Kenneth Lore is co-chair of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group. His practice focuses on complex equity and debt real estate transactions, including multifamily rental properties, office buildings, hotels, condominiums, sports arenas, shopping centers, entertainment facilities and affordable housing properties, as well as other retail and commercial projects. Ken advises participants such as developers, underwriters, banks, mortgage bankers, contractors, state and local housing finance agencies, pension funds, REITS, investment companies, pooled investment funds, syndication companies, and others in all aspects of real estate projects. He focuses on complex negotiations, deal structuring and sophisticated financings involving asset-backed securities, taxable and tax-exempt debt, mezzanine debt and equity, convertible loans, credit enhancements, structured finance and secondary market transactions, and other financial products. Ken also has had significant experience in dealing with restructuring and disposition of distressed assets (mortgage loans, mezzanine loans, asset-backed securities and other asset types) including representation of the RTC, lenders, underwriters and developers over the course of his career.
Ken has been the author of Mortgage-Backed Securities: Developments and Trends in the Secondary Market, the leading text on the mortgage-backed securities market, published by West Publications since 1985. He has written extensively on all aspects of real estate law, and his articles have been published in the Record of Congressional Hearings, Legal Times, New York Law Journal, American University Law Review, The Mortgage Banker and other publications.
Ken also lectures on real estate finance at industry forums and seminars, such as the Columbia University Real Estate Development Program and meetings of the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association. Ken frequently is interviewed by the real estate and general press for commentary on industry developments and has been a featured speaker on regional and national news broadcasts, including the Bloomberg Money Show.