Experience

    • Citizens Financial in its acquisition of 80 East Coast branches and the national online deposit business from HSBC Bank USA, N.A.
    • New York Life in the real estate aspects of its acquisition of Cigna’s Group Life and Disability Insurance business, including the negotiation of several office assignments and subleases, the negotiation of agreements for co-working sites, the assignment of mortgage loans to New York Life and the negotiation of reinsurance trust agreements and a participation agreement.
    • Third Point in its joint venture acquisition and further development of the Playa Grande Club & Reserve, a luxury resort located in the Dominican Republic.
    • Third Point in the refinancing of a luxury resort located in the Dominican Republic.
    • Steven Cohen and Cohen Private Ventures in the $2.4 billion acquisition of the Mets.
    • Carmel Partners in the origination of a loan with Fortress Investment Group secured by a mixed-use property located at 111 Washington Street in New York City’s Financial District.
    • Westfield in the company’s $24.7 billion sale to Unibail-Rodamco, Europe's largest listed commercial property company.
    • Electrical Components International (ECI), a Cerberus Capital Management portfolio company, in the sale-leaseback of certain of its industrial properties in the U.S. and Mexico.
    • Westfield in the sale of Horton Plaza, a retail center located in downtown San Diego, CA.
    • A family office in its preferred equity investment in the development of two residential towers located in New York City.
    • Monday Properties in its acquisition of Dulles Metro Center, an office building located in the D.C. metro area of Herndon, VA.
    • Westfield in its $1.1 billion divestiture of five shopping centers in the U.S. to an investor group led by Centennial Real Estate Company of Dallas, TX.
    • The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Match Group, a dating company with a market value of over $30 billion, in its separation from IAC.
    • FC Encore in the $735 million transfer of 60 healthcare facilities to Omega Healthcare Investors.
    • Elliott Management in its $683 million acquisition of Barnes & Noble, the largest retail bookseller in the U.S.
    • The We Company’s investment platform, ARK, in its acquisition and financing of an office building located at 600 California Street in San Francisco, CA.
    • A family office in its joint venture acquisition and further development of an office building located at 175 Pearl Street in Brooklyn, NY.
    • Westfield in the development, operation and management of the retail portions of the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority’s $1.4 billion Fulton Center transit hub.
    • Rockwood Capital in the origination of two mezzanine loans secured, indirectly, by two hotels located in New York City.
    • New York Life in its $6.3 billion acquisition of Cigna’s Group Life and Disability Insurance business.
    • Westfield in the transfer of Westfield Carlsbad, a 1.1 million-square-foot super regional enclosed mall located in Carlsbad, CA, to Rouse Properties.
    • Oaktree Capital Management in two separate financings (a bridge loan and a revolving credit facility), totaling $320 million, each made by Wells Fargo and secured by separate pools of distressed and non-distressed mortgage loans and REO assets located throughout the U.S.
    • Westfield in its acquisition of three department stores located in Bethesda, MD, San Jose, CA and Santa Clarita, CA from Sears, Roebuck and Co.
    • GoldenTree Asset Management in a bridge loan secured by a residential building located at 101 West 78th Street in New York City.
    • Carmel Partners in the acquisition from Lightstone Group of a development site located at 112-118 Fulton Street in New York City.
    • Carmel Partners in a joint venture with a New York City developer to construct a residential building to be located at 325 Lexington Avenue in New York City.
    • Tishman Speyer Properties in a mortgage financing made by Bank of America, N.A. and secured by 520 Madison Avenue located in New York City.
    • Beacon Capital Partners in the restructuring of a securitized mortgage loan with a face amount of approximately $2.7 billion.
    • AXA Financial in the $1.06 billion sale of MONY Life Insurance Company and reinsurance of an in-force book of life insurance policies to Protective Life Insurance Company.
    • Westfield in its $525 million mortgage financing secured by Westfield Garden State Plaza, located in Paramus, NJ.
    • Westfield in its $350 million mortgage financing secured by Westfield Montgomery Mall, located in Bethesda, MD.
    • Tishman Speyer Properties in its acquisition and financing of an office building located at 520 Broadway in Santa Monica, CA.
    • Westfield in its investment in the areas at the World Trade Center site that are being developed for retail use in a joint venture transaction with the Port Authority of NY and NJ valued at approximately $1.225 billion.
    • Westfield in the acquisition of the Port Authority’s remaining 50% interest in the World Trade Center retail facilities for $800 million.
    • A family office as a cornerstone investor in Hispania Activos Inmobiliarios, a Spanish blind pool REIT listed on the Madrid stock exchange.
    • Westfield in the restructuring of its $1.945 billion U.S. credit facility.
    • Westfield in its $1.64 billion divestiture of seven non-core shopping centers in the U.S. to the Starwood Group.
    • Independent directors of Tishman Speyer Office Fund, an Australian publicly traded property trust, in the U.S. law aspects of its indirect sale of 16 Class A office buildings located throughout the U.S.

Education

  • Tulane University Law School, 1997, J.D.
  • University at Albany, State University of New York, 1994, B.A.

Languages

  • English