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Krista Miniutti
Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Phone: +1-212-455-7651
Fax: +1-212-455-2502

Krista represents private equity firms and portfolio companies in commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures and financings. She has represented clients on a wide range of domestic and international real estate transactions including public-to-private transactions, securitized and mezzanine financings, and portfolio acquisitions. Earlier in her career, Krista served as a Deputy General Counsel and Managing Director at AIG Global Real Estate Investment Corp.

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Work Highlights
  • Blackstone in its $1.2 billion acquisition and financing of Apple REIT Six, a public real estate investment trust, consisting of a portfolio of 66 extended-stay and select-service hotels
  • Blackstone in its $1.9 billion acquisition financing of Motel 6
  • Blackstone in its $770 million purchase from DEXUS Property Group, an Australian public company, of a portfolio of 68 industrial assets in the United States
  • Northwood in its acquisition and financing of The New York Palace Hotel
  • Blackstone in its $217 million purchase of a portfolio of 16 hotel assets from affiliates of Hersha Hospitality Trust together with related mortgage and mezzanine financing
  • Blackstone in connection with the conversion of debt to equity ownership and a subsequent joint venture and mortgage and mezzanine financing relating to an office portfolio in California
Education
  • St. John’s University School of Law, 1996 J.D.
  • University of Scranton, 1993 B.A.
Admissions
  • New York 1998

Krista Miniutti is a Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where she is a member of the Real Estate Department. Krista represents private equity firms and portfolio companies in commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures and financings. She has represented clients on a broad range of domestic and international real estate transactions including public-to-private transactions, securitized and mezzanine financings, and portfolio acquisitions. Krista regularly advises clients on all aspects of their transactions, including coordinating advice from internal and external tax advisors and ERISA and Fund counsel. Krista’s clients include the real estate funds of The Blackstone Group, The Carlyle Group, Northwood Investors and Morgan Stanley.

Krista was previously a Deputy General Counsel and Managing Director for AIG Global Real Estate Investment Corp. where she was responsible for managing and implementing all legal aspects of AIG Global Real Estate Investment Corp.’s alternative funds business with responsibility for 13 private equity and alternative investment vehicles throughout the United States, Mexico, Europe, India and Asia. In that role, Krista provided strategic advice and negotiated transactions relating to the formation and disposition of AIG Global Real Estate fund interests, including co-investment strategies.

Krista received her J.D., cum laude, from St. John’s University in 1996 and her B.A. from the University of Scranton in 1993. Krista was a Counsel at the Firm prior to her election as Partner. She is admitted to practice in New York.

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