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  • Education
    • J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 1992
    • A.B., College of William & Mary, 1988
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1993
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1993

Brooks Clark focuses his practice on domestic and cross-border real estate lending and structured finance transactions. He represents clients in connection with structuring, negotiating, and documenting all aspects of commercial real estate and structured finance transactions, including finance, leasing, acquisition and disposition of office, retail, industrial, logistics, hotel and multi-family assets.

A strong focus of Brooks’ practice revolves around representing balance sheet and private equity lenders in permanent financings, A/B and mezzanine intercreditor arrangements, bridge financing, preferred equity, mezzanine financing (including construction), and construction and building loan financings secured by office buildings, logistics, industrial, hotels, and multi-family buildings throughout the United States. His clients include domestic, foreign and investment banks, private equity lenders and family desks. Brooks also has substantial experience in sale-leaseback financings of office, school, logistics and manufacturing buildings and hotels in the United States and the European Union.

  • $194 million credit tenant lease financing of student housing condominium property located on the lower east side, credit tenant leased to a New York based university. Client was a New York City based family office. 
  • The origination and syndication of a $110 million term loan secured by a hotel located in Midtown Manhattan.  Client was a U.S. based bank.  
  • $35 million sale-leaseback of 2 cosmetics manufacturing facilities located in Ohio and Virginia net leased to a portfolio company owned by a private equity fund.  Client was a REIT.
  • $20 million sale-leaseback of financing of 400-key flagged hotel located in Florida net leased to a hotel operator.  Client was a REIT.
  • $30 million synthetic lease financing and construction of distribution warehouse located in Freeport, Texas, leased to a subsidiary of a Fortune 500 company. Client was Fortune 500 company.
  • $400 million sale-leaseback of 6 behavioral health hospitals located in Illinois, Arizona and California net leased to one of the largest privately owned behavioral health care providers in the United States.  Client was behavioral health care provider.
  • $292 million sale-leaseback of two distribution centers, net leased to a privately held multi-billion dollar retail grocery store chain.  Client was a REIT.
  • $71 million acquisition and leaseback of 50 C-stores in located in Maryland, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut leased to a large family-desk owned C-store operator.  Client was C-store operator.
  • $97 million senior secured and mezzanine bridge loan facility secured by a portfolio of seven suburban office properties located in New York and New Jersey. Client was private equity lender.
  • kr 2.6 billion (approx. US $330 million) sale-leaseback of 1,000,000 sq. meter office complex in Stavanger, Norway net leased to Equinor AS, a publicly held Fortune 50 oil company.  Client was a REIT.
  • 170 million Swiss franc (approx. US $175 million) sale-leaseback of two (2) school campuses located in Glion and Les Roches, Switzerland, respectively, net leased to a privately held multi-billion dollar international education company.  Client was a REIT.
  • Origination and syndication of a $115 million acquisition loan and tenant improvement facility secured by a building leased to the U.S. General Services Administration located in San Francisco, Calif. Client was a German bank.
  • $170 million sale-leaseback and subsequent financing and sale of a corporate headquarters located in Washington, D.C.; credit tenant leased to a subsidiary of an electric utility.   Client was investment bank.
  • $1.1 billion acquisition of 140 department stores in 12 states, including the sale-leaseback of 34 locations engineered as an affiliated-company true lease (propco-opco structure) in connection with a $260 million CTL loan (together with a $600 million ABS loan) for acquisition by client – Bonton Stores, Inc., a mid-market clothing retail operator, of the Saks Northern Department Store group. Client was Bonton.
  • Origination and syndication of a $240 million term loan secured by 48 retail bank branches; credit tenant leased to a large publicly held bank holding company. Client was a German bank. 
  • €30 million (approx. US $31 million) sale-leaseback of office building located in Paris, France, net leased to a Fortune 50 mutual life insurance company.  Client was a REIT.
  • Origination of a $15 million senior preferred equity investment in a limited liability company owning 14 residential apartment buildings containing more than 3,500 units in Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, Nevada, Maryland, Florida, and Virginia. Client was a specialty lender. 
  • $108.2 million simultaneous sale-leaseback and financing of 99 retail and office properties and 11 distribution centers in 19 states and Canada; credit tenant leased to a wholesale auto parts supplier. Client was an investment bank. 
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