Aly offers practical solutions to difficult legal challenges. He partners with clients on their complex real estate acquisitions, dispositions, financings, joint ventures, equity investments and commercial leases.
Aly’s practice encompasses all aspects of commercial real estate investment from single asset and portfolio acquisitions and dispositions to the formation of real estate funds and the origination of mortgage and mezzanine financing. Aly has extensive experience structuring and negotiating joint venture and preferred equity agreements as well as commercial leasing. As noted in Aly’s engagements below, his experience covers a variety of asset types including residential, mixed-use, commercial, hospitality and industrial properties.
Aly has represented a number of hedge funds and private equity funds on their office leases in Manhattan and is an experienced negotiator dealing with the city’s largest landlords, including SL Green Realty Corp., Vornado Realty Trust, Tishman Speyer and Boston Properties. He has also been engaged by a number of major landlords, including Equity Office Properties (a subsidiary of The Blackstone Group), Callahan Capital Partners and The Georgetown Company, in connection with leasing office and retail space in Class A properties and is involved in all aspects of the leasing process (including brokerage and agency agreements).
In the 2020 Real Estate category of Legal 500 US, a client stated that he is "particularly knowledgeable, a great negotiator, excellent problem solver, and quick to turn documents all while maintaining a demeanor that is tough when it needs to be and pleasant when tough is not necessary." Crain's also named Aly a "Rising Star in Real Estate" in 2019.
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