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Elizabeth Akerman regularly advises institutional and non-institutional owners, operators, investment managers and developers on real estate investment and development transactions with respect to real estate assets across the United States. Elizabeth provides comprehensive guidance throughout the full life cycle of all types of commercial real estate transactions, including the representation of such clients in the formation of joint ventures and financings, including mortgage mezzanine and construction loans, developments, acquisitions, dispositions, and restructurings. In addition, Elizabeth represents lenders in real estate secured financings, including CMBS financings secured by hotel assets.

Elizabeth has been selected by Best Lawyers In America for inclusion on Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch In America 2022 list in the specialty of Real Estate Law.

Honors & Awards

  • Ones to Watch, New York Real Estate Journal, 2021
  • Best Lawyers, “Ones To Watch In America” 

Memberships

  • Member, Urban Land Institute
  • Member, New York City Bar Association

Speeches & Events

  • Speaker, “Real Estate Purchase and Sale Contracts in 2021: New Closing and Transaction Risks During the Downturn,” Strafford Webinar, December 15, 2020

Representative Matters

  • A fund advisor in the negotiation of a $600,000,000 portfolio financing comprised of mortgage and mezzanine loans secured by properties throughout New York City.
  • A fund advisor in the formation of a joint venture for the development and negotiation of construction financing for the development of a mixed-use property within a qualified opportunity zone in Philadelphia, PA.
  • A joint venture managed by Lendlease and L&M Development Partners in obtaining construction financing from global financial services firm Barings, on behalf of its managed accounts, for the development of 100 Claremont Avenue into a 354,000-square-foot mixed-use building in the cultural and academic neighborhood of Morningside Heights.
  • A fund advisor in the formation of a joint venture for the development and financing of a mixed-use development within a qualified opportunity zone in College Park, MD.
  • A joint venture in the negotiation of the $138 million construction financing for the development of a multifamily complex in Jersey City, NJ.
  • A fund advisor in connection with the $1.65 billion sale of an office building located in Manhattan.
  • A fund advisor in connection with the $350 million financing of a shopping mall located in Honolulu, HI.
  • The lender in connection with a $135 million financing secured by a portfolio of ground leases in Boston, MA.

Admitted To Practice

New York

Education

J.D., Harvard Law School, 2012

B.A., University of Florida, 2009