Noah Bilenker is a partner in the Real Estate Department, and a member of the firm’s Real Estate Finance practice group. His experience includes all aspects of real estate finance including development, sales and acquisitions, leasing, land use, distressed debt sales and financings, joint ventures and workouts. He has additional experience in fund-level work, including financings, subscriptions lines, acquisitions and joint ventures.


Prior to joining Willkie in 2021, Noah was Director and GC at Mesa West Capital, the real estate debt platform for the investment management division of Morgan Stanley. At Mesa West, he led transactional management and strategy for the firm, as well as helped to drive operational and investor matters and compliance. With significant real estate finance and legal experience, Noah’s role as GC helped strategically guide transactions for the organization including the successful acquisition by Morgan Stanley of Mesa West in 2018.

Prior to Mesa West, he was a member of the real estate department of two different international law firms, and also served as Vice President and GC of Zamir Equities, a real estate investment firm.

Noah is a member of the Real Estate and Allied Trades Division, Real Estate Council and Real Estate Finance Committee of the UJA Federation of New York. He is also a LEED Accredited Professional (Existing Buildings) for the U.S. Green Building Council.



New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate, M.S., 2009 Columbia Law School, J.D., 2002 University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1999

Bar Admissions

New York, 2003