Brian M.  Cohen

Brian M. Cohen

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Brian M.  Cohen

Representative Matters

Brause Realty Acquisition and Development of Multifamily Building

Representation of Brause Realty in connection with the site acquisition and development of a mixed-use building (272 residential units) in Long Island City, which included assisting our client with a joint venture agreement, a $105M construction financing and development structuring.

Brause Realty Development of Mixed-Use Building

Representation of Brause Realty and their strategic partner in connection with the land contribution of a transit-oriented, 28-story, mixed-use building (280 residential units, 20,000 square feet of retail and below-grade parking) in New Rochelle, New York.

Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Firm 40,000 Square-Foot Manhattan Office Lease

Representation of a commercial real estate brokerage firm in connection with a 40,000 square-foot Manhattan office lease.

Family Group of Investors Development of 520 Park Avenue

Representation of a family group of investors in connection with the development of 520 Park Avenue, a 51-story ultra-luxury condominium project in midtown Manhattan, involving the combination of multiple lots and air rights purchase, related $445M financing and subsequent condominium inventory loan. 

Full-Service Real Estate Investment, Management, and Development Firm Acquisition, Capitalization and Redevelopment of Multifamily Projects in Manhattan

Representation of a full-service real estate investment, management and development firm in connection with the acquisition, capitalization and redevelopment of several multifamily projects in Manhattan. Many of these projects include luxury properties that contain retail and condominium components.

Limited Service Hotel Investor Group Purchase, Financing, and Equity Joint Venture of Five Hotels

Representation of a limited service hotel investor group in connection with the purchase, financing and equity joint venture of five limited service flagged hotels in the Southeast.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation Purchase of New York City Hotel

Representation of Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation in its purchase of the 176-room Strand Hotel in New York City and related redevelopment plan.

Multi-Generational Family in $55.5M sale of 51 Irving Place

Representation of a multi-generational family in its $55.5M sale of 51 Irving Place, a six-story, 50,000-square-foot, mixed-use building near New York City's Gramercy Park and subsequent representation of Springhouse Partners in connection with the repositioning of this asset.

Silverback Development New Mixed-Use Property Redevelopment

Representation of a New York real estate developer in connection with a project for the construction of a new, 370,000 square-foot, mixed-use property in Stamford, CT. Assisted the client with the acquisition, financing and joint venture equity transaction for the redevelopment of a multi-office building.

Private Equity Firm $32M Bridge Mortgage Loan

Representation of a private equity firm in connection with a $32M bridge mortgage loan and subsequent modification in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Private Real Estate Investor Joint Venture Acquisition of Mixed-Use Property

Representation of a private real estate investor in connection with the joint venture acquisition of a mixed-use property in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan.

Silverback Development and Private Family Investment Group Acquisition and Development of Mixed-Use Building

Representation of Silverback Development and a private family investment group in connection with the acquisition and development and construction financing of a mixed-use building at 67 Livingston Street in Brooklyn, which will result in a 50,000 square-foot dormitory building converted into 23 residential condominiums.

Silverback Development Significant Development Project at 359 Second Avenue

Representation of Silverback Development in connection with a development project at 359 Second Avenue, Manhattan, of 81,000 square feet of multifamily residential units and a retail component with a $97M equity investment. Our client is also investing in a $20M joint venture with the land owner for the development of a 13-story, luxury multifamily residential building on a three-lot assemblage in Manhattan.

Springhouse Partners Acquisition, Financing and Redevelopment of 1700 Alton Road

Representation of Springhouse Partners in connection with its $21M acquisition and related construction financing and redevelopment of 1700 Alton Road, a 35,530-square-foot, five-story, mixed-use property in Miami Beach, Florida. Through a joint venture with Forte Capital Management (which the firm helped structure for our client), Springhouse will redevelop the building into a hotel with ground-floor retail.

Springhouse Partners Purchase of Two Manhattan Multifamily Portfolios

Representation of Springhouse Partners in connection with the purchase of two upper Manhattan multifamily portfolios and subsequent FHA refinance.

Strategic Government Properties and JLB Capital Partners Acquisition, Disposition, Joint Venture and Financing of Multiple Properties

Representation of Strategic Government Properties and JLB Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition, disposition, joint venture and financing of multiple properties fully leased to the General Services Administration in Philadelphia, PA, Omaha, NE, Mesa, AZ, Raleigh, NC, and Walnut Creek, CA.