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Vered Rabia


Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Clients have included Empire State Development, Brookfield Properties and Qatar Investment Authority

Represents the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on redevelopment of JFK Airport

Remains active in pro bono work

Vered Rabia joined Skadden in 1998 and is active in representing clients in all areas of the firm’s real estate practice, including acquisitions, dispositions, developments, financings, restructurings, partnerships and joint ventures, lodging and restaurant development, and real estate debt and equity fund formations.

Rabia’s clients have included Empire State Development, Brookfield Property Partners, Qatar Investment Authority, Shed NYC, TPG Capital, Formation Capital, RREEF America, ARES Management, Silverstein Properties, André Balazs, Ian Schrager and the Estate of Leona M. Helmsley.

Currently she represents the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in its $13-billion plan to redesign John F. Kennedy International Airport and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in the redevelopment of Penn Station. In addition, Ms. Rabia is representing Moynihan Station Development Corp. and Empire State Development in connection with the redevelopment of the Farley Post Office building, which will have a resounding impact on the residents of New York along with hundreds of thousands of daily commuters. T

Other clients Rabia has advised include Alexandria Real Estate in its ground lease from the city of New York for the development of the East River Science Park, the first private bioscience project in New York City; and Starwood Capital Group in connection with the sale of the Houston Hyatt.

Rabia also represents numerous funds in connection with their formation, capital raising, subscription financing and restructurings, including Ares Management (formerly known as AREA Property Partners), RREEF America and BlackRock Realty, and advises major lending institutions, including Deutsche Bank and Fortress Investments, and borrowers in the origination of mortgage loans, securitized real estate loans, mezzanine loans, construction loans and unsecured revolving credit facilities.

In addition, Rabia continues to be active in pro bono work, representing nonprofit Dream (f/k/a Harlem RBI) in developing a new high school building and Covenant House in the sale of property in New York. She was selected for inclusion in Chambers USA 2020, was named a 2020 Real Estate MVP by Law360 and was named in 2017 to the inaugural list of Leading Women Lawyers in New York City by Crain’s New York Business.

These are some of the reasons that we named Rabia to our New York & Tri-State grouping of Lawyers in Real Estate. These are real estate attorneys who have distinguished themselves in both their practice and the larger community. 


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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).