Acquisitions / Dispositions

We guide clients through the nation’s largest and most complex real estate deals.

Our national Real Estate team represents clients on real estate acquisitions and dispositions of every type and size, in every major and secondary market in the United States. In the course of advising America’s real estate elite, our lawyers have developed the skills necessary to deliver value-added, business-minded legal advice in an effective and efficient way. Considering the demands of today’s fast-paced real estate market, we apply our understanding of the market-driven give-and-take in acquisitions and dispositions to our representations, whether transacting on a single asset or a large portfolio.

We have experience managing complex acquisitions. With many billions of dollars of real estate transactions under our belt and a team of over 80 real estate professionals, there is no deal too large or too complex. We regularly steer our clients through a maze of due diligence and legal issues on office, industrial, multifamily, retail and alternative property types, such as hospitality, self-storage and senior living. We routinely manage regulatory concerns, including environmental issues, zoning and land use and CFIUS. Many of our clients enter transactions through joint ventures, TICs and private REITs, and, through our multi-disciplinary approach, we help them establish and maintain successful long-term relationships with their fellow investors.

Areas of Focus

  • Acquisitions and Dispositions
  • Condominiums
  • Foreign Investment and Sovereign Wealth Funds
  • Joint Ventures and Partnerships
  • Leasing
  • Like-Kind Exchanges
  • Preferred Equity
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
  • Stock/Share Purchases

Experience

  • 1285 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY: J.P. Morgan-advised fund in the sale of 1285 Avenue of the Americas, a 42-story, 1.7 million square-foot office building located in Rockefeller Center.
  • Setai Hotel, Miami, FL: Setai Group in connection with the sale of the Setai Hotel in Miami Beach, FL.
  • Two Independence Square, Washington D.C.: Piedmont Office Realty Trust, the seller, in the $360 million disposition of Two Independence Square, a 600,000 square foot commercial property serving as the national headquarters for NASA located in Washington D.C. As the purchasing entity included a consortium of South Korean investors, the parties sought the approval of the CFIUS.
  • The Davenport, Boston, MA: Alony Hetz Properties & Investments Ltd., in a joint venture with Oxford Properties, in the $202 million acquisition of a 232,400 square foot building known as The Davenport in Boston, MA. The Davenport serves as the corporate headquarters for HubSpot, a leading inbound marketing and sales platform.
  • The Blackstone Hotel, Chicago, IL: J.P. Morgan Investment Management, Inc.-advised fund in the acquisition, financing, redevelopment and $60 million sale of the Blackstone Hotel, a Marriott Renaissance hotel in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Eight Multifamily Properties, New York: A&E Real Estate Holdings, LLC, the purchaser, in the $272 million acquisition of eight multifamily properties in New York City and Yonkers, New York, and simultaneous sale of the Yonkers property at closing.
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Lawyers In This Group


NAME TITLE OFFICE
Elizabeth M. Akerman Associate New York

Elizabeth M. Akerman
Associate
New York

Loryn D. Arkow Partner Los Angeles

Loryn D. Arkow
Partner
Los Angeles

Evan D. Babcock Associate New York

Evan D. Babcock
Associate
New York

Eugene P. Balshem Partner Miami

Eugene P. Balshem
Partner
Miami

Leonard Boxer Partner New York

Leonard Boxer
Partner
New York

Stephen A. Brown Associate New York

Stephen A. Brown
Associate
New York

William Campbell Partner New York

William Campbell
Partner
New York

Mary J. Cooke Associate New York

Mary J. Cooke
Associate
New York

Brian Diamond Partner New York

Brian Diamond
Partner
New York

John B. Egnatios-Beene Special Counsel New York

John B. Egnatios-Beene
Special Counsel
New York

Danielle A. Grunwald Associate New York

Danielle A. Grunwald
Associate
New York

Steven Horowitz Partner New York
Miami

Steven Horowitz
Partner
New York
Miami

Marc Hurel Partner New York

Marc Hurel
Partner
New York

Ankush R. Israni Associate Los Angeles

Ankush R. Israni
Associate
Los Angeles

Jeffrey R. Keitelman Co-Managing Partner Washington, DC
New York

Jeffrey R. Keitelman
Co-Managing Partner
Washington, DC
New York

Joseph Kornbluh Associate New York

Joseph Kornbluh
Associate
New York

Ronald A. Kriss Of Counsel Miami

Ronald A. Kriss
Of Counsel
Miami

Benjamin M. Lee Associate Washington, DC

Benjamin M. Lee
Associate
Washington, DC

Elizabeth R. Lorton Special Counsel New York

Elizabeth R. Lorton
Special Counsel
New York

Joseph F. Miller Special Counsel Washington, DC

Joseph F. Miller
Special Counsel
Washington, DC

Steven P. Moskowitz Partner New York

Steven P. Moskowitz
Partner
New York

John-Paul Ovadia Associate Miami

John-Paul Ovadia
Associate
Miami

Kim Pagotto Partner Washington, DC

Kim Pagotto
Partner
Washington, DC

Zachary S. Perron Associate New York

Zachary S. Perron
Associate
New York

Nicholas S. Richard Associate New York

Nicholas S. Richard
Associate
New York

Karen Scanna Partner New York

Karen Scanna
Partner
New York

Hala M. Sibay Special Counsel Washington, DC

Hala M. Sibay
Special Counsel
Washington, DC

Justin R. Steinmark Special Counsel Miami

Justin R. Steinmark
Special Counsel
Miami

Ira K. Teicher Partner Miami

Ira K. Teicher
Partner
Miami

Margot J. Wainger Associate Miami

Margot J. Wainger
Associate
Miami

Austin O. Wilkins* Associate Miami

Austin O. Wilkins*
Associate
Miami

Jon S. Ziefert Special Counsel Los Angeles
New York

Jon S. Ziefert
Special Counsel
Los Angeles
New York