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Valerie Kelly

  • Partner | Real Estate

Washington, DC

T: +1.202.639.7280

New York

T: +1.212.859.8000

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Valerie Kelly is a real estate partner in Fried Frank's Washington, DC office. She joined the firm in 2007.

Valerie represents prominent private and public commercial real estate investors and developers, office and retail tenants, investment funds, banks and other financial institutions in a broad range of real estate transactions. She advises her clients on all aspects of commercial real estate with a particular emphasis on large commercial leases for both landlords and tenants. Valerie also has worked extensively on acquisitions and dispositions of office buildings, apartment complexes and hotels, as well as joint ventures and real estate lending.

Valerie is recognized by Chambers and Partners in the Real Estate (District of Columbia) section, where she is highlighted as a “a great business partner and a super smart attorney” as well as being “the go-to person for complex negotiation, and she gives top-notch, timely, and thoughtful responses.” She has also been recognized as a Nex...

Valerie Kelly is a real estate partner in Fried Frank's Washington, DC office. She joined the firm in 2007.

Valerie represents prominent private and public commercial real estate investors and developers, office and retail tenants, investment funds, banks and other financial institutions in a broad range of real estate transactions. She advises her clients on all aspects of commercial real estate with a particular emphasis on large commercial leases for both landlords and tenants. Valerie also has worked extensively on acquisitions and dispositions of office buildings, apartment complexes and hotels, as well as joint ventures and real estate lending.

Valerie is recognized by Chambers and Partners in the Real Estate (District of Columbia) section, where she is highlighted as a “a great business partner and a super smart attorney” as well as being “the go-to person for complex negotiation, and she gives top-notch, timely, and thoughtful responses.” She has also been recognized as a Next Generation Lawyer by Legal 500 in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 where clients have described her as “extremely intelligent and technically skilled”, as a “Rising Star” in Real Estate in the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Washington, DC – Metro editions of Super Lawyers, and in Real Estate Weekly's 2018 list of Rising Stars in Real Estate.

Valerie serves on the board of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia and is a member of The Economic Club of Washington, DC and the Lombardi Women Committee benefitting the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. In addition, she regularly speaks on industry topics including the “How Does DC Stack Up?” panel at Bisnow's Greater Washington State of Office event.

Professional associations

  • Board Member, Legal Aid Society Of The District Of Columbia
  • Member, Economic Club of Washington, DC
  • Member, DC Real Estate Group

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