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Commercial Real Estate Financing 2018

Author(s): Alexandra R. Cole, Steven R. Davidson, Joshua Stein
Practice Area: Real Estate
Published: Apr 2018
ISBN: 9781402431074
PLI Item #: 221046
CHB Spine #: N663

Joshua Stein is the sole principal of Joshua Stein PLLC, a boutique commercial real estate law firm that he formed in Midtown Manhattan in 2010 after 20+ years as a partner at a leading global law firm. His practice focuses on acquisitions, development, financing, hotels, leasing (particularly ground leases), and loans. He acts regularly as an expert witness and an arbitrator. He is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, the Anglo American Real Property Institute, and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. Since 1997, he has chaired the Practising Law Institute’s annual two-day seminar on commercial real estate financing. He chaired the New York State Bar Association Real Property Law Section for the year ending in May 2006. He has written five books and 200+ articles on commercial real estate law and practice, many available at His name regularly appears in published lists of leading lawyers, such as the Chambers guides. For several years, International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers has named him to their annual list of the ten “Most Highly Regarded” individual real estate lawyers in the world, and Super Lawyers magazine has identified him as one of the 10 leading attorneys in the New York Metro Area, across all practice areas. He received his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and his law degree from Columbia, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a managing editor of Columbia Law Review.

Steven R. Davidson is a partner in the firm of Dentons US LLP.  He has lectured frequently at continuing legal education programs, including programs sponsored by the Practicing Law Institute, the American Bar Association and the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education.  He is a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys.  He is a past president and current member of the Chicago Mortgage Attorneys Association and a past chair of the Real Property Finance Subcommittee of the Chicago Bar Association.  As a substantial portion of his practice, Steve has represented institutional lenders in a variety of major financing transactions throughout the United States.  Steve is a 1974 graduate of the University of Michigan (A.B. with high honors, Economics) and received his J.D. degree (cum laude, 1977) from Harvard Law School.  He can be reached at (312) 876-8238 or at

Alex Cole focuses her real estate practice in the areas of real estate transactions and development, hospitality, international real estate, project finance and construction law.  She is routinely involved in large real estate acquisitions (hotel, office and retail) and represents all the various parties in the construction and development process.  Some of Alex's past projects include: Park Hyatt Australia, purchase and disposition of The Carlyle in a transaction including the sale of Rosewood Hotels and Resorts and four other hotels, Fairmont Hotel and Canadian Pacific Hotel merger, numerous buildings in Illinois Center, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, The Harold Washington Library, California Plaza in Los Angeles, McCormick Place Expansion and Hotel, Underwater World at Pier 39, Warsaw Financial Center, and the construction and renovation of numerous plants, industrial complexes, hotels, shopping centers and other commercial projects in the United States and Europe.