Brian Donnelly maintains a diverse real estate and finance practice representing some of the largest investors, funds and institutions in the United States, Canada and South Korea in the origination of complex joint ventures, acquisitions, dispositions and financings of real estate assets and development projects throughout the US and Canada. Brian also has significant experience in the restructuring of distressed debt for both borrowers and lenders.

Brian’s debt practice includes the representation of lenders in high-profile construction loans (including significant experience in New York City construction lending), sophisticated senior/junior credit arrangements (including the origination of senior/junior mezzanine debt, second mortgage arrangements and the negotiation of intercreditor and co-lender agreements), balance sheet and CMBS lending and the origination of EB-5 loans and preferred equity as a financing alternative for development projects.

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  • Represented Apollo Global Management in connection with the origination of an $807 million financing (consisting of mortgage, senior and junior mezzanine loan components) of the commercial retail unit at the historic Crown Building at the corner of 57th Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan
  • Represented Macquarie Capital in connection with its purchase of a significant equity interest in a multi-family portfolio consisting of over 50 properties and 10,000 units across the Southwestern US. The portfolio included both operating and under-construction assets. The transaction was valued at approximately $890 million and included the negotiation of a complex joint venture agreement
  • Represented a joint venture of Oxford Properties Group and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in connection with its obtaining of an approximately $429 million bridge loan and subsequent $221 million loan upsizing for the repositioning and pre-development of 550 Washington Street (formerly known as St John’s Terminal) in Manhattan, New York

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Osgoode Hall Law School, JD, 2008
University of Guelph, BA, with distinction, 2005

New York

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