Real estate partner Jonathan L. Mechanic was honored at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s (The Met) 24th annual Real Estate Council Benefit on November 7, 2019. Mr. Mechanic was recognized for his leadership, significant achievements, and extensive contributions to the real estate industry and the New York City community more broadly. As chairman of the Firm’s Real Estate Department, Mr. Mechanic has advised on many of the city’s most significant developments that have transformed the skyline, including most recently JP Morgan in connection with its redevelopment of 270 Park Avenue into a new 2.5-million-square-foot headquarters building and Maefield Development in its approximately US$1.6 billion acquisition of 20 Times Square. Outside of his client representations, Mr. Mechanic finds time to mentor the next generation of real estate professionals. He has taught the real estate transactions course at Harvard Law School for more than ten years, and also lectures regularly for New York University School of Law, the Real Estate Board of New York, and the Practising Law Institute. Additionally, Mr. Mechanic is a member of a number of real estate organizations and has been honored for his numerous philanthropic activities by UJA, Israel Bonds, the Modell Foundation, ORT, AHRC, Albert Einstein Medical College, the Police Athletic League, and The Salvadori Center.
Established in 1981, the Real Estate Council promotes and maintains industry involvement with The Met. The annual gala honors members of the real estate and construction community for their commitment and generosity to cultural organizations such as The Met, and raises more than US$2 million to support the Museum’s educational mission.
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