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Amy Rifkind


Arnold & Porter

Title: Partner

Former member of the DC Appleseed Center for Law and Justice Board of Directors

Co-author of "DC Council's Comprehensive Response to COVID-19: Key Provisions for the Real Estate Community"

Amy Rifkind is co-chair of the firm’s real estate practice. She has a broad commercial real estate practice, with a particular focus on public-private partnerships (federal and local) and real estate development. She regularly handles purchases, dispositions, leases, ground leases and build-to-suits as well as loans for developers, nonprofit organizations and corporations.

Rifkind also handles transactions for pro bono clients, including several DC charter schools and nonprofit organizations.

Selected Representative Transactions

  • Washington DC-based developer in the acquisition of multiple sites in SE Washington, DC, near the baseball stadium, the sale of a commercial property on H Street in NE Washington, DC and the sale of multiple residential buildings in Washington, DC.
  • New York-based real estate fund with respect to a variety of projects including (i) the acquisition of 20 buildings and land for redevelopment in Tysons Corner, VA (ii) the sale of a portion of the recently acquired Tysons Corner portfolio, (iii) a joint venture for the development of an apartment complex in Silver Spring, MD.
  • Developer of the 575,000 square foot National Cancer Institute building in Rockville, MD and the bond financing for the project.
  • Owner in negotiating a multi-building complex of approximately 900,000 square feet in Alexandria, VA lease extensions in connection with BRAC relocations.
  • Real estate investment company in multiple loans including a $655-million loan secured by 260 properties in 38 states and a $620-million loan secured by 82 properties in 40 states.
  • Major financial institution in its joint venture with a third-party investor and the acquisition of a senior loan participation related to a defaulted construction loan.

These are some of the reasons we named Rifkind to our Washington, DC 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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About Lisa McDuffie

Lisa McDuffie arrives at ConnectCRE via REALTOR® world, where she served for nearly two decades as communications director for one of the nation’s largest REALTOR® organizations. She supported two membership-elected presidents who were commercial real estate practitioners, and managed the communications initiatives of the organization’s commercial special interest group. When not following the latest commercial real estate news, Lisa is zeroed in on her charismatic off-the-track thoroughbred as she makes the transition from an utterly failed racehorse to a lovely show hunter.