Alan Ruiz assists real estate developers and financial institutions with conveyancing, developing and financing commercial real estate. He represents lenders and borrowers in all aspects of the origination of commercial mortgage and mezzanine loans, including single-property and multi-property transactions, secured by office, retail, industrial and hospitality properties, for portfolio, syndicated and securitized loans.
Additionally, Alan also represents clients in the acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate assets, including urban and suburban office buildings, multifamily apartment buildings and retail shopping centers located throughout the United States. His real estate practice includes drafting and negotiating loan and acquisition documents and legal opinions, and he has substantial experience reviewing and advising clients regarding all aspects of diligence in connection with acquisitions and financings, including organizational documents, hotel franchise agreements, management agreements, condominium documents, ground and space leases and title insurance.
Represented an American life insurance company, as lender, in the origination of a $85 million mortgage loan securing the fee estate and certain leasehold condominium units in a New York City office tower subject to a complex leasehold condominium regime
Represented an American investment manager in borrowing a $10 million mortgage loan secured by office property in Clearwater, Florida; and a $13.674 million mortgage loan secured by office property in Durham, North Carolina
Represented an American real estate developer in borrowing a $12 million mortgage loan secured by vacant office property in Old Tappan, New Jersey, that the client intends to demolish, seek to re-zone, and redevelop as multifamily
Represented an American real estate developer in the acquisition and financing of an office building in Hartford, Connecticut
Represented an American life insurance company in sales of multifamily apartment buildings in Conshohocken and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, Executive Editor