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 QuadReal Property Group in its $360 million loan to an affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management secured by the project known as 5th and Broadway, Nashville, TN.
  • Represented BDO USA, LP, in connection with its leasing of hundreds of thousands of square feet of Class A office space across the United States, including its 143,000 square feet at 200 Park Avenue in Manhattan.
  • 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.

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

New York

Brian Donnelly

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