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Jennifer A. Yashar

  • Partner | Real Estate

New York

T: +1.212.859.8410

F: 212.859.4000

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Jennifer Yashar counsels clients on commercial real estate transactions, including landlord and tenant leasing, acquisitions, dispositions, and joint ventures.

Owners, developers, financial institutions, and corporations, including many prominent landlords, regularly engage Jennifer’s representation in large commercial leasing transactions. Brookfield Properties sought her business-savvy counsel in its leasing activities at Brookfield Place and Manhattan West, including leases to Cravath, Skadden, the NHL, and Accenture. Jennifer also represented Brookfield in its recent leases to Bank of America at 1100 Avenue of the Americas and 1114 Avenue of the Americas for its headquarters’ expansion to buildings neighboring its headquarters at One Bryant Park in New York City, and Bank of America's lease extension at Brookfield Place. Jennifer recently advised Related Companies in its more than 1.5 million-square-foot lease to Facebook across 30 floors and three buildings under development at Hu...

Jennifer Yashar counsels clients on commercial real estate transactions, including landlord and tenant leasing, acquisitions, dispositions, and joint ventures.

Owners, developers, financial institutions, and corporations, including many prominent landlords, regularly engage Jennifer’s representation in large commercial leasing transactions. Brookfield Properties sought her business-savvy counsel in its leasing activities at Brookfield Place and Manhattan West, including leases to Cravath, Skadden, the NHL, and Accenture. Jennifer also represented Brookfield in its recent leases to Bank of America at 1100 Avenue of the Americas and 1114 Avenue of the Americas for its headquarters’ expansion to buildings neighboring its headquarters at One Bryant Park in New York City, and Bank of America's lease extension at Brookfield Place. Jennifer recently advised Related Companies in its more than 1.5 million-square-foot lease to Facebook across 30 floors and three buildings under development at Hudson Yards. She is also advising RXR Realty in various aspects of its Pier 57 development, including its 250,000-square-foot lease to Google and 32,000-square-foot lease to City Winery at Pier 57.

Jennifer also advises tenants in many major office headquarters leases, including Shiseido Americas in its 220,000-square-foot lease and JPMorgan Chase in its lease of the remaining 435,000 square feet, both at 390 Madison Avenue. She also advised Milbank on its relocation to 250,000 square feet at 55 Hudson Yards and McKinsey & Company in its 186,000-square-foot lease at Silverstein Properties’ 3 World Trade Center.

In addition, Jennifer advised 21st Century Fox and News Corp. in their lease renewals and extensions totaling more than 1.2 million square feet at 1211 Avenue of the Americas. She also represented WarnerMedia in its US$2.2 billion sale-lease back of its approximately 1.5 million-square-foot Time Warner condominium unit to Related Companies at 30 Hudson Yards.

GlobeSt Real Estate Forum named Jennifer to the CRE Legal Counsel list in its 2020 “Women of Influence” special feature, which recognized remarkable women who have made a distinct mark in commercial real estate. Jennifer was recently recognized in Real Estate Forum's “Fifty Under 40,” an honor that recognizes the 50 best-in-class young commercial real estate professionals, and in Real Estate Weekly’s 2018 list of “Rising Stars” in Real Estate.

Professional associations

  • Member, The New York Women Executives in Real Estate
  • Former Member, Young Lawyer Editorial Board, American Lawyer Magazine
  • Member, Synagogue Outreach and Engagement Committee, UJA-Federation of New York
  • Board of Trustees, Temple Kehilath Jeshurun

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Events

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The State of CRE

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State of the Leasing Market: Adapting for a Fluid Market

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Women in Law & Leadership Virtual Summit, New York

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Real Estate Women’s Forum

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Fried Frank and RE:WOMEN Breakfast Panel
 
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