Real Estate Weekly recognized real estate partners Jonathan L. Mechanic, Stephen Lefkowitz and Robert Sorin in its 2008 All Stars edition, which recognizes real estate industry leaders – whether in finance, law, property management, sales, leasing, construction and design firms.
- Mr. Mechanic is honored for overseeing the negotiations for Tishman Speyer’s US$1b winning bid to transform Manhattan’s Hudson Rail Yards. The issue also mentions Mr. Mechanic’s work on multiple high-profile deals, such as the sale of the GM Building in New York and the Sears Tower in Chicago, the US$5.4b acquisition of Stuyvesant Town and Cooper Union Village in Manhattan and others.
- The publication recognizes Mr. Lefkowitz’s representation of Tishman Speyer in connection with its designation as the developer of the Long Island Railroad West Side Yards in Manhattan, and notes his work on major development deals, including the new Yankee Stadium, Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn, the Moynihan Rail Station in Manhattan and others.
- Mr. Sorin is recognized, among other significant work, for his representation of Macklowe Properties in the US$7b acquisition of Equity Office Properties’ New York City portfolio from The Blackstone Group, and for the representation of Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino on the development of a US$3b casino and hotel project on the Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada.