all-encompassing capabilities, such as structuring and closing finance transactions, loan administration, workouts and loan restructuring,
the team leverages its skills gained from representing both sides of negotiations, to successfully secure deals with favorable results. In the
past 18 months, the team has advised on more than $3.5 billion in transactions. Assisting clients in minimizing risks, the team has become
a trusted advisor by ensuring optimal promotion and protection of clients’ assets and interests.
CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD’S EQUITY, DEBT & STRUCTURED FINANCE TEAM
Proven by its transaction volume, Cushman & Wakefield’s New York equity, debt and structured finance team has enabled acquisitions,
developments and renovations for some of the most prominent industry players. As a leading advisor of financing and equity structuring,
the team utilizes Cushman & Wakefield’s vast global platform to execute transactions and provide a full spectrum of financial services for
both domestic and international clients across all asset classes. Making a significant impact on the industry, the debt advisory team has completed some of the
largest financing transactions in the New York metropolitan area and throughout the nation. The team more than doubled its transaction volume from 2016
to 2018, increasing its average deal size from $65 million to nearly $120 million.
Just last year within Manhattan, the group executed the $675 million refinancing
of Independence Plaza, the financing for the city’s renowned commercial asset
St. John’s Terminal and the $415 million financing for 575 Lexington. President
of the team, Steve Kohn, who also serves as chairman of ULI New York, has led
the group to be recognized as a leader in the industry. The team has received
numerous awards and achievements over the years, additionally impacting the
industry with its involvement in community organizations.
JLL DEBT AND EQUITY CAPITAL PLACEMENT
With strong expertise and a global network of relationships with lenders and
equity sources for optimal pricing and deal structures, JLL Debt and Equity
Capital Placement serves as one of the top capital market advisors in the country.
Upon JLL’s acquisition of HFF in July 2019, the combined teams have become
increasingly prominent within the industry. With 236 professionals located in
major markets nationwide, the team coordinates with all JLL capital market
producers; ensuring access to financing resources and creative solutions for clients’ needs. Through its world class platform, the team specializes in traditional
outright sales, large-scale portfolio sales and recapitalizations, construction, debt
solutions, equity placement, and advisory to real estate companies on strategic
transactions. Since 2011, the team has successfully placed 950 equity transactions, totaling more than $100 billion. In 2018, JLL and HFF executed a combined total of 2,468 debt and equity placement transactions encompassing $86
billion. Significant deals transacted by the team include the debt placement of
the CityLine office complex for $825 million, the $975-million debt placement on the Brookdale senior living portfolio and the $878-mil-
lion debt placement on the Park La Brea apartment complex. The group, which finances nearly 40% of all JLL sales, has consistently led
the industry in numerous categories. Collectively, JLL/HFF have ranked No. 1 in total originations, seconds/mezzanine/preferred
equity, as an intermediary, an insurance company and in the multifamily, hotel, retail and healthcare sectors. The team is co-led by
executive managing director, Gerard Sansosti and senior managing director, Wally Reid.
Steven Kohn John Alasico Mark Ehlinger