Farah S. Ahmed

Farah S. Ahmed

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Farah Ahmed focuses her practice on real estate and real estate finance transactions. She has a broad range of local, national and cross-border experience representing investors, operators, lenders, and developers in the acquisition, disposition, development and financing of various classes of commercial real estate, including office, hospitality, retail, health care, industrial, multifamily, and mixed use properties.

Farah’s real estate capital markets experience includes representation of real estate private equity funds, investment managers, institutional investors, and REITs in the capitalization and financing of real estate through debt or equity at all levels in the capital stack. She regularly handles joint ventures and preferred equity investments, the origination of permanent, bridge or construction mortgage and mezzanine loans, the purchase and sale of loans, and the negotiation of intercreditor, participation, and co-lender relationships.

Concentrations

  • Mortgage and mezzanine financing
  • Preferred equity
  • Acquisitions and dispositions
  • Joint ventures
  • Construction financing
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Capabilities

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Real Estate, 2018-2019
  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2013 and 2017-2018
  • Listed,Super Lawyers magazine, New York Super Lawyers, 2013-2019
    • Listed, "Rising Star," 2012
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, "Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate Law, 2015
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2012, 2013 and 2015
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014
  • Member, NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate Advisory Board

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2005
  • A.B., Princeton University, 2002
Admissions
  • New York