Sasan S. Mehrara is a Partner in the Firm’s Real Estate Department, where he focuses primarily on representing private equity firms, real estate opportunity funds and publicly listed companies in a wide variety of domestic and international real estate transactions.
Sas has represented the real estate funds of The Blackstone Group, Lindsay Goldberg, The Carlyle Group and Northwood Investors along with companies such as Glimcher Realty Trust, Hilton Worldwide, La Quinta, Extended Stay America, MeriStar Hospitality, Boca Raton Resorts, IndCor Properties, Equity Office Properties, BioMed Realty, CorePoint Lodging, Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust and Gramercy Property Trust in numerous commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures and financings.
Sas has worked on more than $100 billion of public-private real estate transactions, which have included the acquisition by affiliates of The Blackstone Group of Extended Stay America, Prime Hospitality, La Quinta, MeriStar, Trizec Properties, Equity Office Properties, Hilton Hotels, Biomed Realty, Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust and Gramercy Property Trust along with numerous private acquisitions and dispositions including the recent sale by affiliates of Blackstone of its U.S. industrial platform to affiliates of GIC for $8.1 billion.
Sas also has had extensive experience in securitized, syndicated, balance sheet and mezzanine financings, including representing affiliates of Equity Office Properties on the financing of 3 Bryant Park in New York City and the refinancing of a portfolio of more than 650 hotels owned by affiliates of Blackstone, which at the time was the largest commercial mortgage securitization ever, along with numerous other complex single asset and portfolio real estate financings and restructurings.
Sas has been named one of the leading real estate lawyers in the United States in the publication Chambers USA, which has called him “superb” and “a very trusted adviser on bet-the-company transactions.” He has also been recognized as a Law360 Real Estate MVP in 2015 and 2018.
Sas is also on the Advisory Board of NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate. Sas joined Simpson Thacher in 2000 and became a Partner in 2007. Sas received his B.A., cum laude, with distinction in history, from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994 and his J.D. with honors from The George Washington University Law School in 1997, where he was the production editor of The George Washington University Law Review.
- George Washington University Law School, 1997 J.D.
- With Honors; George Washington Law Review, Prod. Editor, 1996–1997
- University of Pennsylvania, 1994 B.A.
- cum laude; With Distinction in History
- American Bar Association
- New York Bar Association
- Member, NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate Industry Advisory Board
Admissions : New York 1998
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