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Sarah Farhadian
Sarah Farhadian
Senior Associate — Real Estate
Senior Associate — Real Estate

Sarah Farhadian

Sarah Farhadian
New York

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

Sarah Farhadian

Sarah’s practice focuses on real estate transactions, including the acquisition, financing, development, joint venture, operation, leasing, and disposition of real estate.

Experience Highlights

  • Represented a family office with more than $2.5 billion dollars of assets under management in its preferred equity investment in a real estate development joint venture (2020)

  • Represented a real estate trust in a joint venture transaction and disposition of its flagship midtown Manhattan property (2020)

  • Represented a privately-held real estate investment and development firm in connection with a condominium conversion, ground lease, release of senior mortgage loan, and sale of a mixed-use development in Austin, TX

  • Represented a public company in its acquisition and ground leasing of multifamily buildings in Manhattan

  • Represented an investment bank in connection with its syndication of a $600 million dollar cross-border master repurchase agreement with a publicly-traded, international real estate finance company

  • Represented a public financial company in connection with the origination of two separate, cross-collateralized, and cross-defaulted repurchase facilities in the aggregate amount of $300 million dollars, as well as the subsequent purchase of skilled-nursing, assisted-living-facility, and multi-family mortgage loans

  • Represented a national banking association in connection with its origination of three separate repurchase facilities with a single private debt fund, in the amounts of $300 million, $141.5 million, and $100 million dollars, as well as in connection with the amendment and restatement of the initial facility to incorporate an “accordion” mechanism for increases to the facility amount

  • Represented a Hong Kong-based private equity real estate firm with $23.2 billion dollars of assets under its management, in its buy-out of its co-manager’s 50% interest in the firm

  • Represented a U.S. global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes in its acquisition of two $250 million dollar master repurchase facilities from two separate multinational financial services companies

  • Represented the private wealth management group of an investment bank in connection with the amendment and restatement of a $30 million dollar mortgage loan, to reduce the maximum principal amount of the loan to $15 million dollars and to convert the loan to a revolving credit facility

  • Represented an investment bank in connection with its origination of a subscription credit facility with a property development specialist in the amount of $130 million Euro

  • Represented the private wealth management group of an investment bank in connection with its acquisition, construction, and project loans to an Israel-based real estate development company for its condominium conversion of a 400,000-square-foot landmarked building

  • Represented Haggen Inc. in a 146 grocery-store acquisition, which expanded the company into a major regional grocery chain with 164 stores and 106 pharmacies in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. The acquisition was part of the divestment process brought about by the Federal Trade Commission’s review of the Albertson’s LLC and Safeway merger

  • Represented Comvest Partners in a portfolio acquisition of Tennessee-based discount retailer Old Time Pottery, a retail network of 33 stores in 11 states throughout the Southeast and Midwest

  • Represented a family enterprise specializing in art dealership in its acquisition of a construction loan to fund the combination of three landmarked townhouses, which the family owned on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, into a single building. Also represented the family enterprise in its leasing of the resulting building to an Italian high-fashion brand

Credentials

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2013; Editor-in-Chief of the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal 
  • Brandeis University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2007
  • Legislative Director and General Counsel to Member of the United States Congress, 2015-2017
  • Recipient of American Law Institute and American Bar Association’s Scholarship and Leadership Award
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Spanish