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2nd Annual Real Estate General Counsel Forum (New York) - September 10-11, 2012 - New York, NY
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Luise  Barrack
Managing Partner
<b>ROSENBERG & ESTIS, P.C.</b>   Luise Barrack
  Managing Partner
  ROSENBERG & ESTIS, P.C.

  Luise A. Barrack is the Managing Partner of Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. She co-heads the firm's Litigation Department, imparting her trial and appellate experience to the firm. She is a staunch advocate for her clients, many of whom she has represented for more than 20 years. Her no-nonsense approach has ... [ Read More ]
  

Neda Barzideh
Vice President & General Counsel
<b>TAHL PROPP EQUITIES</b>   Neda Barzideh
  Vice President & General Counsel
  TAHL PROPP EQUITIES

  Ms. Barzideh is currently the Vice President and General Counsel of Tahl Propp Equities LLC (TPE) and its various affiliates. TPE is a NYC-based real estate investment, management, and development company. As a senior executive, Ms. Barzideh supervises the legal representation of TPE and its affiliated property management company, ... [ Read More ]
  

Richard Bendit
Assistant General Counsel
<b>BERKADIA</b>   Richard Bendit
  Assistant General Counsel
  BERKADIA

  Richard Bendit is a Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC, and has over 25 years of real estate, finance and international business experience, focused on structuring and negotiating complex commercial transactions. At Berkadia, Mr. Bendit is responsible for overseeing all legal aspects of the ... [ Read More ]
  

Larry Block
Managing Director, Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
<b>ISLAND CAPITAL GROUP</b>   Larry Block
  Managing Director, Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
  ISLAND CAPITAL GROUP

  Lawrence S. Block is Managing Director, Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Island Capital Group LLC, a real estate merchant banking firm; Managing Director, Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for C-III Capital Partners LLC and its affiliates, including C-III Investment Management LLC, an SEC-registered investment adviser; and President and Chief ... [ Read More ]
  

Gary Block
Managing Director
<b>THE MERIDIAN GROUP</b>   Gary E. Block
  Managing Director
  THE MERIDIAN GROUP

  Mr. Block is a Partner and Managing Director at The Meridian Group, where he focuses on acquisitions and capital raising activities. Mr. Block has over 20 years of industry experience. At Meridian, Mr. Block led the firm's efforts in the formation of Meridian Realty Partners I, L.P., ... [ Read More ]
  

Kevin Bloss
Director
<b>CARVAL INVESTORS</b>   Kevin Bloss
  Director
  CARVAL INVESTORS

  Kevin Bloss is a director at CarVal Investors. He is principally responsible for legal oversight of the formation and management of the firm’s credit and real estate funds. Mr. Bloss also advises on regulatory and transactional matters affecting CarVal Investors’ management company.

Before joining the firm ... [ Read More ]
  

Jonathan Brohard
Shareholder
<b>POLSINELLI</b>   Jonathan Brohard
  Shareholder
  POLSINELLI

  Jonathan Brohard spent the first 10 years of his career as an transactional attorney with several large law firms. He then spent the next 8 years as a principal in several entrepreneurial real estate investment organizations, before returning to private practice in 2011 as a Shareholder with Polsinelli Shughart, PC. ... [ Read More ]
  

Matthew Cahill
Vice President & Senior Underwriting Counsel - NCS New York
<b>FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY</b>   Matthew C Cahill
  Vice President & Senior Underwriting Counsel - NCS New York
  FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY

  Matthew C. Cahill is Vice President and Senior Underwriting Counsel in First American's National Commercial Services New York office. Prior to joining the staff at the New York office, Mr. Cahill worked at First American's White Plains office where he also served as Underwriting Counsel. He has been ... [ Read More ]
  

Donna Corrigan
VP Associate General Counsel
<b>GRAMERCY CAPITAL CORP.</b>   Donna Corrigan
  VP Associate General Counsel
  GRAMERCY CAPITAL CORP.

  Donna A. Corrigan is a Vice President & Assistant General Counsel for Gramercy Capital Corp., a self-managed, integrated commercial real estate finance, property management and investment company. She joined the firm in 2009.

