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. In 20 years, he has closed acquisitions totaling almost $20 billion 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.

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. Jeff has also handled restructuring and disposition of distressed assets (mortgage loans, mezzanine loans, asset-backed securities and other asset types), including representing the Resolution Trust Corporation, lenders, underwriters and developers over the course of his career. 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.

Practice Focus

  • 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

Presentations and Events

  • Mortgage Bankers Association of Metropolitan Washington's 32nd Annual Fall Commercial Real Estate Finance Seminar & Networking Breakfast
    Panelist | Navigating the CMBS Servicing World – Working Through Assumptions and Maturing Loans
    October 2, 2013