Thomas J. Henry is a partner and Co-Chair of the firm's Real Estate Department and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. Tom has been the lead lawyer on some of the country’s largest and most high-profile commercial real estate transactions in recent years.  Tom has experience in representing domestic and foreign real estate companies, funds, and institutional lenders and investors in acquisitions and dispositions, financings, joint ventures, restructurings, and leasing and development transactions, both in the United States and internationally involving all primary real estate sectors. On behalf of these clients, he regularly negotiates related REIT and securitized financing agreements, construction, mortgage and mezzanine loan agreements, partnership and limited liability company agreements, property management agreements, construction and development agreements, contracts of sale and complex commercial leases.

Chambers USA (2022) ranks Tom among the leading individuals practicing in the area of Real Estate. He is also recognized nationally as a leading practitioner in Legal 500 (2020), which highlights that Thomas “is in a class of his own” and “should be considered one of the best if not the best real estate attorney in the country,” further underscoring that “he has a combination of legal precision and a business acumen that is difficult to match.” Additionally, Tom was profiled as a Law360 MVP in 2014, 2015 and 2020 and as a Rising Star in 2012, and has previously served on Law360’s Real Estate Advisory Board.


Tom is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association. He is also a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) and the International Conference of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

Tom has represented the following clients in transactions closed in recent years:

  • Paramount Group, Inc. in its $860 million refinancing of 1301 Avenue of the Americas, a 1.8-million-square-foot Class A, trophy office building located between 52nd and 53rd Streets in Midtown Manhattan.
  • A Brookfield-sponsored private real estate fund in the 2021 strategic partnership with King Street Properties to pursue investment in life science real estate across the US, including an investment of approximately $1.5 billion in equity capital towards King Street's life science real estate pipeline.
  • A Brookfield-sponsored private real estate fund in the 2021 $750 million acquisition of 34 senior living communities from HealthPeak Properties.
  • Colony Capital, Inc. in its 2020 $2.8 billion sale of six hospitality portfolios to Highgate, a real estate investment and hospitality management company.
  • Colony Capital, Inc. in its 2019 $5.9 billion agreement to sell Colony Industrial, the industrial real estate assets and affiliated industrial operating platform of Colony Capital, to Blackstone.
  • Paramount Group, Inc. in its 2019 acquisition of a 44% joint venture interest in 55 Second Street, a 386,965 square-foot office building located in San Francisco.
  • Paramount Group, Inc. in its 2019 acquisition of Market Center, a two-building Class A 753,000 square-foot office complex in San Francisco’s South Financial District, for $722 million.
  • Colony Capital, Inc. in the 2019 $1.515 billion financing secured by a portfolio of 158 U.S. healthcare properties.
  • Colony Capital, Inc. in the 2019 $1.16 billion acquisition of a national portfolio of 54 light and bulk industrial buildings by its affiliates.
  • Paramount Group, Inc. in the 2018 $227 million acquisition of 111 Sutter Street, a 293,000 square foot office building located in San Francisco’s North Financial District.
  • Colony Capital, Inc. in connection with a 2018 refinancing secured by interests in multiple select service, extended stay and limited service hotels located in 15 states.
  • Paramount Group, Inc. in the 2018 $415 million financing provided to affiliates of Angelo, Gordon & Co. and Normandy Real Estate Partners and secured by the Class A office and retail property located at 575 Lexington Avenue in New York City.
  • Jiaming Investment (Group) Co., Ltd. in a 2018 joint venture with Tishman Speyer for the construction of "The Spiral," a 65-story, 2.8 million square-foot office tower to be located at the Hudson Yards on Manhattan’s West Side.
  • Paramount Group, Inc. in the 2018 raising of $600 million worth of commitments for a co-investment fund called the Paramount Gateway Office Club.
  • 2018 sale of privately-held IO Data Centers to publicly-traded REIT Iron Mountain.
  • Choice Hotels in its 2018 acquisition of extended-stay hotel brand WoodSpring Suites.
  • The ownership group of Montage Kapula Bay in the 2017 financing of luxury hotel and residences in Maui, Hawaii.
  • Paramount Group, Inc. and its joint venture partner, an affiliate of the German industrialist von Finck family, in their 2017 $300 million refinancing of 712 Fifth Avenue, a 543,000 square foot Class A office and retail building located in the Plaza District of New York.
  • Colony NorthStar, Inc. and Chatham Lodging Trust in connection with a 2017 $850 million CMBS mortgage loan financing secured by interests in 47 hotels located in 16 states, and in connection with a subsequent $780 million refinancing secured by interests in 48 select service, extended stay and limited service hotels located in 21 states.
  • Colony NorthStar, Inc. and Chatham Lodging Trust in a 2017 $850 million CMBS refinancing secured by interests in 47 branded Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt hotels in 16 states.
  • Two Sigma Investments, LP in the first third-party lease for space at The Bridge at Cornell Tech, a new building on Cornell University’s under-construction Roosevelt Island Technology Campus, in 2017.
  • Paramount Group, Inc. and joint venture partner Blackstone Group in their $975 million refinancing of One Market Plaza, a 1.6 million-square-foot Class A office and retail property comprising two office towers in the South Financial District of San Francisco, in 2017.
  • A family business in its 2016 sale of its interest in 817 Broadway, a 140,000-square-foot commercial building located at the corner of East 12th Street in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village.
  • Paramount Group in its 2016 $850 million mortgage financing of 1301 Avenue of the Americas.
  • Paramount Group, Inc. in the 2016 issuance of mezzanine financing secured by interests in 44 Wall Street, a 289,000-square-foot, 23-story office building owned by The Blackstone Group.
  • St. John's University in its 2016 sale of its 170-acre Oakdale property to Amity University.
  • Hudson’s Bay Company in its 2016 $400 million mortgage refinancing of the Lord & Taylor flagship property in New York City.
  • Colony Capital, Inc. in its 2016 $17 billion merger of equals with NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc. and NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. to create Colony NorthStar, Inc., with $58 billion of assets under management.
  • Paramount Group, Inc. in its 2016 $500 million refinancing of 31 West 52nd Street.
  • Hudson’s Bay Company in its 2015 $1.8 billion real estate-focused joint venture with Simon Property Group.
  • Paramount Group, Inc. in its $2.6 billion initial public offering in 2014, the largest REIT initial public offering in U.S. history.
  • Colony Financial, Inc. in its 2014 $1.6 billion acquisition of Cobalt Capital Partners and its highly diversified portfolio of 256 primarily light industrial assets.
  • Hudson’s Bay Company in its 2014 $1.25 billion CMBS financing deal secured by its flagship Saks Fifth Avenue store property in New York City.
  • Paramount Group, Inc. in its joint venture with a prominent Israeli insurance company and negotiation of a co-investment with the PA State Employees Retirement System, in connection with Paramount’s 2014 acquisition of 50 Beale Street, a Class A office building located in San Francisco.
  • Paramount Group, Inc. in its 2014 sale of 49% interest in San Francisco’s One Market Plaza to Blackstone, and related joint venture.
  • Jiaming Investment (Group) Co., Ltd. in its 2014 joint-venture with Tishman Speyer for the development of a 2.9 million square foot commercial building located in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards district.
  • Lantern Asset Management and the ownership group in Montage Hotels & Resorts’ addition of Montage Kapalua Bay in Maui to its luxury hotel collection.
  • St. John’s University in the sale of its Manhattan campus property at 101 Murray Street to a joint venture of New York City real estate firms Fisher Brothers and The Witkoff Group.
  • Paramount Group, Inc. in connection with its $1.6 billion recapitalization of its majority interest in its 1633 Broadway office tower.  In what the Wall Street Journal noted was the largest office sector recapitalization deal of 2011, the company increased its equity stake in the property to 75 percent.  The 2.5 million- square-foot Class A office tower, which serves as Paramount Group’s headquarters, is one of the most significant office towers in the Times Square area.
  • Paramount Group, Inc. and Colony Capital LLC in the formation of a joint venture for purposes of making a $125 million preferred equity investment in connection with the acquisition of One Court Square, a 1.5 million square-foot, 50-story office property located in Long Island City, New York.
  • An international investment firm and its affiliates in connection with a joint venture with an affiliate of Rosemont Realty to acquire two office buildings located in Dallas for $80 million.
  • Paramount Group, Inc. in its disposition of Candler Tower located at 220 West 42nd Street.
  • Paramount Group, Inc. in its take over of sole ownership of 900 Third Avenue office tower upon its buyout of partner Investa Office Fund.
  • Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. in the purchase and sale agreement and new joint venture for 40 percent ownership interest in 29 Sunrise-managed properties, including the negotiation of the $435 million CMBS mortgage and mezzanine financing provided by a Goldman Sachs affiliate in connection with the transaction.
  • An affiliate of a preeminent investment fund on its acquisition of the construction loan for the Trump Hollywood, a 200-unit, 41-story oceanfront luxury condominium in Hollywood, Florida (including its subsequent foreclosure on the building and assumption of ownership).
  • Bloomberg L.P. in one of the largest New York office lease deals of the year — the negotiation of a lease of over 400,000 square feet of additional office space at 120 Park Avenue to accommodate Bloomberg’s rapid growth.
  • Allianz Life Insurance of North America, the insurance giant, in its sale of a 7.97 million-square-foot portfolio of industrial assets in the central New Jersey, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta and Columbus markets to an affiliate of KTR Capital Partners.
  • Colony Financial, Inc., a publicly traded real estate investment trust affiliated with Colony Capital, Inc., in its acquisition and restructuring of a $60M mortgage loan secured by two mixed use spaces in Manhattan.
  • Private equity fund sponsors in connection with the workout of the mortgage loans secured by the Las Vegas Hilton, the Atlantic City Hilton and a portfolio of casino/hotels in Mississippi.

