Sara Saylor Ho

Sara S. Ho represents clients in a wide range of real estate matters, including joint ventures, financings, investment sales and acquisitions, secondary market debt acquisitions/dispositions, developments, leasing, loan workouts, public/private projects and real estate-related litigation matters.

Work Highlights

  • Blackstone Group in the acquisition of The Shops at SkyView Center in Flushing, Queens.
  • JDS Development in the acquisition, joint venturing, financing and development of the mixed-use Steinway project, located at 105-111 West 57th Street in Manhattan, and numerous other purchases in New York City.
  • The Related Companies in the equity joint venturing of a 1,200-acre master development community in Tuxedo, New York, and the joint venture development of a $200 million mixed-use residential project at 909 Half Street in Washington, D.C.
  • Bridge Investment Group in the development of a premiere hotel and casino resort being built on the island of Tinian in the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
  • Boston Properties in leases involving 250 West 55th Street and 399 Park in Manhattan.
  • Starwood Capital Group in the acquisition and participation of mezzanine debt, and the acquisition, as mezzanine lender, of senior debt in default. 
  • Bank of China as co-lender in the $161 million mortgage refinancing of four Class A office buildings situated along the Potomac River waterfront in Alexandria, Virginia.
  • The Related Companies/Oxford Properties in the one million-square-foot retail project at Hudson Yards, including the 250,000-square-foot lease to anchor tenant Neiman Marcus.
  • Boston Properties in leases involving 250 West 55th Street and 399 Park in Manhattan.
  • WeWork in various leases throughout the United States.
  • Extell Development in transactions involving the Gem Tower in Manhattan and the general representation of the Gem Tower's commercial condominium board.
  • Africa-Israel USA and Five Mile Capital Partners in the sale of a retail condominium located at the historic Times Square Building at 229 W. 43rd Street in Manhattan.
  • Turnbridge Equities in the acquisition, joint venturing and development of commercial properties throughout the United States.
  • Deutsche Bank in mezzanine and mortgage secured financings throughout the United States.
  • Extell Development in transactions involving the Gem Tower in Manhattan and the general representation of the Gem Tower's commercial condominium board.
  • Africa-Israel USA and Five Mile Capital Partners in the sale of a retail condominium located at the historic Times Square Building at 229 W. 43rd Street in Manhattan.
  • Turnbridge Equities in the acquisition, joint venturing and development of commercial properties throughout the United States.
  • Deutsche Bank in mezzanine and mortgage secured financings throughout the United States.
  • Extell Development Company in the triple net/long-term ground leasing of four commercial properties that are part of the “Ring Portfolio” in Manhattan.
  • The Related Companies in the repositioning and refinancing of the Cityplace retail project in West Palm Beach, Florida.
  • JDS Development in the equity investment and joint venture arrangements, as well as the financing and refinancing of certain residential condominium developments in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Walter & Samuels in the acquisition of various properties in New York City for prospective re-development.
  • Douglas Elliman in various office leases in New York City.
  • MidAtlantic Realty Partners in the acquisition, financing and later disposition of an office condominium within a multi-purpose condominium tower in Manhattan.
  • A South African entity in the acquisition of a property in Manhattan to serve as the South African Consulate to the United Nations, as well as the various entity formations and joint venture work..
  • A major developer in the bidding for and negotiation of a deal with EDNYC for the redevelopment of the Brooklyn Navy Yards.
  • Costco in the ground leasing and acquisition of various locations in the Northeast and the development thereof through opening of such locations.
  • EDNYC in the disposition of various New York City assets to developers.
  • The Related Companies in the bidding on and negotiating of certain lease back arrangements to sellers for large parcels of land in Brooklyn for future development. 
  • US Realty in acquiring the fee interest of ground leases to various operations such as telephone companies and hotels, as well as the financing of the project.
  • Slate Properties in a work-out of partnership disputes at certain properties under development.
  • East End Capital in the acquisition, financing and eventual redevelopment of the Landmark Sunshine Theater in Manhattan.
  • Triangle Capital Group in the redemption of its joint venture ownership of a major tropical hotel.
  • MSD Partners and Slate Property Group in the inventory financing of high-end residential condominiums in New York City.
  • First Union Baptist Church in a settlement of a foreclosure and later development of the property with a local Bronx developer.
  • The Catholic Church in the ground leasing of certain property in New York.
  • Delshah Capital in the acquisition of a property in Brooklyn, New York, from a joint venture with a 501(c)(3) company, and obtaining construction financing for the development of a high-end residential project.
  • Turnbridge Equities in the acquisition of a large commercial and industrial property in Newark, New Jersey, formerly the site of the Ballentine Brewery.
  • A private family in settling disputes over the ownership of three large office buildings in Manhattan, and the reorganization of ownership and financing involved.