Krystyna M. Blakeslee is a partner in the Real Estate Department and Chair of the Real Estate Finance practice group, where she focuses on commercial real estate finance and investment. She has particular concentrations in the origination, acquisition and disposition (including securitization and syndication) of mortgage loans, mezzanine financings and subordinate debt, post-closing modifications, and loan sales and purchases.
Krystyna has experience with data centers, retail, office, hospitality, assisted living/nursing care and condominium properties, as well as construction financing, TIC structures and ground lease transactions. She is also experienced in handling joint venture investments and acquisitions of real estate assets, including hotels, and advises funds in connection with their investment and financing activities in real estate.
Additionally, Krystyna has experience in restructuring and workout of complex distressed-debt structures. She has represented a number of investment banks, life insurance companies, commercial banks, institutional investors, loan servicers, joint ventures, and private equity funds.
Krystyna is recognized as a leading practitioner in real estate by The Legal 500 (U.S.) (2020), which cited her as a “standout.” In 2018, she was recognized as a “Working Mother of the Year” in the October/November issue of Working Mother.
Krystyna previously served as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps and also served in Iraq.