Ms. Corrigan's practice focuses on all aspects of commercial real estate law including commercial dispositions ... [ Read More ]
  

Jack Creedon
Associate
<b>ROPES & GRAY LLP</b>   Jack Creedon
  Associate
  ROPES & GRAY LLP

  Jack Creedon is a senior associate in Ropes & Gray's Real Estate Group. Jack represents real estate private equity funds, hedge funds, REITs, institutional investors, pension plans and other tax-exempt investors in a wide variety of real estate transactional matters, including joint ventures, distressed debt purchases, complex acquisitions and ... [ Read More ]
  

David Currie
General Counsel
<b>THE DAVIS COMPANIES</b>   David Currie
  General Counsel
  THE DAVIS COMPANIES

  David B. Currie is General Counsel of The Davis Companies, one of New England's largest privately held owners, developers and managers of commercial real estate. In operation since 1976, the Company has acquired or developed over $2 billion worth of office, multi family, industrial, retail, medical office and bioscience ... [ Read More ]
  

Kirk Cypel
CEO
<b>ROULEUR REALTY ADVISORS, LLC</b>   Kirk Cypel
  CEO
  ROULEUR REALTY ADVISORS, LLC

  Kirk Cypel is a real estate, financial and legal expert with outstanding achievements over his twenty-five year career. Mr. Cypel began his career in the financial industry, obtained his law degree, and progressed to working with investment firms on the management of real estate and other assets. He has direct ... [ Read More ]
  

Sarah Davidoff
Partner
<b>ROPES & GRAY LLP</b>   Sarah Davidoff
  Partner
  ROPES & GRAY LLP

  Sarah counsels institutional and independent sponsors around the globe on the most advantageous ways to form, structure and re-organize real estate funds and other private funds. She also regularly advises these clients on matters affecting their ongoing operations, including how best to structure compensation and related profit-sharing arrangements, and ... [ Read More ]
  

John Day
Vice President & General Counsel
<b>L&R GROUP OF COMPANIES</b>   John Day
  Vice President & General Counsel
  L&R GROUP OF COMPANIES

  Mr. John Day serves as the Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for The L&R Group of Companies. Mr. Day oversees all legal matters related to all company functions, including parking operations, contract negotiation and compliance, employee matters, real estate acquisition and development, and litigation. Mr. Day is involved ... [ Read More ]
  

Dominic De Simone
Partner
<b>BALLARD SPAHR LLP</b>   Dominic J. De Simone
  Partner
  BALLARD SPAHR LLP

  Dominic J. De Simone is a partner in the Real Estate Department of Ballard Spahr LLP and serves as co-partner-in-charge of the firm's Distressed Real Estate Initiative and Economic Stabilization and Recovery Initiative. He is resident in the firm's Philadelphia office and practices general real estate law, with a focus ... [ Read More ]
  

David Djaha
Partner and Chair of the Real Estate Group
<b>ROPES & GRAY LLP</b>   David Djaha
  Partner and Chair of the Real Estate Group
  ROPES & GRAY LLP

  David C. Djaha, head of Ropes & Gray's real estate investments & transactions group, focuses his practice on complex core and distressed acquisitions and dispositions as well as asset- and mortgage-backed finance.David represents clients in both U.S. and international transactions. He has extensive experience advising investment banks, private equity funds ... [ Read More ]
  

Basil Donnelly
Senior Vice President - Legal Affairs
<b>DLC MANAGEMENT CORP.</b>   Basil Donnelly
  Senior Vice President - Legal Affairs
  DLC MANAGEMENT CORP.

  Basil Donnelly is the Senior Vice President - Legal Affairs of DLC Management Corporation, having joined DLC in 2010. In this capacity, Basil directs the day-to-day activities of the Legal Department and oversees DLC's legal matters, including leasing, acquisition, financing, disposition and litigation. Basil had been the Executive ... [ Read More ]
  

David Ebert
Partner
<b>INGRAM YUZEK GAINEN CARROLL & BERTOLOTTI, LLP</b>   David Ebert
  Partner
  INGRAM YUZEK GAINEN CARROLL & BERTOLOTTI, LLP

  David Ebert is a litigation partner of Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti, LLP. He has extensive experience litigating complex commercial matters and has tried numerous cases and argued appeals in New York's state and federal trial and appellate courts, and in other jurisdictions around the country. ... [ Read More ]
  

Stephen Epstein
Partner
<b>SEYFARTH SHAW LLP</b>   Stephen Epstein
  Partner
  SEYFARTH SHAW LLP

  Mr. Epstein is a partner in Seyfarth Shaw's New York office, chair of the real estate group in New York and co-chair of the firm's national institutional investor practice group. His practice is focused on counseling developers, owners and REITS in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions including ... [ Read More ]
  

