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Lone Shareholder Closes Flurry of Loans in 10-Month Span

Kimberly LeCompte

Greenberg Traurig

Greenberg Traurig shareholder Kimberly LeCompte almost single-handedly negotiated nine construction loans on behalf of the Related Group in a 10-month span. With only a paralegal providing assistance, LeCompte was able to secure more than $940 million in construction and mezzanine financing for Related's Brickell Heights, One Paraiso, City Place Doral retail, City Place Doral multifamily, SLS Lux, Park Grove, Icon Las Olas and Paraiso Bayviews projects. LeCompte coordinated and negotiated each loan.

"The most challenging aspect was the sheer volume," said LeCompte, who's been with Greenberg for 12 years. "The last three loans closed within five days of each other."

The flurry of transactions began in March 2015 when LeCompte was co-counsel on the closing of the $160 million condo and multifamily construction loan for Brickell Heights, a 690-unit mixed-used tower at 35 SW Ninth Ave. In late June, LeCompte closed the $117 million condo loan for One Paraiso. Still, there was no time to rest. Days later, she closed the construction loans for City Place Doral's retail and multifamily components totaling $137 million. In September, she was back at the signing table, closing the $166 million condo loan for the SLS Lux.

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