Bernadette Herward Davida’s rigorous work ethic and enthusiasm for the commercial real estate industry are a combination for success. Bernadette enjoys collaborating with clients on issues such as corporate headquarters leasing on behalf of tenants and landlords; commercial and residential development and management of hotel, retail and golf course properties; private equity funds; loan, guaranty, and lease workouts and restructurings; acquisitions; partnerships and joint ventures; and financings.
Bernadette has a broad range of experience representing foreign and domestic commercial banks, insurance companies, real estate investment trusts, and other foreign and domestic real estate investors in their capacities as lenders, borrowers, owners, sellers, and agents in bank syndicate loans for office buildings, energy plants, hotels and resorts, mixed-use properties, and health care property portfolios. Her background also includes representation of clients in loan originations, syndications, securitizations, participations, construction and mezzanine loans, debtor-in-possession financings, and loan workouts. In addition, she represents equity investors in the acquisition of apartment, hotel, mixed- use, and health care property portfolios and office buildings on behalf of REITs, partnerships, and individual investors.
In the area of leasing, Bernadette has represented tenants and landlords in the leasing of corporate headquarters in the New York, Atlanta, Houston, San Francisco, Washington, and London markets, as well as mall, shopping center, and mixed-use condominium, retail, and restaurant leases on behalf of national restaurant chains and retail clothing store chains. She has represented major foreign airlines in connection with the disposition and management of their airport terminal and cargo facilities. As lead real estate counsel for a large New York-based hedge fund, she negotiates office leases, asset purchase agreements and construction, architect, engineering, and brokerage agreements, in all of their major financial markets.