David Eyzenberg
Principal
<b>AVISON YOUNG</b>   David Eyzenberg
  Principal
  AVISON YOUNG

  David Eyzenberg is a Principal in the New York office, where he raises capital and provides investment advisory and consulting services to Avison Young' CRE clients worldwide. His current focus in on entity and asset recapitalizations, financing debt and property acquisitions, as well as advising Canadian and domestic institutions ... [ Read More ]
  

Dan Flanigan
Chair, Financial Services and Real Estate Department
<b>POLSINELLI</b>   Dan Flanigan
  Chair, Financial Services and Real Estate Department
  POLSINELLI

  Dan Flanigan is Chair of the 155-attorney Real Estate and Financial Services Department at Polsinelli PC. The Department's Real Estate Development and Transaction practices represent some of the nation's premier developers and owners of commercial, retail, multi-family, affordable housing, condominium (conversion and new construction), mixed use, land assemblage, and other ... [ Read More ]
  

Laurie Golub
General Counsel & Chief Operating Officer
<b>HFZ CAPITAL GROUP</b>   Laurie Golub
  General Counsel & Chief Operating Officer
  HFZ CAPITAL GROUP

  With over 20 years of experience in handling complex real estate and corporate transactions, Ms. Golub possesses a broad base of legal knowledge and business acumen with respect to real estate development, finance and capital markets, corporate restructuring, sales and acquisitions, investments and investor relations, ownership and operation of mixed-use ... [ Read More ]
  

Richard Gordet
Partner
<b>ROPES & GRAY LLP</b>   Richard E. Gordet
  Partner
  ROPES & GRAY LLP

  Rich Gordet, a partner in Ropes & Gray's real estate investments & transactions group, focuses his practice on representing colleges and universities, endowments, tax-exempt entities, institutional investors, private equity funds, real estate funds and REITs with respect to their investments in real estate and natural resources. Rich has extensive experience ... [ Read More ]
  

Anthony Grimaldi
Associate General Counsel
<b>TIAA - CREF</b>   Anthony Grimaldi
  Associate General Counsel
  TIAA - CREF

   Anthony L. Grimaldi is an Associate General Counsel at Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America. TIAA is a nationally known insurance company with over Five Hundred Billion Dollars of assets under management, and is one of the largest real estate investors in the United States. Mr. Grimaldi is responsible ... [ Read More ]
  

Darryl Gugig 
Deputy General Counsel - Premium Outlets -
<b>SIMON PROPERTY GROUP</b>   Darryl Gugig
  Deputy General Counsel - Premium Outlets -
  SIMON PROPERTY GROUP

  Mr. Gugig is Deputy General Counsel, Simon Property Group,Inc. - Premium Outlets Division. Based in Roseland, NJ, the Premium Outlets Division of Simon acquires, develops and operates a portfolio of Outlet Shopping Centers throughout the United States as well as in Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico and Canada. ... [ Read More ]
  

Joan Hayden
Vice President & Corporate Counsel
<b>PRUDENTIAL REAL ESTATE INVESTORS</b>   Joan Hayden
  Vice President & Corporate Counsel
  PRUDENTIAL REAL ESTATE INVESTORS

  Joan Hayden is a Vice President and Corporate Counsel of Prudential Financial, Inc., supporting Prudential Real Estate Investors, an investment management firm that advises institutional investors on domestic and international commercial real estate investing. PREI®'s law department supports all aspects of PREI's investment and advisory activities, which include equity ... [ Read More ]
  

Daniel Hemmer
General Counsel and SVP
<b>CENTERPOINT PROPERTIES TRUST</b>   Daniel Hemmer
  General Counsel and SVP
  CENTERPOINT PROPERTIES TRUST

  Daniel J. Hemmer became General Counsel & Secretary of CenterPoint Properties Trust in November 2004. Mr. Hemmer plans and directs all aspects of the Company's legal affairs. He provides advice and guidance to the Board of Trustees and management on a wide range of legal issues, oversees the engagement of ... [ Read More ]
  

Richard Hollowell
Managing Director
<b>COHNREZNICK LLP</b>   Richard Hollowell
  Managing Director
  COHNREZNICK LLP

