Neil Rock, head of the New York real estate practice, is experienced in acquisitions, developments, financings, restructurings, sale/leasebacks, leasing, partnerships and joint ventures, fund formations, and corporate retention transactions.
Mr. Rock advised Formation Capital, LLC as sponsor in the $763 million acquisition of NHP Group, an owner of health care facilities in the United Kingdom, in its $870 million acquisition of substantially all of the U.S. business of Extendicare Inc. (Canada), a provider of senior care services, and its $1 billion roll up transaction with NorthStar Realty Finance Corp., simultaneously restructuring the ownership of six real estate portfolios.
He also advised Genesis HealthCare Corporation in connection with its combination with Skilled Healthcare, its acquisition of Sun Healthcare and the $2.4 billion sale/leaseback of its skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Mr. Rock represented Lavie Care Center in its acquisitions of Genoa Healthcare, Centennial and Consulate, each an operator of skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.
He is representing The Moynihan Station Development Corporation and Empire State Development Corporation (ESD) in connection with the redevelopment of the Farley Post Office and Moynihan Station.
He also represents ESD in connection with its Atlantic Yards Land Use Improvement and Civic Project, a large mixed-use development that includes Barclays Center and will include 16 residential and commercial buildings, and civic facilities.
Mr. Rock also represented New York Convention Center Development Corporation in connection with the expansion of the Jacob Javits Center and Queens West Development Corporation, a subsidiary of Empire State Development Corporation, in connection with its Queens West project.
Mr. Rock also has advised many clients in connection with the acquisition, financing, development and disposition of office buildings, data centers, hotels and residential developments, including Credit Suisse; Ian Schrager; Kumkang Housing; SL Green Realty Corp.; The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.; RREEF; the Trump Group; and Westbrook Partners.
In corporate retention projects (including tax-incentive packages) involving the New York City Industrial Development Agency, Mr. Rock has represented Bank of America Corp.; Citigroup Inc.; Credit Suisse; Ernst & Young LLP; Prudential Securities Incorporated; Reuters America, Inc.; The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.; and Viacom Inc.
Mr. Rock also has an active leasing practice. He has advised landlords and tenants in connection with New York City headquarter leases, including Bank of America Corp.; Brookfield Property Partners; Credit Suisse; Duff & Phelps; International Business Machines Corporation; National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc.; Prudential Securities; Reuters America Corporation; and the National Hockey League.
- J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 1988 (Member, Fordham Law Review)
- B.A., Brandeis University, 1985 (cum laude)
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