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.

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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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