Ilene K. Kobert

Ilene K. Kobert

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Ilene Kobert concentrates her practice in various areas of commercial real estate law, representing land owners and developers, tenants, buyers and sellers. Her work includes negotiation of ground leases, built to suit leases and space leases, as well as the acquisition, disposition, and development of numerous asset classes in Florida and nationwide. Ilene has wide-ranging experience counseling national retailers on the acquisition and development of shopping center pads, including the negotiation of Master Covenants and REAs. She is currently representing a large QSR franchisee in the acquisition and development of restaurant sites.

Ilene’s wide-ranging experience includes counseling clients on retail and restaurant deals, including international QSR companies, fine dining establishments and national retailers. Before joining Greenberg Traurig, Kobert was in-house counsel at Burger King Corporation.

Concentrations

  • Retail and commercial leases
  • Complex commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions
  • Real estate financing
  • Catastrophe planning & response
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Capabilities

Experience

 

  • Leasing representation of multiple national quick service restaurant companies throughout the United States.
  • Leasing representation of multiple fast casual restaurant companies throughout the United States.
  • Landlord representation of shopping center owners and mixed-used developments throughout South Florida.
  • Leasing representation of an international bespoke restaurant company for its first U.S. restaurant.
  • Leasing representation of a Dubai restaurant company for its first U.S. restaurant.
  • Leasing representation of a jewelry designer with mobile retail outlets throughout the United States.
  • Leasing representation of an upscale Italian designer for its flagship store in the Miami Design District.
  • Acquisition, re-development and leasing of a large regional shopping center in Arizona.
  • Acquisition and financing of 4 multifamily apartment communities in Texas.
  • Tenant representation in 150,000 sq. ft. build to suit headquarter lease for an international QSR company.
  • Tenant representation of a new Florida headquarters for a $12 billion Private Equity Fund.
  • Landlord representation of owners of office buildings located in South Beach, Coconut Grove, Downtown Miami, Coral Gables, Boca Raton and Tampa.
  • Director & Senior Attorney, Burger King Corporation, Miami, FL ( 2002-2004, 2009-2011)
  • Senior Real Estate Attorney, Centres, Inc., Miami, FL (2007-2009)
  • Vice President and General Counsel, Bayshore Land Group, Inc., Coral Gables, FL (2004-2007)
  • General Counsel, Oak Forest Hotels Inc., Aventura, FL (1996-1999)
  • Corporate Counsel, Atlantic Gulf Communities Corporation, Miami, FL (1995-1996)
  • Real Estate Associate, large international law firm, Miami, FL (1988-1992)

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2017-2018
  • South Florida Power Women, Bisnow, 2018
  • Listed, Top Women in Retail, Real Estate Forum, 2016
  • 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
  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2013
  • Member, League of Women Voters of Miami-Dade County, 2017
  • American Jewish Committee
    • Member, Executive Committee
    • Member, Board
  • Member, CREW-Miami, 2016
  • Big Brother Mentor, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami, School to Work Program, 2014-2016
  • Volunteer, Coral Way K-8 Center, Read to a Child Program, 2016
  • Member, United Way Women's Leadership Council, 2014-Present
  • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
    • Member, Forum Committee on Franchising
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Member, Fidelity National Title Group, Commercial Real Estate Council
  • Member, Florida Bar, Real Estate & Probate Section

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 1988
    • Associate Editor, Inter-American Law Review
  • A.B., cum laude, Syracuse University, 1985
Admissions
  • Florida