In addition Thomas has represented the following clients in transactions prior to 2011:

  • A number of public and private investors in restructurings, recapitalizations and distressed investing opportunities, including:
    • Brookfield Asset Management in its investment in General Growth Properties.
    • A consortium of major private equity funds in connection with the restructuring of their debt relating to the Meadowlands Xanadu shopping and entertainment center.
  • Citigroup with respect to its position in the $6.5 billion CMBS and mezzanine loan to Harrah’s.  In addition, Mr. Henry represented Citigroup in the Extended Stay portfolio auction in connection with its publicly announced $880 million mortgage loan commitment to the consortium led by Starwood Capital.
  • Bloomberg L.P. in significant real estate acquisitions, developments and lease transactions, nationally and internationally, including in California, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., London, Beijing, Tokyo and Sydney.
    • Thomas represented subsidiaries of Bloomberg Inc. on the acquisition of a site for the construction of a new office building in the City of London financial district that will be the company’s European headquarters.  Two buildings will be constructed, with one larger than 500,000 square feet and the other being a speculative office building development.
  • Paramount Group, Inc. in numerous sales and acquisitions, including its acquisition of 1301 Avenue of the Americas, the $1 billion sale of 1177 Avenue of the Americas, the sale of Financial Square in downtown Manhattan, the acquisition of a 50 percent interest in One Market Plaza in San Francisco, and the $820 million sale of 1540 Broadway (Bertelsmann Building).
  • Colony Capital in its acquisition (with Messrs. Fertitta) of Station Casinos, Inc. in a deal valued at approximately $9 billion, including debt.
  • The Mills Corporation in its $1.64 billion agreement to be acquired by a joint venture between Simon Property Group Inc. and funds managed by Farallon Capital Management LLC — a deal with a total transaction value of $7.9 billion.
  • The Mills Corporation in the $981 million sale of its interest in three retail malls — Vaughan Mills (Ontario, Canada), St. Enoch Centre (Glasgow, Scotland) and Madrid Xanadú (Madrid, Spain) — to Ivanhoe Cambridge, Inc.
  • The Mills Corporation’s refinancing of its approximately $1.5 billion senior credit facility.
  • Resorts International Holdings, LLC in numerous acquisition, sales and financing transactions, including over $1.2 billion of CMBS financings  and its $675 million sale of Resorts East Chicago to Ameristar Casinos, Inc.
  • Sale of the Mall of Louisiana to General Growth Properties and joint venture for Riverchase Mall with General Growth Properties.
  • Goldman Sachs as underwriter in the IPO for Strategic Hotels.
  • Joint venture transactions for numerous office and shopping center assets across the country with institutional investors, including JP Morgan Fleming and Principal Group.
  • Colony Capital in its acquisition of four casino hotels from Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. and Caesars Entertainment, Inc.



Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1999 Georgetown University, B.A., 1995

Bar Admissions

New York, 2000