with the acquisition and future development of the resort, the joint venture also obtained up to $212 million in construction financing.

Real Estate Investment Company – Five-State Residential Portfolio Acquisition and Financing

Represented a major real estate investment and service company in its acquisition and financing of a five-state, 14-property portfolio of residential rental and condominium apartment complexes. The portfolio was financed through 14 first mortgage loans and 12 mezzanine loans, culminating in a four-day closing.

Real Estate Companies – $380 Million National Apartment Complex Acquisition

Represented a joint venture between two major real estate companies in its $380 million acquisition and financing of 52 apartment complexes in 14 states.

Real Estate Companies – $315 Million Office Portfolio Acquisition

Represented a joint venture between two major real estate companies in its $315 million acquisition and financing of a 43-property portfolio of office and commercial buildings in Long Island, New York.

Real Estate Companies – $161 Million Long Island Office Acquisition

Represented a joint venture between two major real estate companies in its $161.5 million acquisition and financing of two Long Island, New York office buildings.