Handled development of CitiField and redevelopment of Bronx Point
Represented parties in the World Trade Center redevelopment
Karen Scanna advises clients on complex real estate matters, including financing, acquisitions and development projects involving office, multifamily residential and retail properties. Her extensive experience includes deals involving unique properties such as hotels, assisted/senior living and student housing portfolios.
She handled some of the most consequential transactions in New York City, including the development of Citi Field, a successful bid for the redevelopment of Bronx Point, the acquisition and redevelopment of The World Trade Center and the development of Essex Crossing. Notable highlights include representation of the property developer on Governors Island, representing a client in its NYC property acquisitions totaling more than $945 million and representing a client in its acquisition and financing of a $250-million, 14-property portfolio in Brooklyn, NY.
Scanna is deeply involved in WX-New York Women Executives in Real Estate, and She Builds NYC. She is an active member of the Urban Land Institute-New York’s Women’s Leadership Initiative and that organization’s programming committee for its 2024 spring meeting.
Scanna has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers U.S.A., The Legal 500 U.S. and Super Lawyers. Crain’s New York named her one of its Notable Women in Law.
She earned her law degree from the New York University School of Law.
These are some of the reasons why we are honoring Karen Scanna with Connect CRE’s 2023 New York & Tri-State Lawyers in Real Estate Award. The award celebrates real estate attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their practice and the larger community.
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