Cited by Law360 as one of four “Rising Stars” for his “proactive approach to complicated real estate transactions,” Erik Quarfordt focuses primarily on representing private equity firms in commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures and financings. His clients include Blackstone, Hilton and Brixmor.
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- Representation of Blackstone in its $9.4 billion acquisition of the U.S. shopping mall business now known as Brixmor Property Group
- Representation of Hilton in a $3.5 billion mortgage financing covering 23 owned hotels
- Representation of Blackstone in its $1.3 billion joint venture acquisition with Emeritus and Columbia Pacific Advisors of a majority interest in a portfolio of 149 senior living properties from Sunwest Management and the subsequent $1.79 billion sale to HCP and Emeritus
- Representation of Hilton in a $525 million mortgage financing of the Waldorf Astoria hotel in NYC
- Representation of Blackstone in its $1.43 billion acquisition of 46 U.S. retail shopping centers from EDT Retail Trust and the subsequent sale of 32 shopping centers to DDR for $1.4 billion
University of Texas School of Law, 2000 J.D.
graduated with Honors; member of University of Texas Law Review
Rice University, 1997 B.A.
Erik Quarfordt is a Partner in the Firm’s Real Estate Department. His practice focuses primarily on representing private equity firms in commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures and financings.
Erik was recently named a “Rising Star” by Law360 for real estate, highlighting his representation of major players in the industry and private equity firms in their real estate transactions.
Erik joined Simpson Thacher in 2000. He received his J.D. from University of Texas School of Law in 2000, where he graduated with honors and was a member of the Texas Law Review. He received his B.A. from Rice University, cum laude, in 1997.