Mr. Akrouche’s recent experience includes:
- Representation of a nationally recognized real estate investment management client in the formation of a joint venture to develop the mixed use “Ink Block” development in Boston’s South End as well as various similar development joint venture projects within the greater Boston area.
- Representation of Brookfield Properties in connection with acquisitions, dispositions and financings throughout the country, including:
- The mortgage refinancing of One Liberty Plaza, a class A commercial office building in Manhattan in the amount of $850 million and subsequent sale of a minority interest to a U.S. institutional investor.
- The mortgage refinancing of One New York Plaza, a class A commercial office building in Manhattan in the amount of $750 million and subsequent sale of a minority interest to a Sovereign Wealth Fund.
- The debt and equity restructuring of 8 commercial office buildings located in downtown Washington, D.C.
- The $245 million acquisition and mortgage financing of a Class A commercial office building in downtown San Francisco.
- Representation of a nationally recognized real estate investment management client in connection with the formation of a $300 million private investment fund including foreign and domestic investors focused on the acquisition and disposition of multi-family apartment buildings in the northeast corridor and representation of the client in the acquisition and disposition of those assets, including the acquisition and mortgage financing of a $225 million multi-family apartment building in the greater New York City area.
Mr. Akrouche’s practice and experience benefits from a global perspective gained as he was a participant in the firm’s inaugural session of the Global Rotation Program. He is also a member of the American Bar Association. Mr. Akrouche is also a member of the Urban Land Institute, a global organization that focuses on a variety of verticals within the real estate industry.
Mr. Akrouche served as an editor on the First Amendment Law Review and member of the University of North Carolina Moot Court National Team.