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Real Estate 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Peter Fisch comes recommended across North America and Europe for his real estate practice. He represents developers, investors and lenders on transactions, joint venture financings and lease matters.


A partner in the real estate department, Peter Fisch regularly represents developers, entrepreneurial investors, institutional investors, lenders and other parties in all aspects of transactional real estate, including acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, conventional and securitised financings, workouts, sale-leasebacks, management contracts and leasing, involving a balance of office, retail, hotel, multifamily, industrial and student housing properties and commercial condominium regimes.

Peter’s work has earned him recognition as a leading real estate lawyer by both The Legal 500 and Chambers USA. He has published more than 35 articles regarding new developments in real estate transactional law in prominent trade publications, including the Real Estate Finance Journal and the National Law Journal, and co-authors a regular column on transactional real estate law for the New York Law Journal. Peter has also brought his considerable experience to programmes and panels sponsored by the New York City Bar Association and other prestigious organisations. His discussions have covered real estate financings, joint ventures, observations regarding market conditions and other related topics.

Peter recently completed two terms as a member of the board of directors of the Yale Law School Fund.

Peter’s recent experience in the acquisition, disposition and recapitalisation of major real estate assets includes multiple sales, acquisitions and recapitalisations for SL Green Realty Corp, a publicly traded REIT and the largest owner of New York City office buildings, involving 3 Columbus Circle, 110 East 42nd Street, 485 Lexington Avenue, 292 Madison Avenue, 885 Third Avenue, 2 Herald Square, 521 Fifth Avenue and multiple properties on lower Broadway with an aggregate value in excess of US$1 billion; for Apollo Global Real Estate, in a joint venture with Chartres Lodging Group, the pending US$274 million sale of the Novotel New York Times Square, located at 226 W 52nd St in the heart of Manhattan’s theatre district, to Millennium & Copthorne Hotels, a publicly traded UK-based hotel operator; for The Lightstone Group and its publicly traded REIT affiliate, the sale of Dakota Square Mall, a regional mall in Minot, North Dakota, and the US$2.3 billion sale of the 24-property Prime Retail outlet centre portfolio to Simon Property Group; acquisition of the Dream Downtown Hotel, and negotiation of a hotel operating agreement, on behalf of a foreign investor; acquisitions of hospitality properties in the Meatpacking District and the Hudson Valley for noted Hotelier Andre Balazs valued in excess of US$400 million; acquisition of 32 Old Slip, a 1.2 million square-foot office building in New York, and a long-term ground lease of the property to affiliates of RXR Realty, for a New York real estate investor; acquisition and redevelopment of the Alabama, a 116-unit multifamily property in Greenwich Village for conversion into a student housing property for a Pebb Capital; restructuring and distribution of a 90-property portfolio of mixed-use properties in the New York metropolitan area for a prominent New York real estate family and acquisition of mixed-use properties in the Meatpacking District and Chelsea on behalf of The Yucaipa Companies.

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