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Whitney W. Salinas
Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Phone: +1-212-455-7487
Fax: +1-212-455-2502

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 transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, public-to-private transactions, joint ventures and real estate financings (including agency, securitized and mezzanine financings). Whitney was recently recognized as a Law360 “Rising Star” in Real Estate, and named “Best in Real Estate” at Euromoney’s “Americas Rising Stars” awards. 

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Work Highlights
  • Blackstone in connection with:
    • its $7.6 billion acquisition of Gramercy Property Trust
    • its $23 billion acquisition of real estate assets from GE Capital
    • its $6 billion acquisition of Strategic Hotels and Resorts Inc.
    • its $1.3 billion acquisition of Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower)
    • its entry into an agreement to form a joint venture with Hilton Grand Vacations to purchase Elara, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club 
  • Centerbridge Partners in its $850 million mortgage and mezzanine financing of a portfolio of mobile home parks
  • Carlyle in the $1.3 billion sale of 650 Madison Avenue in New York City
  • KKR in the formation of several joint ventures to acquire individual hotels
Accolades
  • 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 transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, public-to-private transactions, joint ventures and real estate financings (including agency, securitized and mezzanine financings).

Whitney was 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 have included representing:

  • Blackstone in connection with:
    • its $7.6 billion acquisition of Gramercy Property Trust
    • its $23 billion acquisition of real estate assets from GE Capital
    • its $6 billion acquisition of Strategic Hotels and Resorts Inc.
    • its $1.3 billion acquisition of Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower)
    • its entry into an agreement to form a joint venture with Hilton Grand Vacations to purchase Elara, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club 
  • Centerbridge Partners in its $850 million mortgage and mezzanine financing of a portfolio of mobile home parks
  • Carlyle in the $1.3 billion sale of 650 Madison Avenue in New York City
  • KKR in the formation of several joint ventures to acquire individual hotels

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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