NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hunton & Williams LLP announces the continued expansion of its real estate practice with the arrival of F. Robert Brusco as partner in the firm’s New York office. Brusco has more than 25 years of experience and strong industry relationships in the commercial real estate sector.
“Rob brings strong real estate investment and finance experience, further strengthening our prominent practice,” said Carl F. Schwartz, co-chair of the firm’s global real estate practice. “Bringing him on board aligns perfectly with our strategic decision to add high-level lawyers in key practices and geographic regions.”
Brusco’s practice focuses on the representation of major investment banks, lending institutions, real estate funds, developers, investors and operators in all types of commercial real estate in such matters as acquisitions, dispositions, financing, joint ventures and leasing transactions. He has negotiated, structured and closed large-scale, complex real estate debt and equity transactions valued at over several billion dollars.
Prior to joining Hunton & Williams, Brusco was a partner in the real estate practice group at Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf. He previously was a managing director at LAMCO LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lehman Brothers created after its bankruptcy filing. There he led several teams responsible for the asset management, restructuring and workout of over $3 billion of real estate positions owned by the Lehman estate.
Hunton & Williams’ real estate group advises clients on matters involving the full spectrum of commercial, industrial, retail, multifamily, hospitality and mixed-use properties. With more than 75 real estate and finance lawyers, the group closed deals in 34 states and handled over 185 transactions totaling $37.5 billion last year. Working across practices to service clients in the real estate industry, the team has advised on more than 200 REITs. In addition, the team was named among Dealogic’s top 10 advisors for handling nearly $20 billion in real estate M&A deals in 2016, and its lending team handled $6.8 billion in financial institutions’ mortgage loans last year alone.
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