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Nina Roket

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Honors

  • Nina was named to the Leading Women Lawyers in New York by Crain's New York Business.
  • Nina was named to the New York Super Lawyers list, a Thomson Reuters lawyer rating service, since 2014.
  • Acknowledgement as a leading player in the New York real estate market:
  • - Real Estate Forum, "The Women of Influence - Hall of Fame," 2018
  • -The Most Significant Retail Deal of the Year awarded to Foot Locker’s flagship megastore at 8 Times Square (represented Building owner)
  • - New York Real Estate Journal, “Women in Real Estate Spotlight,” 2013-2018
  • - New York Real Estate Journal, “2015 Year in Review” Spotlight, December 2015
  • - New York Real Estate Journal, “2002-2012: 10 Years of Women in Real Estate,” May 2012
  • - Real Estate New York, “Women of Influence,” 2008-2009

Education

J.D., cum laude, New York Law School, 1996

  • Articles Editor, Journal of International and Comparative Law

B.A., cum laude, Fordham University, 1993

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New York, 1997

Nina Roket concentrates on commercial real estate law with an emphasis in leasing, conveyancing and finance transactions.

Nina advises clients across the U.S. in sophisticated commercial real estate transactions, including leasing, sales, acquisitions and mortgage, mezzanine and preferred equity financings.

Nina is landlord's counsel at numerous office buildings in Midtown and Downtown New York City. Nina also manages complex retail leasing transaction projects on behalf of numerous developers and owners at significant, high profile retail sites across the U.S., including New York, Miami Beach, Las Vegas, Beverly Hills and Atlantic City.

Nina also represents hedge funds, sports and entertainment companies, technology companies, medical institutions, start- ups  and finance companies in leasing space for their headquarters. 

Nina has a specialty in food and restaurant leases, representing both owners and food and restaurant operators.

Nina leads Olshan's commercial leasing practice, is a co-administrative partner at the firm, chair of the firm's Hiring Committee and founder and chair of the firm's Women’s Committee, which serves as a networking, business development and mentoring platform for the firm’s women lawyers and their clients and colleagues.

Nina was named to the Leading Women Lawyers in New York by Crain’s New York Business.

Nina serves as a member of WX, New York Women Executives in Real Estate, an invitation-only association of executive-level women actively engaged in the commercial real estate industry in New York.

Professional & Community Affiliations

WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate

Sarcoma Foundation of America

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

Urban Land Institute (ULI)

  • Represent JEMB Realty Corp. in its leasing matters at its development site located in Downtown Brooklyn known as One Willoughby Square. Also represented JEMB in its development agreement for One Willoughby Square.
  • Represent a medical facility in a significant net lease of a future development site in New York City.
  • Represent Forest City Ratner in its leasing matters at The Bridge at Cornell Tech.
  • Represented the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets in a lease for its new corporate headquarters in Industry City, in Sunset Park in downtown Brooklyn. The new headquarters will occupy approximately 85,000 square feet in Building 19, which is also where the Nets' training facility is located.
  • Represented the borrower in a $100M mortgage financing from Bank of the Ozarks and $100M mezzanine financing from a foreign lender for its development site on the Upper East Side.
  • Represent Columbus Turnstyle LLC in the leasing, financing and development of TurnStyle, an underground marketplace in the 59th Street Columbus Circle concourse, including negotiating a master lease with the MTA, leases with individual retailers, financing and joint venture agreements, construction agreements and advertising agreements. The Turnstyle project was one of the thirteen retail deals nominated by The Real Estate Board of New York as "The Most Significant Retail Deal of the Year."
  • Represented the owner of 8 Times Square in a lease to Foot Locker for its prime Times Square location, which was recognized in June 2016 by The Real Estate Board of New York as “The Most Significant Retail Deal of the Year.”
  • Represent Helm Equities in launching a mammoth 325,000 square foot hotel, retail and office development in the Design District in Miami, including the acquisition and financing of the project and negotiating a hotel management agreement and development agreement.
  • Represented the owner of a building on West 125th Street in a lease to Bed Bath and Beyond.
  • Represented the landlord United American Land in the negotiation of the lease for H&M in its 35,000 square feet store on Jamaica Avenue in Queens.
  • Represented the owner of Herald Center in a lease to H&M for its largest store worldwide.
  • Represented the owner of various sites on Lincoln Road, Miami in retail leases to various national and local retailers and restaurateurs.
  • Represented buyer of a partial interest in a 72-year leasehold, valued at over $17 million, on the retail and medical suites at 2012-2018 Broadway, near Lincoln Center.
  • Represent the owner of a downtown New York City office building in a lease of approximately 240,000 square feet to an agency of the State of New York.
  • Represent the owner and operator of a casino and hotel in Atlantic City, NJ in a lease to a national, themed restaurant and bar owner and operator, including the leasing of outdoor seating along the Boardwalk and Beach Area.
  • Represent a restaurant franchisee in its leasing projects in the New York metropolitan area.
  • Represented a New York-based real estate company in the acquisition of development sites in the New York metropolitan area and in the leasing of those sites to Trader Joe’s, Walgreen’s and TD Bank.
  • Represented the owner of a building in Memphis, TN in a lease of the entire building (625,000 square feet) to Trane Inc.
  • Represented the owner of a building in Tampa, FL in a lease of 180,000 square feet to OSI Restaurant Partners, the parent of Outback Steakhouse, for its headquarters.
  • Represented Steak ‘n Shake in a lease for its first New York location.
  • Represented the owner of a building in Miami Beach, FL in a lease to H&M for its flagship store in Miami.
  • Represented a New York-based real estate company with nationwide real estate holdings in mortgage and mezzanine financings totaling over $500 million.
  • Represented a New York-based real estate company in the purchase, out of foreclosure, and financing of multi-family property in Annapolis, MD.
  • Represented William Telepan, a celebrated New York City chef, in a lease for his debut restaurant, Telepan on the Upper West Side, and subsequently for his Telepan Local in TriBeCa.
  • Represented the owner of a downtown New York City office building in a lease of approximately 100,000 square feet to Millennium High School.
  • Represented the owner of two midtown Madison Avenue office buildings in a lease of ground floor retail space to JP Morgan Chase Bank, a lease of ground floor retail space to Staples, a lease of 60,000 square feet to a New York City law firm and a lease of 135,000 square feet to a magazine publisher.
  • Represented the owner of a NYC midtown luxury building in a lease to the Core Club, a high-end spa, fitness club and restaurant.
  • Represented the purchaser in the acquisition of Miracle Mile Shops in the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV (formerly known as Desert Passage in the Aladdin Hotel and Casino).
  • Represented the owner of a Las Vegas shopping center in its leasing program, including leases to national retailers such as H&M, Guess, Victoria's Secret and Urban Outfitters.
  • Represented the owner of a building in Newark, NJ in a lease of approximately 50,000 square feet to ACS State & Local Solutions, Inc., provider of EZpass services for the State of New Jersey.

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