The Willkie Real Estate Finance practice is among the top in its field, handling the most sophisticated real estate transactions nationwide. Our team handles complex real estate financings, regularly advising debt funds, banks, life insurance companies and other lenders and owners and operators on a comprehensive scope of real estate finance matters, including the origination, syndication, disposition and exercise of remedies of commercial real estate mortgage and mezzanine loans involving a variety of asset classes (such as office, multi-family residential, mixed-use, hotels, malls and other shopping centers, casinos, industrial senior housing, life sciences, data centers and other commercial properties located throughout the U.S).

We collaborate on a daily basis with the firm’s Corporate & Financial Services, Tax, Business Reorganization & Restructuring, Environmental and other departments.

Our Real Estate Department has been designated among the country’s leading real estate practice groups by prestigious publications such as The American Lawyer, Best Lawyers, BTI Consulting, Chambers, Euromoney, Global Counsel, IFLR1000, Institutional Investor, Law360, Legal 500, The Real Deal and Who’s Who. Willkie Real Estate partners have been consistently named to Law360’s annual list of “MVPs” in Real Estate as well as its “Rising Stars” list. Chambers USA 2023 ranks Willkie as a leading firm for each of New York Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance, New York Real Estate: Mainly Dirt, and Nationwide Real Estate. Chambers USA notes that Willkie’s “real estate team excels in complex financings,” with sources reporting, “their expertise is in the very sophisticated end of the real estate realm,” “they are always two or three steps ahead on the chess board, strategic thinkers” and “they are commercial and have the market knowledge, technical expertise and depth of experience.” Legal 500 notes that Willkie’s real estate team has “tremendous subject matter expertise for complex transactions; always available; relentless work ethic – ‘24/7’ mentality; individuals within the firm are always very pleasant and easy to work with from a client perspective – no outsized egos.”