Overview

Joshua Berengarten is a partner in Holland & Knight's New York office and a member of the firm's Real Estate Section. Mr. Berengarten represents clients in a wide range of complex real estate and transactional matters, including acquisitions and dispositions, development, construction, leasing and financing. He also counsels condominium and cooperative boards on all matters.

Experience

  • Represented an owner in the disposition of its shopping centers throughout the United States
  • Represented a developer in its acquisition of a large warehouse and industrial site in Brooklyn, NY for redevelopment
  • Represented a seller in the sale of its two-thirds interest in a 114,000-square-foot office building in Greenwich Village, Manhattan
  • Represented a developer in the acquisition of a building in midtown Manhattan for condominium redevelopment, and the subsequent sale of the garage, retail and office space
  • Represented an international real estate fund in the acquisition and financing of the Clock Tower Building in Santa Monica, California and in the development and financing of a multi-unit, mixed use condominium project in downtown Manhattan
  • Represented a foreign corporation in the sale of a historic property in midtown Manhattan, involving a settlement with the Landmarks Preservation Commission, the New York City Law Department and various tenants
  • Represented a developer in the acquisition of a gas station adjacent to the High Line in Manhattan for condominium redevelopment
  • Represented a historic church in Brooklyn in the sale of its office and commercial space
  • Represented numerous sellers and purchasers in the bulk acquisition and sale of unsold cooperative and condominium units, including an estate in the sale of approximately 300 units in New York

  • Represented a joint venture in its $269 million construction loan financing for a mixed-use condominium project in NoMad, Manhattan
  • Represented one of the largest tourism and leisure company's in Europe in the financing for a boutique hotel in Manhattan
  • Represented a hotel owner in the $75 million financing of its hotel in Dallas, TX
  • Represented a major investment bank in the $58 million construction financing of a proposed 17-story Class A multifamily residential apartment building project in Bethesda, Maryland
  • Represented a major investment bank in the $47 million financing of a 234,417-square-foot Class A office building in North Bethesda, Maryland
  • Represented a major life insurance company in the $53 million financing of shopping centers in Stony Brook, New York
  • Represented a major investment bank in the $52 million financing of a development in Roselle Park, New Jersey 

  • Represented numerous not-for profit institutions in the negotiation and drafting of architecture, engineering, design and construction agreements, and in certain cases, the settlement of construction related disputes, including the Bard Graduate Center, the Spence School, Cooper Union, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, the British Memorial Gardens and the Battery Conservancy

  • Represented an industrial manufacturer in its joint venture and ground lease for a more than $100 million cogeneration facility in West Virginia
  • Represented a tenant in a 99-year ground lease for a building in midtown Manhattan
  • Represented a major airline in its airport and office leases in the United States
  • Represented commercial landlords and tenants in the negotiation of office, retail, restaurant, supermarket, bank, school, garage, medical and professional leases

  • Represent approximately 100 condominium and cooperative boards, including The Plaza Condominium and Residences, Greenwich Club Residences, Worldwide Plaza, One Fifth Avenue, Two Fifth Avenue, 11 Fifth Avenue, 825 Fifth Avenue, Lincoln Towers, Carlyle House, The Whitehall, Plaza 400, The Fairmont, Chelsea Mercantile and others in all matters concerning the operation of the properties

  • Represented General Motors in its pre-bankruptcy analysis of its global real estate holdings

Credentials

Education
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D.
  • Haverford College, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Memberships
  • New York City Bar Association, Cooperative & Condominium Law Committee
Honors & Awards
  • New York Super Lawyers magazine, 2017-2019
  • Rising Star, New York Super Lawyers magazine, 2012, 2013
Spoken Languages
  • English
  • Spanish

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