Adam M. Endick is a partner in Kasowitz’s Real Estate Transactions group. He has significant experience in a wide range of real estate matters with a particular focus on commercial leasing. Adam represents various institutional and non-institutional clients in the leasing and subleasing of office space throughout the United States, including WeWork, Douglas Elliman, Extell Development, Boston Properties, Equity Office Properties, Condé Nast, and Forest City Ratner Companies.
Adam also has experience in joint ventures, fund formation, financings, acquisitions, dispositions, loan workouts and developments. He has represented major lending institutions, including Fortress Investment Group, Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch and JPMorgan Chase, in securitized real estate loans, mezzanine loans, construction loans and unsecured revolving credit facilities.
Adam is recognized for his real estate practice in Chambers USA, where he is described as a “very business-minded” lawyer who is “smart, fast on the documents, and what’s market and what’s achievable.” Adam is also recognized in The Legal 500, where he is described as a “great leasing lawyer” with an “incredible attention to detail.” He is also regularly listed in The Best Lawyers in America and New York Metro Super Lawyers.
Prior to joining Kasowitz, Adam was a partner in the real estate group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
Leasing, Acquisitions and Development
- Forest City Ratner and JEMB Realty in a real estate deal with New York City to develop an 87,000-square-foot public school at One Willoughby Square in Brooklyn, New York. This is the first major commercial development project in downtown Brooklyn since the area was rezoned in 2004.
- Boston Properties in the initial lease-up of Times Square Tower and 250 West 55th Street in Manhattan; the leasing of 500,000 square feet to Citibank at 601 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan; and the leasing of space to various tenants at 399 Park Avenue and 510 Madison Avenue in Manhattan.
- Boston Properties and Rudin Management in the construction of a state-of-the-art facility for WeWork at Brooklyn Navy Yard.
- ERY Developer and Oxford Properties in the leasing of a 750,000-square-foot multi-level shopping center being built at Hudson Yards. Hudson Yards is the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States and the largest development in New York City since Rockefeller Center.
- Oxford Properties in a headquarters lease to the National Basketball Association located at 645 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
- Extell Development in the initial lease-up of the Gem Tower in Manhattan, the net leasing of various buildings in Midtown South and various retail leases throughout Manhattan.
- Equity Office Properties in various leases in New York City.
- Forest City Ratner in various leases in Brooklyn, New York.
- Silverstein Properties in the initial lease-up of 7 World Trade Center in Manhattan, and Towers 2, 3 and 4 in the World Trade Center.
- Silverstein Properties in the acquisition of 99 Church Street in Manhattan.
- Rouse Properties in the acquisition of various shopping centers throughout the United States.
- Credit Suisse in the acquisition and development of data centers in Research Triangle Park, Durham and Wake Counties, North Carolina, and Clifton, New Jersey.
- The owner of 699 Madison Avenue in Manhattan for a state-of-the-art retail store for Jimmy Choo.
- Spear Street Capital in the lease-up of 315 Park Avenue South in Manhattan.
Leasing - Tenant Representations
- WeWork in various leases throughout the United States, including in an agreement with Martin Selig Real Estate to build a 36-floor, mixed-use building in Seattle. This is WeWork's largest real estate deal to date and its first venture into Seattle.
- Douglas Elliman in its headquarters lease at 575 Madison Avenue in Manhattan, and various leases throughout the United States.
- Microsoft in its New York headquarters lease at 11 Times Square in Manhattan.
- Wells Fargo Bank in its New York headquarters lease at 150 East 42nd Street in Manhattan.
- Havas North America in its New York headquarters lease in Hudson Square in Manhattan.
- Jones Lang LaSalle in its New York headquarters lease at 330 Madison Avenue in Manhattan.
- Major League Baseball in various leases in New York and New Jersey.
- Knight Capital Group in various leases throughout the United States.
- BT Americas in various leases throughout the United States.
- National Financial Partners in various leases throughout the United States.
- The National Hockey League in its headquarters lease at 1185 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan.
- Société Générale in its New York headquarters lease at 245 Park Avenue in Manhattan.
- Bank of America in the leasing of approximately 1.7 million square feet and the development of a state-of-the-art data center at One Bryant Park in Manhattan.
- Daily News in the leasing of space at 4 New York Plaza and 1290 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan.
- Skadden Arps in its Washington, D.C. headquarters lease.
Financings and Work-Outs
- DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners in a loan secured by the Renaissance Marriott Hotel in Aruba.
- Fortress Investment Group in the financing by a syndicate of lenders of the railroad related assets owned by Flagler Development and Florida East Coast Railway.
- The Edward Thomas Co. in the refinancing of Shutters on the Beach and Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica, California.
- Deutsche Bank in the financing of various real estate assets around the world, including the Intercontinental Hotel in Boston, Mallah’s parking assets in New York City, Mall of America in Minnesota and various hotels owned by Strategic Hotels and Resorts.
Joint Ventures and Capital Markets
- New Valley in various joint ventures to acquire properties in Manhattan.
- Starwood Capital Group in a joint venture with Cantor Fitzgerald.
- The Clarett Group in the formation of its joint venture with Prudential Real Estate.
- Fremont Realty Capital in the formation of various joint ventures to acquire hotels, office buildings and other real estate assets throughout the United States.