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Francesca A. Venezia
Francesca A. Venezia
Counsel — Real Estate
Counsel — Real Estate

Francesca A. Venezia

Francesca A. Venezia
New York

The Grace Building
1114 Avenue of the Americas
32nd Floor
New York, NY 10036

Francesca A. Venezia

Francesca represents clients in a broad range of transactional real estate matters including leasing, development, ground leasing, acquisitions, dispositions, and financing transactions. She has developed particular experience in commercial leasing and a large part of her practice focuses on representing institutional and non-institutional landlords and tenants in office, retail, restaurant, and industrial leases throughout the United States. Francesca provides strategic guidance and counseling to each of her clients with an awareness and appreciation for balancing the client’s unique business objectives and risk allocation.

Experience Highlights

  • The Related Companies/Oxford Property Group in the leasing of the 750,000 square foot Hudson Yards multi-level shopping center; Hudson Yards is the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States and the largest development in New York City since Rockefeller Center

  • Brookfield Properties in the leasing of approximately 120,000 RSF at 5 Manhattan West

  • Citigroup Inc. in the leasing of more than 300,000 RSF in Jersey City, New Jersey

  • WS New York in connection with its upscale restaurant and private wine club at 35 Hudson Yards

  • Adam America Real Estate in the disposition, joint venture, ground lease to Safehold Inc. (iStar), and financing of a ground-up construction mixed-use project in New Haven, Connecticut

  • The We Company in connection with leases in New York City and throughout the United States, including its largest office lease in Manhattan

  • Regional developer in the development and leasing of a retail shopping center in Suffolk County, New York

  • Ground lessor in a ground lease for the development of a residential rental building on the Upper West Side

  • Ground lessor in a ground lease for the development of a retail shopping center in Brooklyn

  • Ground lessor in a ground lease for the development of a mixed use building in Harlem

  • National developer in the acquisition of suburban office complexes and buildings throughout the United States

  • Developer of residential condominiums in New York City in connection with sales and leasing agency agreements with prominent New York City brokerage companies

  • Institutional landlords in connection with office, retail and signage leases, subleases and licenses in Manhattan and throughout the United States

  • Regional developer in connection with a retail lease to a national department store for approximately 65,000 RSF as part of a newly constructed mixed-use project in downtown Manhattan

  • Shopping center owners in connection with the leasing and subleasing of retail space to national retail tenants

  • Global providers of flexible workspace solutions in connection with leases and subleases in New York City and nationwide

  • Independent stock exchange firm in its headquarters lease at 3 World Trade Center

  • Fortune 500 company in its headquarters lease at One Liberty Plaza

  • Global financial institution in connection with its headquarters lease and office and retail leases and subleases in New York City and throughout the United States

  • Global leader in optical retailing in connection with retail leases and subleases nationwide and the development of leasing guidelines and form of letter of intent

  • Global premiere roaster, marketer and retailer of specialty coffee in connection with retail/restaurant leases and subleases in New York City and nationwide

  • Global fine chocolates and confections manufacturer, marketer and retailer in connection with retail/restaurant, office and industrial leases and subleases in New York City and nationwide

  • National parking garage operator in connection with a parking garage lease in Brooklyn, New York

  • Global financial institutions in connection with mortgage securitizations

  • Global financial institutions in connection with the financings of asset acquisitions

Credentials

  • St. John’s University School of Law J.D., 1989
  • St. John’s University B.S., summa cum laude, 1986
  • New York