Diana Brummer concentrates in a range of commercial real estate transactions, with particular emphasis on acquisitions, development, joint ventures, leasing, loan workouts and financings. She also has experience in public-private real estate partnerships, including being part of the Stroock team that has worked with the New York Mets in successfully negotiating the leasing, construction and financing of the new ballpark.

Ms. Brummer also regularly counsels her clients on all aspects of managing distressed real estate assets. She represents a wide variety of client types, including pension funds, private real estate funds and public and private REITs, as well as their investment advisors.

Prior to joining Stroock, she was an associate at a major international law firm and spent more than two years in their Tokyo, Japan office. Ms. Brummer has lived and worked in Japan for a total of five years and is proficient in Japanese.


Ms. Brummer was recognized in New York Real Estate Journal's 2017 Women in Real Estate Spotlight for exceptional work in the New York City metro area. Real Estate New York Magazine named Ms. Brummer as one of its "Rising Stars" in the commercial real estate industry. She has also been nationally recommended by The Legal 500 United States.


  • Co-Chair of the Programs Committee, Association of Real Estate Women (AREW)
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York


  • Panelist, “High Yield Bridge/Mezzanine Loan Investment 2018,” The 15th Annual Winter Forum on Real Estate Opportunity & Private Fund Investing, Laguna Beach, CA, January 17-19, 2018 
  • Speaker, "Structuring Preferred Equity Investments in Real Estate Ventures: True Equity vs. "Debt-Like" Equity," Strafford Webinar, November 22, 2016
  • Panelist, "Mortgage Financing," PLI's 18th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, New York, NY, December 5-6, 2016
  • Panelist, "Joint Venture Best Practices for Operating Agreements, Structures & Beyond," IMN 17th Annual US Real Estate Opportunity & Private Fund Investing Forum, New York, NY, June 13-14, 2016
  • Speaker, "Mortgage Financing," PLI's 17th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, New York, NY, December 1-2, 2015
  • Panelist, "Preferred Equity/Mezzanine/Bridge Finance for Land Acquisition, Pre-Development & Construction Deals: Borrower & Lender Perspectives," IMN's Borrower & Investor Forum on Real Estate Mezzanine Financing & Subordinated Debt, New York, NY, November 10, 2015
  • Panelist, "Mortgage Financing," PLI's 16th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, New York, NY, November 20-21, 2014
  • Panelist, "Property Joint Ventures," IMN US Real Estate Opportunity & Private Fund Investing Forum, New York, NY, May 29-30, 2013


New York, 1999


Clerk, the Hon. Richard J. Cardamone, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit


J.D., magna cum laude, Cornell Law School, 1998; Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, Cornell Law Review; Kerr Prize for Academic Excellence

B.A., with distinction, University of Illinois, 1994; Tyler Award for Excellence in East Asian Studies