  Richard K. Hollowell is a Managing Director in CohnReznick's Los Angeles office. For over 40 years he has specialized in real estate finance, distressed real estate companies, troubled banks, and litigation relating to real estate and finance disputes. He is nationally recognized for advisory work provided to commercial and investment ... [ Read More ]
  

Ted Hunter
Chair, Real Estate Practice Group
<b>LOWENSTEIN SANDLER LLP</b>   Ted Hunter
  Chair, Real Estate Practice Group
  LOWENSTEIN SANDLER LLP

  Edward J. (Ted) Hunter is Chair of Lowenstein Sandler's Real Estate practice group. Based in both New York and New Jersey but with a national practice, Ted has extensive experience in all areas of commercial real estate. In 2009, Ted was the lead attorney for Lend Lease Americas, Inc. in ... [ Read More ]
  

Loretta Kelly
General Counsel
<b>BPG PROPERTIES, LTD</b>   Loretta Kelly
  General Counsel
  BPG PROPERTIES, LTD

  Loretta Kelly has been BPG's General Counsel since joining the firm in 1989. In this capacity, Ms. Kelly selects and administers the firm's extensive use of outside law firms around the country. She heads a staff of two attorneys and four paralegals.

Prior to joining BPG, Ms. Kelly was with ... [ Read More ]
  

Keith Kooper
General Counsel
<b>AREA PROPERTY PARTNERS</b>   Keith Kooper
  General Counsel
  AREA PROPERTY PARTNERS

  Mr. Kooper joined AREA Property Partners as General Counsel in 2010. AREA Property Partners (f/k/a Apollo Real Estate Advisors) is a leading global real estate fund manager that has been investing in the U.S. since 1993 and Europe since 1995. AREA has overseen the investment of multiple real estate ... [ Read More ]
  

Rick A. Lazio
Partner
<b>JONES WALKER LLP</b>   Rick A. Lazio
  Partner
  JONES WALKER LLP

  Rick Lazio is a partner in the law firm of Jones Walker. He served four terms in the United States House of Representatives, where he chaired the House Banking Subcommittee, was Deputy Majority Whip, and Assistant Majority Leader. Following his service in Congress, Mr. Lazio held positions with several financial ... [ Read More ]
  

Michael Lefkowitz
Partner
<b>ROSENBERG & ESTIS, P.C.</b>   Michael E. Lefkowitz
  Partner
  ROSENBERG & ESTIS, P.C.

  Michael Lefkowitz joined the New York City law firm of Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. in 1990. He is a Partner with the firm. Over the past 20 years, Lefkowitz has been involved in many aspects of the firm's activities, including litigation, appeals and administrative law.

Lefkowitz specializes in representing clients in ... [ Read More ]
  

Jeffrey Lenobel
Partner and Chair of the Real Estate Group
<b>SCHULTE ROTH & ZABEL LLP</b>   Jeffrey A. Lenobel
  Partner and Chair of the Real Estate Group
  SCHULTE ROTH & ZABEL LLP

  Jeffrey A. Lenobel is a partner at Schulte Roth & Zabel, where he chairs the Real Estate Group and serves on the firms Executive and Operating Committees. Jeff practices primarily in the areas of real estate restructurings, workouts, development, finance, sales and acquisitions. His clients include real estate investment funds, ... [ Read More ]
  

Leo Leyva
Member
<b>COLE SCHOTZ</b>   Leo V. Leyva
  Member
  COLE SCHOTZ

  Leo Leyva is Co-chair of both the Litigation Department and the Real Estate Special Opportunities Group in the New Jersey and New York offices. He focuses on complex commercial litigation and corporate reorganization, as well as real estate and construction-related services.Since joining the firm in 1989, Leo has represented clients ... [ Read More ]
  

Raphael Licht
COO & Secretary
<b>RAIT FINANCIAL TRUST</b>   Raphael Licht
  COO & Secretary
  RAIT FINANCIAL TRUST

  Raphael Licht is the Chief Legal Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of RAIT Financial Trust (NYSE: RAS), having joined RAIT in its merger with Taberna Realty Finance Trust, where he served in similar capacities. Mr. Licht previously served as the chief legal officer of Cohen & Company, LLC and was ... [ Read More ]
  

Ronald Lieberman
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
<b>NORTHSTAR REALTY FINANCE CORP.</b>   Ronald Lieberman
  Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
  NORTHSTAR REALTY FINANCE CORP.

