About Jeffrey S. Scharff
For 35 years, Jeff Scharff has helped clients resolve their critical real estate and structured financing issues and close their deals. He handles all aspects of acquisitions, including drafting and negotiating purchase agreements, loan documents (both conventional and tax-exempt bond financing), and partnership agreements with large national equity investors. Over the past 20 years, he has closed more than 150 acquisitions of large multi-family properties (both market rate and affordable), along with billions of dollars of financings and refinancings for one of the largest national multi-family operators. Jeff also represents large New York City-based developers on the financing of major multi-family and mixed-use projects involving bond financing. Jeff also represents owners of senior living facilities on acquisition and financing matters.
Over the course of his career, Jeff has also represented major banks on complex loan work-outs and the disposition of distressed assets during various economic turn-downs, including being a key member of a legal team responsible for the disposition of billions of dollars of assets by a major federal governmental agency.
Decades of experience in real estate transactions and financing
In addition to the acquisition work on multi-family and senior living facilities, Jeff also works regularly on the acquisition and sale of office buildings. He has also represented large national banks and pension funds on construction and permanent lending as well as equity investments, as well as significant experience on commercial leasing matters representing both landlords and tenants on a wide range of leases, including headquarters leases, more traditional office leases and data center leases.
- Real estate financing
- Real estate acquisitions
- Tax-exempt bond financing
- Senior living acquisition and financing
- Restructuring and disposition of distressed assets
- Commercial leasing
- Construction and permanent lending and equity investments
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Presentations and Events
Mortgage Bankers Association of Metropolitan Washington's 32nd Annual Fall Commercial Real Estate Finance Seminar & Networking BreakfastPanelist | Navigating the CMBS Servicing World – Working Through Assumptions and Maturing LoansOctober 2, 2013