Bonnie A. Neuman 

Partner – New York
T.+1 212 504 5625
bonnie.neuman@cwt.com
200 Liberty Street
New York , NY 10281 V-CARD

Bonnie Neuman's practice is concentrated in the area of real estate finance, representing clients in domestic and cross-border transactions, including the origination of mortgage and mezzanine loans, syndication, loan servicing, non-performing loan securitizations, loan restructuring and bankruptcy-related matters. Her clients include global investment banks, national and international financial institutions, investors and servicers. Bonnie was recognized as a Real Estate Rising Star in 2016 and 2017 by Law360 on its annual list of top attorneys under 40 years of age.

Bonnie’s experience includes the financing of a wide range of commercial properties,  including hotels, commercial office buildings, shopping centers and recreational vehicle parks ranging from single, trophy assets to multi-asset and whole-company transactions. In addition, she has experience in the drafting and negotiating of intercreditor arrangements and secondary market sales of mortgage and mezzanine loans.

A member of the Women’s Leadership Initiative, Bonnie also serves as an Assignment Manager for summer associates and is involved in Firm recruiting efforts both on and off-campus. Bonnie is also a member of the CREFC Women’s Community Outreach Committee where she serves as the chair of the Education and Empowerment Sub-Committee.

She received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, cum laude, where she was a notes and articles editor of the Fordham Urban Law Journal, and a B.S. from Boston University, magna cum laude. Bonnie is admitted to practice in the State of New York.

 

Recent transactions on which Bonnie has advised include her representation of:

  • The lenders in a $2.3 billion mortgage and mezzanine refinancing of the Motel 6 hotel chain.
  • The lenders in an approximately $1.7 billion mortgage and mezzanine financing in connection with the acquisition of 245 Park Avenue by HNA Group.
  • The lenders in a $1.275 billion mortgage loan secured by the Hilton Hawaiian Village and in a $725 million mortgage loan secured by the Hilton San Francisco Union Square and the Parc 55 San Francisco, both in connection with Hilton Worldwide’s spinoff of Park Hotels & Resorts.
  • The lender in a $1.2 billion mortgage loan secured by the Solow Building.
  • The lenders in a $915 million mortgage and mezzanine financing secured by a portfolio of 87 select and limited service hotels owned by Hospitality Investors Trust.
  • The administrative agent and lender in a $400 million mortgage and mezzanine financing in connection with Fortress Investment Group’s acquisition and planned redevelopment of the hotel, signage and retail at the Doubletree Suites Times Square Hotel
  • The administrative agent and lender in a $400 million syndicated mortgage loan secured by 720 Fifth Avenue.
  • The lender in a $265 million mortgage and mezzanine financing secured by The Mark Hotel.
  • The lenders in an approximately $1.1 billion mortgage and mezzanine financing in connection with the sale of Great Wolf Resorts to Centerbridge Partners.
  • The lenders in an approximately $1 billion mortgage and mezzanine financing in connection with the acquisition of three luxury resorts by The Blackstone Group.
  • The lenders in an approximately $850 million mortgage and mezzanine financing in connection with the acquisition of mobile home and recreational vehicle resorts in the U.S. and Canada by Centerbridge Partners.
  • The lenders in a $2 billion mortgage and mezzanine refinancing of the Motel 6 hotel chain.
  • The lender in a $300 million mortgage loan secured by the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.
  • The lender in a $560 million mortgage loan to finance the acquisition of the Park Avenue Tower by The Blackstone Group.
  • The lender in a $420 million mortgage and mezzanine financing secured by the historic Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Illinois.
  • The lender in an approximately $1.9 billion mortgage and mezzanine financing in connection with the acquisition of the Royal Hawaiian, the Westin Moana Surfrider, the Sheraton Waikiki, the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, and the Palace Hotel.
  • The lenders in a $3.5 billion CMBS mortgage loan secured by 23 Hilton hotel properties in the United States and Puerto Rico and subsequent IPO of Hilton Worldwide Holdings.
  • The lenders in a $1.3 billion mortgage and mezzanine financing in connection with The Blackstone Group’s $1.9 billion acquisition of the Motel 6 hotel chain from Accor SA.
Bonnie A. Neuman 

Admissions

  • New York

Education

  • Fordham University, School of Law
    J.D., 2006, cum laude
  • Boston University
    B.S., 2002, magna cum laude

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