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Bradford B. Lavender

Partner | Co-Chair - Real Estate Practice Group

Bradford Lavender is co-chair of the Real Estate Practice Group and a member of the firm’s board of directors. Brad is active in all areas of real estate and real estate finance, including joint ventures, sales, acquisitions, ground leases, loan and preferred equity originations, restructurings, development transactions, and space leases. Brad’s clients include private equity funds, publicly-traded REITs, closely-held real estate companies, foreign investors, and local developers. In recent years, Brad has (1) represented both investors and operators in numerous joint venture transactions involving over $3 billion of invested equity in various asset classes, including hotels, multifamily apartment complexes, office buildings, retail centers, senior living centers, and development sites; (2) represented a publicly-traded REIT in the acquisition of a portfolio of 52 hotels for over $1 billion (the largest hospitality portfolio transaction that year); (3) represented lenders in the restructuring of over $2 billion of mortgage and mezzanine loans; and (4) represented the State of New York in its purchase of the James A. Farley Post Office Building in Manhattan, the future home of Moynihan Station.

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  • Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers, 2023


B.S., State University of New York at Albany, 1991, magna cum laude

J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1994


New York

Lavender in The Practical Real Estate Lawyer: Using a Co-GP Structure in Real Estate Joint Ventures
April 19, 2023

Partner Brad Lavender authored an article in The Practical Real Estate Lawyer discussing “Co-GP” real estate joint ventures. A customary real estate joint venture usually consists of two parties – the operator/developer (commonly known as the “GP”) and the investor (commonly known as the “LP”). Brad’s article discusses some of the unique issues that may arise when the GP itself consists of a separ [...]