  Mr. Lieberman is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. Prior to joining NorthStar, Mr. Lieberman was a partner in the Real Estate Capital Markets practice at the law firm of Hunton & Williams LLP where he advised numerous REITs, including mortgage REITs, and specialized ... [ Read More ]
  

Diana Liu
General Counsel
<b>ARTEMIS REAL ESTATE PARTNERS</b>   Diana Liu
  General Counsel
  ARTEMIS REAL ESTATE PARTNERS

  Diana C. Liu is a Principal and General Counsel of Artemis Real Estate Partners, a real estate investment manager co-founded in 2009 by Deborah Harmon and Penny Pritzker. Artemis is headquartered in metropolitan Washington, D.C.

Prior to joining Artemis, Ms. Liu was a shareholder and senior member of the Real Estate ... [ Read More ]
  

Robert Masters
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, Chief Compliance Officer
<b>ACADIA REALTY TRUST</b>   Robert Masters
  Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, Chief Compliance Officer
  ACADIA REALTY TRUST

  Robert Masters, Esq., has been a Senior Vice President, the General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary since 1998 of Acadia Realty Trust, a retail-centric, self managed and self administered REIT, listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Prior to that, Mr. Masters worked for several private real estate ... [ Read More ]
  

Jason Maxwell
Corporate Counsel
<b>HINES</b>   Jason P. Maxwell
  Corporate Counsel
  HINES

  Jason Maxwell is the Corporate Counsel for Hines in Houston, Texas. As the sole in-house attorney at the firm, he primarily serves the legal needs of Hines' largest private and its public funds: the US Core Office Fund, Hines REIT and Hines Global REIT. Since his arrival in ... [ Read More ]
  

Jason Nagi
Shareholder
<b>POLSINELLI SHUGHART</b>   Jason A. Nagi
  Shareholder
  POLSINELLI SHUGHART

  Jason Nagi is a Shareholder in Polsinelli Shughart PC's Bankruptcy and Restructuring and Loan Enforcement practice groups. Mr. Nagi represents debtors and creditors in insolvency matters. He has counseled agent banks and lender constituencies in court supervised restructurings as well as out-of-court restructurings and has acted as counsel to ... [ Read More ]
  

Stephen Nahley
Director, Global Commercial Legal Team
<b>BARCLAYS CAPITAL</b>   Stephen J. Nahley
  Director, Global Commercial Legal Team
  BARCLAYS CAPITAL

  Stephen J. Nahley is Vice President, Legal for Barclays Capital - Commercial Real Estate Services. He is counsel for all leasing, design and construction, property and facilities management, energy procurement, sustainability and litigation management for the Barclays Capital portfolio in the Americas. Prior to joining Barclays Capital in ... [ Read More ]
  

John Napoli
Partner
<b>SEYFARTH SHAW LLP</b>   John P. Napoli
  Partner
  SEYFARTH SHAW LLP

  John P. Napoli is co-managing partner of Seyfarth Shaw's New York office. He practices in the areas of federal, state and local taxation and chairs the firm's national tax practice group. He represents both public and private clients and regularly advises clients on tax issues relating to corporate mergers and ... [ Read More ]
  

Gregory Nero
General Counsel
<b>STERLING EQUITIES</b>   Gregory P. Nero
  General Counsel
  STERLING EQUITIES

  Gregory P. Nero, General Counsel for Sterling Equities and the Sterling American Funds, discretionary real estate investment funds that have to date invested in over $4.5 billion of assets in 43 states. Prior to joining Sterling, Mr. Nero was an associate at Kirkland & Ellis where he specialized in real ... [ Read More ]
  

Thomas O'Shea
General Counsel
<b>UBS REALTY INVESTORS</b>   Thomas O'Shea
  General Counsel
  UBS REALTY INVESTORS

  -Tom O'Shea is the General Counsel for Global Asset Management – Global Real Estate. He is responsible for legal and compliance matters for the Global Real Estate business area. He manages a team of four attorneys, two compliance officers and three legal assistants.

-Tom is a member of the US ... [ Read More ]
  

Richard Paley
Executive Director and Chief Compliance Officer, Carey Financial, LLC, Executive Director and Associate General Counsel
<b>W.P. CAREY, INC</b>   Richard Paley
  Executive Director and Chief Compliance Officer, Carey Financial, LLC, Executive Director and Associate General Counsel
  W.P. CAREY, INC

  Mr. Paley is Executive Director and Associate General Counsel of W. P. Carey & Co. LLC and also serves as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of the Company's registered broker - dealer affiliate, Carey Financial, LLC.

