Kristen J. Lonergan

Kristen J. Lonergan

Shareholder

Kristen J. Lonergan is a shareholder in the Real Estate Practice of the firm's New York office. She provides counsel to REITs, investment funds, developers, lenders and other clients on the acquisition, development, financing and disposition of multi-family, office, hotel and other types of properties throughout New York and the rest of the country.

Concentrations

  • General real estate
  • Secured lending
  • Construction lending
  • Mezzanine financing
  • Bridge and term loans
  • Joint ventures
  • Acquisitions and sales
  • Hospitality
  • Preferred equity
  • Commercial leasing
  • Restructuring
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Capabilities

Experience

  • Representation of Maximus Real Estate Partners in the transformation of Parkmerced, a multi-family community in San Francisco with more than 5,700 stable housing units and another 6,000 units under development.
  • Representation of Qatari Diar Investment Company in a joint venture with Tishman Speyer to construct a 1.1 million square foot mixed-use development on Long Island City New York.
  • Representation of Ceruzzi Properties in a joint venture with Shanghai Municipal Investment USA in connection with the $325 million acquisition of 520 Fifth Avenue, a planned mixed-use development which will include three levels of retail space and 180,000 sq. ft. of luxury condominiums with a total projected sellout of $1 billion.
  • Represented Starwood Capital in bidding on portfolio of 65 properties in 26 states and eventual acquisition of eleven of the properties.
  • Represented joint venture of RFR Holdings and The Kushner Companies in the acquisition of six property portfolio in Brooklyn from the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society and subsequent recapitalization of portfolio.
  • Represented a private equity real estate fund in a joint venture to acquire 13 multi-family properties in three states totaling 4,700 units. The high-profile deal involved the purchase and renovation of distressed properties.
  • Representation of The Aladdin/Planet Hollywood Resort Casino in connection with an $820 million refinancing, including restructuring of existing corporate indebtedness, coordination of intellectual property and Nevada gaming issues, ownership structuring and related cash management arrangements.
  • Representation of Square Mile Capital in joint venture to acquire over 450 distressed residential units in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain.
  • Representation of Square Mile Capital in $100M preferred equity investment in portfolio of approximately 150 office properties in four states.
  • Representation of affiliates of The Related Companies in $250M financing of construction of the platform on which the Hudson Yards development is being constructed and bridge financing secured by proceeds of EB-5 investment programs.
  • Representation of the Lightstone Group in connection with EB-5 financing of multi-family development in Brooklyn.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Real Estate, 2018
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2013-2017
    • "Top 100 Lawyers in New York," 2016-2017
    • "Top 50 Female Lawyers in New York," 2016-2017
  • 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," 2011-2013 and 2015
  • Listed, a Law360 "Rising Stars," Real Estate, 2014
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014
  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2010, 2013 and 2017
  • Fellow, American Bar Federation 
  • Member, Real Estate Board of New York
  • Member, Association of Real Estate Women
  • Member, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network
  • Board Member, The Child Center of New York
  • Member, American Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2000
    • International citation manual editor, New York University Journal of International Law and Politics
  • A.B., Political Science, Brown University, 1996
    • Honors Degree in Political Science
Admissions
  • New York