2021 Lawyers in Real Estate Awards
New York & Tri-State
Clients have included Empire State Development, Brookfield Properties and Qatar Investment Authority
Represents the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on redevelopment of JFK Airport
Remains active in pro bono work
Vered Rabia joined Skadden in 1998 and is active in representing clients in all areas of the firm’s real estate practice, including acquisitions, dispositions, developments, financings, restructurings, partnerships and joint ventures, lodging and restaurant development, and real estate debt and equity fund formations.
Rabia’s clients have included Empire State Development, Brookfield Property Partners, Qatar Investment Authority, Shed NYC, TPG Capital, Formation Capital, RREEF America, ARES Management, Silverstein Properties, André Balazs, Ian Schrager and the Estate of Leona M. Helmsley.
Currently she represents the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in its $13-billion plan to redesign John F. Kennedy International Airport and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in the redevelopment of Penn Station. In addition, Ms. Rabia is representing Moynihan Station Development Corp. and Empire State Development in connection with the redevelopment of the Farley Post Office building, which will have a resounding impact on the residents of New York along with hundreds of thousands of daily commuters. T
Other clients Rabia has advised include Alexandria Real Estate in its ground lease from the city of New York for the development of the East River Science Park, the first private bioscience project in New York City; and Starwood Capital Group in connection with the sale of the Houston Hyatt.
Rabia also represents numerous funds in connection with their formation, capital raising, subscription financing and restructurings, including Ares Management (formerly known as AREA Property Partners), RREEF America and BlackRock Realty, and advises major lending institutions, including Deutsche Bank and Fortress Investments, and borrowers in the origination of mortgage loans, securitized real estate loans, mezzanine loans, construction loans and unsecured revolving credit facilities.
In addition, Rabia continues to be active in pro bono work, representing nonprofit Dream (f/k/a Harlem RBI) in developing a new high school building and Covenant House in the sale of property in New York. She was selected for inclusion in Chambers USA 2020, was named a 2020 Real Estate MVP by Law360 and was named in 2017 to the inaugural list of Leading Women Lawyers in New York City by Crain’s New York Business.
These are some of the reasons that we named Rabia to our New York & Tri-State grouping of Lawyers in Real Estate. These are real estate attorneys who have distinguished themselves in both their practice and the larger community.