Bob Bickford is a partner in the firm’s New York office and chair of the Hospitality practice group. He is currently, and has been a member of the Kelley Drye & Warren Executive Committee from 1992-2011 and 2013- present, and chaired the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group from 1992-2014.
Mr. Bickford focuses his practice on transactions relating to different types of real estate assets throughout the United States, representing both domestic and foreign investors, with a particular focus on hospitality assets.
Represented a NYSE traded REIT in connection with the acquisition of office buildings in New York City, Boston and the VA suburbs of DC in related transactions involving aggregate purchase prices of $588MM.
Represented the owner of the tallest hotel only building in Manhattan in connection with the $300MM refinancing of the mortgage debt on the property. Later represented the same client in connection with $88MM refinancings of the residential and retail condominium units in a west side Manhattan multi-family rental building.
Represented a publicly traded REIT in connection with the sale of the Aon Center in Chicago, a transaction involving a purchase price in excess of $700MM.
Represented a fund advised by a Hartford based fund manager in connection with the $100MM acquisition of a medical office building in Beverly Hills.
Honors & Awards
Selected as one of The Best Lawyers in America© in the Real Estate Law area, 2010-2016.
Selected to be included in the Irish Legal 100, 2011-2015.
Selected as a Leading Attorney by the International Who’s Who of Real Estate Lawyers, 2016.
Listed in New York "Super Lawyers," 2008-2013.