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Whitney W. Salinas
 

Whitney W. Salinas

Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Whitney Salinas is a Partner in the Firm’s Real Estate Department. She regularly represents private equity firms and portfolio companies on a broad range of commercial real estate financing transactions (including CMBS, balance sheet, mezzanine, agency and construction financings) across a variety of asset classes (including industrial, hospitality, office, data center, studio, life-science, retail, self-storage and manufactured homes). Whitney is ranked as a next generation partner by The Legal 500 and was recently recognized as a Law360 “Rising Star” in Real Estate.

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Work Highlights
  • Blackstone in connection with:
    • Over $25 billion of CMBS financings in 2021
    • CMBS and balance sheet financing in connection with its acquisition of QTS Realty Trust valued at $10 billion
    • Multiple CMBS and balance sheet loans in connection with its $7.6 billion acquisition of Gramercy Property Trust
    • Financing in connection with its $6 billion acquisition of Strategic Hotels and Resorts Inc.
    • CMBS financing in connection with its $6 billion acquisition with Starwood Capital Group of Extended Stay America
    • CMBS financing in connection with its $3.1 billion acquisition of WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust
  • Motel 6 in several CMBS financings of its U.S. assets
  • Great Wolf Resorts in the almost $2 billion refinancing of Great Wolf Resorts properties
  • LBA Realty in connection with approximately $600 million of CMBS and balance sheet loans secured by industrial assets
  • Centerbridge Partners in its $850 million mortgage and mezzanine financing of a portfolio of mobile home parks
Accolades
  • The Legal 500 2021 “Next Generation Partner” in Real Estate
  • Euromoney 2019 “Americas Rising Stars - Best in Real Estate”
  • Law360 2019 "Rising Star" in Real Estate
Education
  • Georgetown University Law Center, 2009 J.D.
    cum laude
  • Northwestern University, 2006 B.A.
Admissions
  • New York 2010

Whitney Salinas is a Partner in the Firm’s Real Estate Department. She regularly represents private equity firms and portfolio companies on a broad range of commercial real estate financing transactions (including CMBS, balance sheet, mezzanine, agency and construction financings) across a variety of asset classes (including industrial, hospitality, office, data center, studio, life-science, retail, self-storage and manufactured homes).

Whitney is ranked as a next generation partner by The Legal 500. Whitney was also recently named “Best in Real Estate” at Euromoney’s “Americas Rising Stars” awards and her work representing Blackstone in its $7.6 billion acquisition of Gramercy Property Trust was celebrated as a “Deal of the Year.” She was also recognized as a Law360 “Rising Star” in Real Estate for 2019.

Whitney’s recent transactions include:

  • Representing Blackstone in connection with:
    • Over $25 billion of CMBS financings in 2021
    • CMBS and balance sheet financing in connection with its acquisition of QTS Realty Trust valued at $10 billion
    • Multiple CMBS and balance sheet loans in connection with its $7.6 billion acquisition of Gramercy Property Trust
    • Financing in connection with its $6 billion acquisition of Strategic Hotels and Resorts Inc.
    • CMBS financing in connection with its $6 billion acquisition with Starwood Capital Group of Extended Stay America
    • CMBS financing in connection with its $3.1 billion acquisition of WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust
  • Representing Motel 6 in several CMBS financings of its U.S. assets
  • Representing Great Wolf Resorts in the almost $2 billion refinancing of Great Wolf Resorts properties
  • Representing LBA Realty in connection with approximately $600 million of CMBS and balance sheet loans secured by industrial assets
  • Representing Centerbridge Partners in its $850 million mortgage and mezzanine financing of a portfolio of mobile home parks

Whitney received her J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center in 2009 and her B.A. from Northwestern University in 2006.

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