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  • Education
    • J.D., magna cum laude, Brooklyn Law School, 2008
    • B.A., with Great Distinction, McGill University, 2005
Arielle Frost specializes in complex commercial real estate transactions. She regularly represents clients in real estate development matters, purchase and sale transactions, mortgage, mezzanine and preferred equity financings and retail and office leasing. She has specialized expertise in structuring and negotiating real estate joint ventures and utilizes her deep knowledge of the commercial real estate lifecycle to advise developers, investors and other market participants in the implementation of joint ventures for various classes of real estate, including both single asset and portfolio transactions.
  • Served as lead counsel for a major hotel company in the negotiation of a Purchase and Sale Agreement and related documents for the sale of a ground lease, including documentation of the purchaser’s obligation to include a new hotel in its redevelopment at the site, which hotel will be managed by the seller. This transaction involved a lengthy negotiation, careful planning, and coordination with co-counsel in various disciplines, including condominium matters, tax and litigation.
  • Representation of a major New York City-based developer on all phases of its acquisition, development and financing of a 2.5 million square feet waterfront project in Astoria, including the negotiation of a joint venture, development agreements, various agreements with City agencies, construction loan financing, EB-5 preferred equity financing, and extensive title work.
  • Representation of an institutional investor in a joint venture to acquire an office complex in Philadelphia for $328 million and obtaining a $240 million mortgage loan and a $60 million mezzanine loan for the acquisition.
  • Representation of a real estate investment firm in the $450 million sale of a trophy office building on K Street N.W. in Washington, D.C. 
  • Representation of an owner-operator of property in Brooklyn in a joint venture with a major development group to develop the site into a 200-plus unit rental apartment building with retail and community facility space.
  • Representation of a family office in the joint ventures, acquisitions and financings for two hotel development projects in Manhattan.
  • Representation of a family office as investor member in a joint venture with a major real estate investment manager to acquire and develop property in West Palm Beach, Florida.
  • Representation of a major New York City-based developer in a $50 million note on note financing relating to property in Long Island City.
  • Representation of a senior healthcare facility operator in financing 10 nursing home facilities in the State of Iowa through a term loan and revolving line.
  • Representation of a real estate developer in connection with the negotiation of a joint venture for the ownership and development of two properties in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, and in connection with the financing of the same with a bridge loan.
  • Representation of a major developer in making a loan to the owner of a development site in Jersey City and obtaining a purchase option to acquire the site.
  • Representation of a real estate investor in various matters concerning its Manhattan office building, including leasing office space, refinancing the building and access agreements.
  • Representation of a developer in the acquisition and financing of various sites in Queens, which will be developed as residential new construction.
  • Representation of subsidiaries of a REIT in the sales of GSA-leased properties across the United States.
  • Representation of a multi-property owner in connection with the leasing of various retail spaces throughout Manhattan.
  • Representation of the owner of a retail condominium unit in Manhattan in a lease to a national bank. 
  • Representation of a national shopping center investor in purchasing and selling retail properties across the United States.
  • Representation of the tenant in the leasing of 60,000+ RSF of office space near Bryant Park.