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Benjamin R. Weber


Benjamin R. Weber

New York +1-212-558-4000+1-212-558-4000 +1-212-558-3588+1-212-558-3588
[email protected]

Benjamin Weber has experience in a broad range of commercial real estate, corporate finance and private and public securities transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, corporate and partnership restructurings, securitizations, financings, private equity investments and public and private offerings of debt and equity.

Rankings and Recognitions 

  • BTI Consulting Group (2016) – recognized as a law firm Client Service All-Star
  • New York Super Lawyers (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017) – recognized as a Super Lawyer in Real Estate Law
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) – recognized in Real Estate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • The Legal 500 United States (2014, 2017) – recognized in Real Estate Law


  • Special Committee of Forest City Realty Trust in connection with the company's agreement to eliminate its dual-class share structure and the related support agreement with Scopia Capital Management
  • Forest City Enterprises in its recent reorganization into a REIT and in its related $500 million unsecured revolving credit facility
  • Cadillac Fairview in its exchange of interests in five shopping centers for an 11% interest in The Macerich Company
  • Christopher Cole and certain other executives in connection with the recently announced $11.2 billion acquisition of Cole Real Estate Investments by American Realty Capital Properties
  • Cole Real Estate Investments in various corporate and securities matters, including its listing on the New York Stock Exchange and its $250 million self tender offer
  • Cole Holdings Corporation in connection with its sale to Cole Capital Properties Trust III (now known as Cole Real Estate Investments)
  • Jujamcyn Theaters in various matters, including the $115 million refinancing of its Broadway theater business
  • Verde Realty in its merger with a fund sponsored by Brookfield Asset Management
  • Lazard Alternative Investments in various acquisitions and financings and in the disposition of its Atria senior living portfolio to Ventas, Inc. and subsequent sale of the Atria senior living management business to a group of its senior employees
  • GF Investments in various real estate investments, including its purchase of an interest in the MS Rialto land development business and its purchase of interests in several other residential development projects
  • Ontario Teachers Pension Plan in various real estate investments, including the extension of its lease with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) for the New York Container Terminal on Staten Island and the development of a related toll rebate program at that property and a sale and related lease transaction with the PANYNJ for the Global Container Terminal in Hoboken/Jersey City
  • AIG and certain affiliates in the sale of a portfolio of approximately $40 billion of RMBs and other securities to The Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Vornado Realty Trust in connection with various transactions, including its sale of Broadway Mall on Long Island to an affiliate of KKR, its ongoing investment in the Suffolk Downs racetrack in Boston and its purchases of various office, retail and other commercial properties and related businesses from sellers including a consortium of Chinese investors, The Mendik Company, Kennedy family entities, Commonwealth Atlantic Properties, Inc., Charles E. Smith Limited Partnership and the Kaempfer companies
  • General Growth Properties in its purchase of The Rouse Company
  • Cadillac Fairview in sales of regional mall shopping centers, including seven centers to The Mills Corporation and three centers to separate buyers
  • The Richard E. Jacobs Group in its contribution of interests in 21 shopping centers to CBL & Associates and then of interests in nine shopping centers to Westfield America
  • The issuer or the underwriters in a variety of securities offerings by public real estate companies, including the initial public offerings of Morgans Hotel Group, U-Store-It Trust, General Growth Properties, Inc. and Crown American Realty Trust and shelf offerings of debt and equity by MFA Mortgage Investments, Vornado Realty Trust and Forest City Enterprises
  • Various lenders and borrowers in connection with loans secured by shopping centers, office buildings, hotels, apartment buildings, assisted living facilities, Broadway theaters, warehouses, manufacturing facilities and other commercial properties throughout the United States
  • Providing transactional assistance and ongoing advice to clients including Lazard Alternative Investments, Verde Realty, Jujamcyn Theaters, Vornado Realty Trust, Apollo Global Real Estate, Goldman Sachs and various Whitehall Real Estate funds in connection with equity and mezzanine debt investments in commercial real estate projects