New York Real Estate Finance

Our New York Real Estate Finance Team combines extensive New York real estate knowledge and deal experience with a national real estate finance platform.

We provide comprehensive, practical, and cost-effective guidance on the structuring, documenting, and closing of real estate debt and equity transactions for projects in New York and for those governed by New York law. Our team also advises clients on national debt and equity programs sourced from New York.

Our attorneys have experience advising a diverse array of clients in a wide variety of deal structures, project types, and capital configurations. We represent some of the nation's largest commercial and investment banks, life insurance companies, specialty finance companies, private equity firms, and foreign banks operating active and diverse debt and equity platforms—with many pursuing multiple secondary market executions.

Leveraging technology and the depth of our national team, we manage and staff each matter in the most effective and efficient way to meet clients' timing requirements and expectations. We understand our clients' business objectives as well as the highly competitive nature of the real estate debt and equity markets, and we are committed to the successful closing of each transaction.


  • We represented a major, New York-based, national real estate development and investment company in acquiring and restructuring more than $250 million in senior, construction, and mezzanine financing involving a co-lending arrangement with an existing institutional lender. The financing is secured by three in-progress luxury branded condominium projects in the greater New York City area.
  • We represented a large pension fund in a joint venture in the $194 million financing of a mixed-use development project in New York City. The complex project included co-op apartments, rental apartments, and retail space, and community facilities. The New York City Housing Development Corporation (NYCHDC) and Citibank provided financing, which included low-income housing tax credits.
  • We represented a client in the recapitalization and restructuring of a major mixed-use project in Queens, New York, that includes approximately 346 apartment units, 19,000 square feet of community facilities space, 53,000 square feet of retail space, and underground parking. The project is financed by an equity investment from our client, bonds issued by the NYCHDC (and credit-enhanced by Citibank), and NYCHDC subsidy loans. It includes low-income housing units and is eligible for low-income housing tax credits.