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Lawyers in Real Estate 2020: Allen Matkins’ Tony Natsis

Allen Matkins global real estate chair Tony Natsis frequently serves as lead counsel on some of the largest and most high-profile real estate deals on the West Coast and across the U.S. Since early March 2020, he has been one of the leading attorneys and real estate professionals that have been educating the real estate and legal communities through published materials, articles, seminars, published interviews, and group discussions about COVID-19-related real estate and legal issues and has led the fight against California legislative bill SB-939, which eventually died in the Senate.

In the past decade, Natsis has closed commercial office leases exceeding 50 million square feet, has worked on real estate purchase contracts with a total consideration of more than $30 billion, on development transactions with a total consideration in excess of $25 billion, joint venture transactions with a total consideration in excess of $25 billion, and has represented clients in office building portfolio investment sales transactions involving more than $75 billion of consideration.

One of Natsis’ most significant transactions is the largest real estate acquisition deal in the history of the United States. He provided extensive real estate services in connection with Blackstone Real Estate’s purchase of Equity Office Properties Trust, at that point the largest owner of office space in the U.S. other than the federal government, for $43 billion.

He also worked as landlord’s counsel on the two largest leases in the history of the City of San Francisco: the 750,000-square-foot lease by Kilroy Realty Corp to Dropbox and the 725,000-square-foot lease by Boston Properties to Salesforce. He also worked on the largest lease in the history of the Western Region on behalf of a well-known technology tenant, a 1.9-million-square-foot deal in Silicon Valley.

It’s for these reasons that we named Tony Natsis to our inaugural grouping of Lawyers in Real Estate. These are real estate attorneys who have distinguished themselves in both their practice and the larger community.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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