Partner Jonathan Mechanic quoted, <i>Real Estate Weekly</i>,

Partner Jonathan Mechanic quoted, Real Estate Weekly, "Fried Frank Enjoys a Red Hot Summer"

An article entitled "Fried Frank Enjoys a Red Hot Summer" in the September 29th Real Estate Weekly notes that "[I]n a sign of the rebounding economy, the real estate group of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson [LLP] didn't lift its foot off the accelerator all summer long.....the attorneys at Fried Frank were busy negotiating commercial real estate transactions for some of the most recognized companies and properties in Manhattan. Among the most notable transactions the group negotiated included the sale of the Plaza Hotel, the crown jewel of Manhattan's Fifth Avenue; the acquisition of 717 Fifth Avenue, a 26-floor office building and the sale of 350 Madison Avenue, a 25-floor office building neighboring Grand Central Terminal....'Our activity caseloads throughout the summer months have set a record in 2004,' said Jonathan L. Mechanic, chairman of Fried Frank's real estate department. 'The vast majority of our clients remained very active during the summer months, consummating transactions, exclusive of the corporate mega deals, north of $1 billion.'"