Prior to joining the Company in 2005, Mr. Paley served as Special Counsel for ... [ Read More ]
  

Danielle Perfetuo
Chief Compliance Officer, Counsel
<b>ALCION VENTURES</b>   Danielle Perfetuo
  Chief Compliance Officer, Counsel
  ALCION VENTURES

  Danielle M. Perfetuo is the Chief Compliance Officer and Counsel for Alcion Ventures L.P., a thesis-driven real estate private equity firm based in Boston, MA. She joined Alcion from Bain Capital, LLC where she was a Compliance Director responsible for Examination & Review as well as the non-US compliance ... [ Read More ]
  

Michael Pollack
Senior Vice President & General Counsel
<b>ASHFORTH</b>   Michael Pollack
  Senior Vice President & General Counsel
  ASHFORTH

  As General Counsel, Mr. Pollack is responsible for all of the day-to-day legal affairs of Ashforth and its subsidiaries. Specific responsibilities include the preparation and negotiation of all leases for Ashforth's own portfolio on the east and west coasts, commission agreements for its brokerage division, contracts for its construction division ... [ Read More ]
  

Christopher Price
Partner
<b>GOODWIN PROCTER LLP</b>   Christopher Price
  Partner
  GOODWIN PROCTER LLP

  Areas of Practice
Christopher Price is a partner in the firm's nationally recognized Real Estate, REITs & Real Estate Capital Markets Group. He serves as chair of the firmwide Real Estate Finance Practice and is active in the leadership of the New York Real Estate Capital Markets Practice.

Mr. Price practices ... [ Read More ]
  

David Ramsay
Partner and General Counsel
<b>ALLIANCE COMMERCIAL PARTNERS, LLC</b>   David Ramsay
  Partner and General Counsel
  ALLIANCE COMMERCIAL PARTNERS, LLC

  Mr. Ramsay is general counsel at Alliance Commercial Partners, and provides particular focus to transactional management and compliance matters.

Starting his career in 1980 with The Galbreath Company, one of the country's major urban developers at that time, Mr. Ramsay learned the business as development counsel. By the early 1990's, ... [ Read More ]
  

Yolanda Rodriguez
Counsel and Assistant Vice President
<b>TOLL BROTHERS, INC.</b>   Yolanda Rodriguez
  Counsel and Assistant Vice President
  TOLL BROTHERS, INC.

  Yolanda Rodriguez is Counsel and Assistant Vice President of Toll Brothers, Inc. In this role, Yolanda focuses on land acquisition on behalf of Toll Brothers and provides legal assistance in a range of other transactional matters. Prior to Toll Brothers, Ms. Rodriguez was General Counsel of ONeill Properties Group, L.P., ... [ Read More ]
  

Michael Scheffler
Partner and Real Estate Development Practice Group Leader
<b>BLANK ROME LLP</b>   Michael Scheffler
  Partner and Real Estate Development Practice Group Leader
  BLANK ROME LLP

  Michael Scheffler, Partner and Real Estate Development Practice Group Leader at Blank Rome LLP, has more than 30 years of experience in commercial real estate matters. Mr. Scheffler advises investment banks, financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies, municipal governments, and institutional and family-owned real estate firms with respect to major ... [ Read More ]
  

Ted Schulman
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
<b>AVALONBAY COMMUNITIES, INC.</b>   Ted M Schulman
  Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
  AVALONBAY COMMUNITIES, INC.

  Ted Schulman is AvalonBay's Senior Vice President -- General Counsel and as such has supervisory responsibility for all of the Company's legal matters. Mr. Schulman joined AvalonBay in February 1999. Prior to that time, Mr. Schulman was a partner of Goodwin Procter LLP, Boston MA, where he specialized in ... [ Read More ]
  

Joseph  Sciacca
Managing Director & Associate General Counsel
<b>CERBERUS REAL ESTATE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC</b>   Joseph P. Sciacca
  Managing Director & Associate General Counsel
  CERBERUS REAL ESTATE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC

  Joseph Sciacca joined Cerberus Real Estate Capital Management, LLC in 2006 as Managing Director and Associate General Counsel. Prior to joining Cerberus Real Estate, he was an Associate in Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP's Real Estate Department from 1996 to 2006, where he represented Cerberus Real Estate (formerly known ... [ Read More ]
  

