Ms. Rabia has represented many clients in connection with the acquisition,
financing, development and disposition of office buildings, hotels, resorts, arts venues, multi-use commercial developments, senior living residences and residential developments, including 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.
Ms. Rabia is currently representing the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in its
$13 billion plan to redesign John F. Kennedy International Airport. 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. The approximately $3 billion project will create a new train hall for LIRR and
Amtrak passengers, increasing floor space in the Pennsylvania Station-Farley Complex by
more than 50 percent. Additionally, the building will be home to nearly 700,000 square-feet
of commercial, retail and dining space. For several years, she has represented Shed NYC in
the development of New York’s first arts center of its kind, bridging the High Line and Hudson
Yards, featuring a telescoping shell on rails that will allow the structure to expand or contract
to accommodate performance, visual arts, events and other works. Other recent representative transactions include Silverstein Properties in connection with the formation of a new
investment platform and the first acquisition by such platform of a property in New York;
TPG Capital in its approximately $450 million acquisition of Enlivant (f/k/a Assisted Living
Concepts, Inc.) and its $375 million acquisition of a national portfolio of light industrial properties; Formation Capital, LLC in connection with its $870 million acquisition of substantially all of the U.S. business of Extendicare Inc., a provider of senior care services; and Ares
Management in connection with the workout of distressed debt. Other clients Ms. 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 Morgan Stanley in connection with a potential new headquarters transaction.
Ms. 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, Ms. 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 named in 2017 to the inaugural list of Leading Women Lawyers in New York City by Crain’s New York Business. Ms. Rabia repeatedly has been included in The Best Lawyers in America, was included among Real Estate Forum’s 2016 Women of Influence, has been named in Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America and was named by the New York State Bar Association as a 2015 Empire State Counsel Honoree for performing more than 50 hours of pro bono work during the year.