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Julia E. Sanabria
Julia E. Sanabria
Partner — Real Estate
Partner — Real Estate

Julia E. Sanabria

Julia E. Sanabria
New York

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

I try to be as practical as possible in terms of what’s most important to my client and what we’re willing to negotiate. I work hard to win the points that will make a difference and not get caught up in winning for the sake of winning.
Julia E. Sanabria

Julia Sanabria represents clients in a wide range of real estate matters with a particular emphasis on commercial leasing.

She represents various institutional and non-institutional clients in the leasing and subleasing of office and retail space throughout the United States, including major real estate players such as Boston Properties, Oxford Properties, the Related Companies, Extell Development Company and Joy Construction. A bulk of Julia’s practice focuses on negotiating commercial leasing in New York City, including all the retail leasing for Related Companies at the storied Hudson Yards development and the lease for Netflix’s Brooklyn space,  a complicated deal that included both studio and office space.

She also has experience with joint ventures, the origination and restructuring of mortgage and mezzanine loans, developments and loan workouts.

Julia’s work has been recognized in several publications and she has been named a “Rising Star” by Law360, which selected her as one of the top six real estate practitioners in the U.S. under the age of 40.

Experience Highlights

  • ERY Developer and Oxford Properties in the leasing of a 750,000-square-foot multi-level shopping center being built at Hudson Yards, including signing Neiman Marcus as the anchor tenant; 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

  • Boston Properties in amending Apple’s lease for its flagship store at 767 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, the initial lease-up of 250 West 55th Street i Manhattan, and the leasing of space to various tenants at 399 Park Avenue and 510 Madison Avenue in Manhattan

  • Microsoft in its New York headquarters lease at 11 Times Square and a lease at 641 6th Avenue in Manhattan

  • ADP in the sale and lease-back of its corporate headquarters in Roseland, New Jersey

  • Société Générale in its New York headquarters lease at 245 Park Avenue in Manhattan

  • Forest City Ratner and JEMB Realty in a real estate deal with New York City to develop an 87,000-square-foot public school at One Willoughby Square in Brooklyn, New York; the first major commercial development project in downtown Brooklyn since the area was rezoned in 2004

  • Daily News in the leasing of space at 4 New York Plaza in Manhattan

  • Oxford Properties in a headquarters lease to the National Basketball Association at 645 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan

  • Silverstein Properties in the initial lease-up of 7 World Trade Center in Manhattan

  • Extell Development in the initial lease-up of the Gem Tower in Manhattan, the net leasing of various buildings in Midtown South, and retail leases throughout Manhattan

  • Forest City Ratner in the leasing of space to Brooklyn Friends School at One MetroTech Center in Brooklyn, New York, and Westchester’s Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers, New York

  • Steiner NYC in a long-term ground lease with the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation and a long-term lease with Wegmans Food Markets in Brooklyn, New York

  • Jones Lang LaSalle in its New York headquarters lease at 330 Madison Avenue in Manhattan

  • Knight Capital Group in various leases in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, including its headquarters at 300 Vesey Street in Manhattan

  • Fortress Investment Group in the financing by a syndicate of lenders of the railroad related assets owned by Flagler Development and Florida East Coast Railway

  • Deutsche Bank in mezzanine and mortgage secured financings throughout the United States

  • Andre Balazs Properties in the development of hotel projects

Credentials

  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2005
  • Binghamton University, State University of New York, B.A., 2001
  • Law360’s “Rising Star,” 2018
  • Real Estate Weekly, “Rising Star,” 2018
  • Selected to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list, “Rising Star” (Thomson Reuters), 2013−2016
  • Legal 500 U.S., Real Estate, 2019
  • Law 360 Real Estate Editorial Advisory Board
  • New York