McGuireWoods real estate partners
Dennis Mensi and
Alice Youngbar have been selected as a “top team” for the
Influencers in Multifamily Real Estate series by the 2020 GlobeSt Real Estate Forum. They are featured with other
leaders in the commercial real estate industry in the October
multifamily/career issue of GlobeSt, an ALM publication.
Mensi and Youngbar practice in McGuireWoods’ New York and Century City
offices, respectively, and co-lead a team that focuses on representing
lenders in the financing of multifamily properties through the Fannie Mae
Delegated Underwriting & Servicing program and the Freddie Mac Optigo program. They also represent clients in connection with
affordable housing, green financing, moderate rehabilitation, student
housing and manufactured housing loan programs, including properties
financed under Freddie Mac Targeted Affordable Housing and Fannie Mae
Multifamily Affordable Housing guidelines.
In addition to multifamily agency transactions, the team represents
commercial, investment, regional and local banks, as well as insurance
companies, funds and other financial institutions in connection with the
origination of commercial mortgage loans generally intended for sale on the
secondary market. Such loans include permanent, bridge and construction
loans; mezzanine financings; and credit facilities and split loan
structures secured by all asset classes, such as retail, office, hotel,
mixed use and industrial.
“Dennis and Alice are renowned for leading complex real estate financings
from coast to coast,” said John Grieb, chair of McGuireWoods’ Real Estate & Land Use Department. “We
couldn’t be prouder that they are recognized as industry leaders.”
McGuireWoods’ real estate group represents investors, developers, financial
institutions and Fortune 100 companies in matters throughout the United
States and abroad. The firm earned national Tier 1 rankings for real estate
law and land use and zoning law in the 2020
U.S. News-Best Lawyers
' “Best Law Firms” report. The firm also was recognized as the 2020 Banking and Finance Law
Firm of the Year.