Real Estate Finance

In this rapidly changing economy, our lawyers understand and appreciate the market sensitivities and issues peculiar to companies in the real estate finance industry. We help national and international banks, other financial institutions, insurance companies, owners and users in structuring and documenting credit facilities and capital markets transactions involving real estate investment trusts, private real estate opportunity funds, the lodging industry, homebuilders, commercial real estate developers, and other owners and operators of real estate. These transactions include:  

  • Mortgage lending
  • Synthetic leasing
  • Portfolio finance
  • Mezzanine finance/
    subordinated debt finance
  • Hotel and resort finance
  • Construction finance
  • Repurchase and warehouse credit facilities
  • Preferred equity
  • Sale leasebacks
  • Real estate structured debt
  • Corporate credit facilities
  • Syndicated credit facilities
  • Subscription loan facilities
  • Term loans
  • Multi-state loans
  • Bridge loans
  • REIT financings

We also represent real estate developers in a wide variety of real estate financings, including construction loans, refinancings, permanent loans and mezzanine loans in virtually each type of property use - land acquisition, multi-family, condominium, hotel, office and retail space.

We help national and international banks, other financial institutions, owners, and users in structuring and documenting credit facilities and capital market transactions involving real estate investment trusts, the lodging industry, homebuilders, commercial real estate developers, and other owners and operators of real estate.

Many members of the core team of the real estate finance section have practiced law together since 1985. As of early 2014, the group has grown to more than 60 attorneys firmwide, more than 30 of which are in New York, and is currently expanding.