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Jennifer M. Kiely

Member / Chair, Real Estate Practice

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Jennifer chairs the firm’s Real Estate Practice. She has handled acquisitions, dispositions, and financings of office, industrial, and multifamily properties across the continental United States. Jennifer’s experience includes handling complex joint venture structures and transfers of equity interests. She frequently represents real estate funds and other real estate entities as seller and buyer of commercial real estate properties, and also represents the interests of the owners of those properties. Jennifer also has extensive experience counseling real estate borrowers in obtaining and refinancing loans on diverse properties.

Jennifer is Chair of the Firm's Real Estate Practice. Jennifer represents clients in connection with all aspects of acquisitions, dispositions, and financings of office, industrial and multifamily properties throughout the continental United States. Her experience includes handling complex joint venture structures and transfers of equity interests.

Jennifer frequently represents real estate funds and other real estate entities as seller and buyer of commercial real estate properties and also of the interests in the owners of those properties. She also has extensive experience counseling real estate borrowers in obtaining and refinancing loans on diverse properties, opposite CMBS, bank, and insurance lenders.

Education

  • Boston University School of Law (JD)
  • Harvard University (BA, Sociology)

Experience

  • Represented a private real estate investment firm in the acquisition of membership interests in an entity owning an office tower in New York valued at $350 million.
  • Represented a private real estate investment firm in the acquisition of membership interests in an entity owning an office and retail tower in New York valued at $425 million and related joint venture documentation.
  • Represented a private real estate investment firm in the acquisition of membership interests in an entity owning an office property valued at $110 million in California and related joint venture documentation.
  • Represented a private real estate firm in the sale of an office tower in valued at $350 million.
  • Represented a private real estate investment firm in the sale of property in Washington, DC valued at $213 million.
  • Represented a private real estate investment firm in the sale of property in Boston, Massachusetts valued at $562 million.
  • Represented a client in a $1.6 billion acquisition of a highly diversified portfolio of 256 primarily light industrial assets comprising over 30 million square feet across 16 major U.S. markets.
  • Represented a client in $111 million CMBS loan in connection with the refinancing of a 9 property portfolio located in the Western and Midwestern United States.
  • Represented a value add fund in a $27 million acquisition of a 7 property industrial portfolio located in Missouri.
  • Represented a value add fund in an $86 million sale of an office property located in Houston, Texas.
  • Represented a value add fund as borrower in connection with a $42 million Fannie Mae loan to refinance a multi-family apartment community located in Phoenix, Arizona.

Recognition & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America: Real Estate Law (2018 – 2020)

Involvement

  • Member, United Way Real Estate Breakfast Committee
  • Member, Real Estate Finance Association Annual Events Committee
  • Member, Harvard Real Estate Alumni Organization

Recent Insights

News & Press

News & Press

Mintz Member Jennifer Kiely featured in Law360’s recent publication of the lawyers who made partner or were promoted to leadership positions in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Mintz is pleased to announce that Jennifer Kiely has been named Co-Head of the firm’s Real Estate Section. Ms. Kiely is a Member of the firm based in the Boston office, representing clients in complex real estate matters.
Best Lawyers named 85 Mintz attorneys to its 2018 list of The Best Lawyers in America. In addition, Mintz attorneys Matthew J. Gardella and Samuel M. Tony Starr were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas.