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Elizabeth Dominguez Yaeger focuses her practice on the acquisition, disposition, financing, development, and leasing of commercial real properties. She advises on complex equity and debt real estate transactions for clients including financial institutions, developers, owners, and investors. Elizabeth’s experience extends to the hospitality sector where she has handled matters involving hotels, resorts and golf courses, including representation of one of the largest vacation ownership companies in the world.

Elizabeth also advises clients on affordable housing transactions, including the tax credit syndications of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits and financings involving tax-exempt and taxable bond financings for the development, operation, and maintenance of affordable multifamily properties.

Concentrations

  • Real estate development
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate equity and investments
  • Low-income housing tax credits
  • Taxable and tax-exempt bond financing
  • Market and affordable housing and community development

Capabilities

Experience

  • Counseled a developer of distinctive real estate properties with refinancing the construction loan used to develop a complex in Manhattan. Comprised of three separate condominium regimes, the project contains more than 1,200 residential units (240+ reserved for low-income individuals and families), plus ancillary parking facilities and a large retail eatery. Coordinated the tender of more than $500 million in New York State Housing Finance Agency tax-exempt and taxable bonds and direct purchase of such bonds.°
  • Represented multifaceted real estate company serving the greater New York area in closing a financing transaction for the acquisition and rehabilitation of several multifamily rental properties containing 100% affordable housing in the Bronx. Negotiated a construction loan from the New York City Housing Development Corporation, permanent financing, and the issuance of a letter of credit from a multinational banking and financial services holding company. Additionally, coordinated obtaining the necessary approvals and contract extensions from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the properties' current limited partners, worked with the project's nonprofit purchasing entity, and negotiated amended operating documents with the client's low-income housing tax credit investor partner.°
  • Represented developer of distinctive real estate properties in syndication of low-income housing tax credits generated by $550 million 80-20 multifamily housing development located in New York City. Assisted with obtaining necessary approvals from state and local governmental entities.°
  • Represented one of the largest vacation ownership companies in the world, and its affiliates, in:
    • the closing of its initial public offering of more than 17 million shares of common stock°;
    • a securitization involving the issuance of $225 million in investment-grade-rated vacation ownership loan-backed notes°; and
    • a two-year, $125 million conduit financing secured by vacation ownership loans.°
  • Represented federal loan agency in acquisition of multifamily housing revenue bonds from approximately 30 separate bond deals from mortgage holding company.°
  • Represented financial services unit of American conglomerate in connection with $115 million mortgage loan to refinance construction loan relating to Houston hotel in a historic building. Rehabilitation of the hotel had been financed in part by historic rehabilitation tax credits and various other tax incentive programs, making a major focus of permanent loan negotiations obtaining subordination agreement from holders of various tax credits.°
  • Represented financial services unit of American conglomerate in connection with $120 million mortgage loan assumption relating to 21 golf properties across the country.°
  • Represented residential and commercial real estate acquisition, development, and property management firm in closing a $380 million bond and construction loan financing for the development of several structures in Manhattan. The development will contain more than 1,000 residential apartments—200+ reserved for tenants whose household incomes are at or below 60 percent of the New York City Area Median Income, more than 35,000 square feet of commercial space and parking for hundreds of vehicles. The transaction is also structured to facilitate the potential syndication of tax credits. The closing required the negotiation and execution of a sublease of the affordable apartments to preserve various tax benefits.°
  • Represented leading global alternative asset manager as mezzanine lender in connection with mezzanine loan transaction in financing package totaling more than $225 million.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Yaeger prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • HSBC, 2006-2009
    • Senior Operations Manager, 2007-2009
    • Learning & Development Specialist, 2006-2007
  • Summer Legal Intern, Siemens Industry, Inc., 2010

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Washington, DC Super Lawyers, “Rising Stars,” 2022
  • Member, Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C.'s Young Professionals, 2015-Present
  • Board Member, Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law -D.C. Chapter, 2020-Present

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • B.B.A., University of Miami
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
Languages
  • Spanish, Native