Romy Selati Loseke
General Counsel
<b>WESTCORE PROPERTIES, LLC</b>   Romy Selati Loseke
  General Counsel
  WESTCORE PROPERTIES, LLC

  Romy Selati Loseke serves as General Counsel and Secretary of Westcore Properties, LLC, a private, entrepreneurial commercial real estate investment firm with a specialized focus in the western United States and key European markets. Since its founding in 2000, Westcore Properties and its affiliates have acquired and managed more than ... [ Read More ]
  

Orrin Shifrin
General Counsel
<b>HELIX FUNDS LLC</b>   Orrin Shifrin
  General Counsel
  HELIX FUNDS LLC

  Orrin Shifrin has served as General Counsel and managed operations at Helix Funds LLC since 2005, where he has participated in the acquisition, management and disposition of over $2.5 billion in real estate assets. Since 2009, he has also served as General Counsel for American Residential Communities LLC, Helix ... [ Read More ]
  

Alan Silver
Acquisition Manager
<b>TOLL BROTHERS CITY LIVING</b>   Alan Silver
  Acquisition Manager
  TOLL BROTHERS CITY LIVING

  Alan Silver is the Acquisition Manager for Toll Brothers City Living in New York City. He is responsible for originating, underwriting and structuring all new development acquisitions for Toll Brothers City Living in the five boroughs. Since joining the company in July of 2010, Alan has successfully closed ... [ Read More ]
  

Mark Singer
Senior Counsel
<b>APG ASSET MANAGEMENT </b>   Mark Singer
  Senior Counsel
  APG ASSET MANAGEMENT

  Mark Singer is senior counsel at APG Asset Management US, which together with its parent, APG Algemene Pensioen Groep NV, is the asset manager of collective pension schemes for, among others, the government, construction and education sectors in the Netherlands with Euro 330 billion under management. At APG, Mark ... [ Read More ]
  

David Sloan
Vice President - Legal
<b>SUNSTONE HOTELS</b>   David Sloan
  Vice President - Legal
  SUNSTONE HOTELS

  David Sloan is our Vice President, Legal. Mr. Sloan joined Sunstone in February 2007 as primary counsel to Sunstone's design and construction department and assistant to Sunstone's former General Counsel. Prior to joining Sunstone, Mr. Sloan was engaged in the private practice of law in San Diego. Mr. Sloan holds ... [ Read More ]
  

John Spiegleman
Executive Vice President/General Counsel
<b>DCT INDUSTRIAL TRUST INC</b>   John Spiegleman
  Executive Vice President/General Counsel
  DCT INDUSTRIAL TRUST INC

  John G. Spiegleman has been Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of DCT Industrial Trust Inc. (NYSE:DCT) since May 2011. Mr. Spiegleman is responsible for all legal, risk management and compliance matters for DCT Industrial. Mr. Spiegleman previously served as Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of Apartment ... [ Read More ]
  

Monty Steckler
Executive Vice President & General Counsel
<b>THE SNR GROUP</b>   Monty Steckler
  Executive Vice President & General Counsel
  THE SNR GROUP

  Monty Steckler joined The SNR Group ("SNR") in 2007. SNR is a developer and manager of a diverse portfolio of prime real estate including commercial, industrial, residential and both public and private projects in the U.S. and Canada, with particular expertise in the development of mixed-use subdivisions and transit-oriented ... [ Read More ]
  

Gabriel Steffens
Associate General Counsel
<b>TIAA - CREF</b>   Gabriel Steffens
  Associate General Counsel
  TIAA - CREF

  Gabe Steffens is Associate General Counsel for TIAA-CREF in Newport Beach, CA. He joined TIAA-CREF in 2006 and since then has led the legal efforts on numerous joint ventures, acquisitions, dispositions and financings of over 50 investments with a value in excess of $4 billion. In the joint ... [ Read More ]
  

Richard Sussman
Partner
<b>ROSENBERG & ESTIS, P.C.</b>   Richard Sussman
  Partner
  ROSENBERG & ESTIS, P.C.

