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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.


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


Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, "Up and Coming," 2021-2023
    • Real Estate: Finance, "Up and Coming," 2021-2023
    • Real Estate: Mainly Dirt, "Up and Coming," 2023
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2018-2019, 2021-2023
    • "Next Generation Partners," Real Estate - Real Estate Finance, 2021-2023
    • Real Estate, 2018-2019
  • Team Member, Chambers & Partners USA Real Estate Law Firm of the Year, 2013, 2017-2018, and 2022
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Super Lawyers, 2013-2023
    • 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, 2015, and 2022
  • 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


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