Elliot Ganchrow is counsel in the Firm’s Real Estate practice and is based in the New York office. Mr. Ganchrow focuses on a wide range of transactional matters, including commercial lending transactions, company and portfolio acquisitions, private equity transactions and various real estate matters. His real estate practice encompasses such areas as acquisitions, development, financing, hotel and hospitality, joint ventures and commercial leasing.
Mr. Ganchrow has been named a recommended real estate lawyer by Legal 500 US, where he has been described by clients as, “a hard worker who will do whatever it takes to meet deadlines.”
- Interval Leisure Group in its $1.5 billion acquisition of Vistana Signature Experiences following completion of the spin-off of Vistana from Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
- KTR Capital Partners in the $5.9 billion sale by its REIT subsidiaries of real estate assets and their operating platform to Prologis Inc.
- CWCapital Asset Management LLC, as special servicer:
- in the restructuring by a joint venture of Hines and Angelo, Gordon & Co. of an existing $472 million loan on 131 S. Dearborn (a/k/a Citadel Center), a 37-story, 1.5 million-square-foot office tower in Chicago’s central business district, to provide capital to fund new leases and building improvements. This was the largest restructuring of a performing CMBS loan to date.
- in the restructuring of a $678 million loan to a subsidiary of Vornado Realty Trust.
- Citigroup, as lender, in connection with the origination, and subsequent restructuring, of a $362 million term and revolving mortgage loan to a joint venture owned by Morgan Stanley and Lennar secured by 11,000 lots related to development projects in eight states.
- Brookfield Real Estate Financial Partners, as borrower, in connection with the restructuring of a $580 million mortgage loan held by Fannie Mae secured by six apartment buildings in five states.
- Ulysses Partners in connection with the sale to Fortress of its joint venture interest in an entity which owned the Parkmerced in San Francisco.
- Citigroup, as co-lender, in connection with the origination of a $250 million mortgage loan and $600 million mezzanine loan to Gramercy Capital Corp. secured by office buildings across the United States.
- The Parkoff Organization, as borrower, in connection with the restructuring of a $200 million mortgage loan held by LNR and LEM secured by six properties in New York City.
- Marathon Asset Management, as mezzanine lender, in connection with the proposed restructuring of its $120 million loan to Ian Bruce Eichner secured by the Cosmopolitan Resort in Las Vegas.
- Citigroup, as lender, in connection with the origination, and subsequent restructuring, of a $1.4 billion term loan to ClubCorp Club Operations secured by approximately 69 golf courses and country clubs in the United States and Mexico.
- Citigroup in connection with a $50 million acquisition loan, to finance the acquisition of a property in Boston, Massachusetts.
- A borrower consortium in connection with a $625 million acquisition and acquisition financing for the acquisition of approximately 60 acres of undeveloped property in Las Vegas, Nevada.
- Goldman Sachs in connection with a $1.4 billion bridge loan for the purposes of restructuring its debt.