  Richard Sussman joined Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. as a Partner in 1995. Already an experienced transactional attorney, during Richard's tenure at the firm his knowledge and experience have solidified his status as a skillful and highly valued practitioner. For Richard, the goal is creativity, creating solutions to complex problems toward ... [ Read More ]
  

Marc Swerdlow
President
<b>WATERTON ASSOCIATES LLC</b>   Marc Swerdlow
  President
  WATERTON ASSOCIATES LLC

  Marc Swerdlow has been involved in commercial real estate investment since 1986. Marc is President and General Counsel at Waterton Associates L.L.C. Waterton is a vertically integrated private equity real estate investment firm launched to sponsor multifamily real estate investment funds. Through the Company's branded multifamily property management company, Waterton ... [ Read More ]
  

Joseph Teichman
EVP & General Counsel
<b>THE LIGHTSTONE GROUP</b>   Joseph E. Teichman
  EVP & General Counsel
  THE LIGHTSTONE GROUP

  Joseph E. Teichman, Esq., is executive vice president and general counsel of The Lightstone Group, where he is responsible for overseeing and managing the legal affairs of the company and its operating entities. He also contributes to the company's overall strategy as a member of the company's executive management team. ... [ Read More ]
  

Thomas Tether
Cheif Legal Officer & General Counsel
<b>LEND LEASE AMERICAS INC.</b>   Thomas Tether
  Cheif Legal Officer & General Counsel
  LEND LEASE AMERICAS INC.

  Tom oversees the legal services for the Amercias region of Lend Lease, a international property development and construction company. Tom was appointed to this position in July of 2010, having previously led the legal function for various Lend Lease business units in the region since joining Lend Lease in ... [ Read More ]
  

David Tlusty
Partner
<b>LOWENSTEIN SANDLER LLP</b>   David Tlusty
  Partner
  LOWENSTEIN SANDLER LLP

  David Tlusty is Counsel to Lowenstein Sandler's Real Estate group. Dave has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial real estate, including acquisitions and dispositions, leasing and financing transactions. Prior to joining the firm, Dave served as Vice President in the Commercial Real Estate Finance Group at Nomura Credit ... [ Read More ]
  

Colin Uckert
General Counsel
<b>THE SHOOSHAN COMPANY</b>   Colin Uckert
  General Counsel
  THE SHOOSHAN COMPANY

  Colin Uckert is General Counsel for The Shooshan Company, an Arlington, Virginia based commercial real estate development company. As General Counsel, Mr. Uckert coordinates the legal aspects of the company's acquisition, disposition, development, finance, leasing and corporate governance matters. Prior to joining The Shooshan Company, Mr. Uckert ... [ Read More ]
  

Fernando Villa
Partner
<b>PIRCHER, NICHOLS & MEEKS</b>   Fernando Villa
  Partner
  PIRCHER, NICHOLS & MEEKS

  Mr. Villa specializes in land use, environmental law, local government matters and real estate dispute resolution. He represents clients in land use entitlement, California Environmental Quality Act and local government law matters involving a broad scope of entitlements for a variety of development projects, including mixed-use, industrial, residential, retail, master-planned ... [ Read More ]
  

Samuel Walker
Partner
<b>BLANK ROME LLP</b>   Samuel M. Walker
  Partner
  BLANK ROME LLP

  Samuel Walker maintains a national practice in the area of real estate. His clients include private equity funds, public companies, real estate investment funds, financial institutions, developers, and landlords and tenants. Mr. Walker counsels clients in the following areas:
- sales, acquisitions, and development
- financing
- equity investments and joint ventures
- commercial leasing ... [ Read More ]
  

Jacqueline Weiss
Partner
<b>ARENT FOX LLP</b>   Jacqueline A. Weiss
  Partner
  ARENT FOX LLP

  Practice Areas
Jackie Weiss is a partner in the Real Estate Group. She represents and counsels clients in all aspects of real estate law, including representation of property owners and tenants in commercial office, retail and industrial retail transactions throughout the country; investors, property owners, property managers and asset managers in ... [ Read More ]
  

Cory  Weiss
Partner
<b>INGRAM YUZEK GAINEN CARROLL & BERTOLOTTI, LLP</b>   Cory Weiss
  Partner
  INGRAM YUZEK GAINEN CARROLL & BERTOLOTTI, LLP

  Cory joined the firm in 1999, having previously been staff counsel to The Macklowe Organization, general counsel to the Parkoff Organization, and an associate at Finkelstein Borah Schwartz Altschuler & Goldstein, Abrams Lerner Kisseloff Kissin & Lapidus, and Tenzer Greenblatt.

Cory's practice encompasses all aspects of the landlord-tenant relationship, with special ... [ Read More ]
  


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