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
Mr. Bickford was selected in 2010-2017 for inclusion in the Real Estate Law area as one of The Best Lawyers in America©. A description of the selection methodology can be found at www.bestlawyers.com/about/MethodologyBasic.aspx.
He was selected for inclusion for 2011-2015 in the Irish Legal 100. A description of the selection methodology can be found at www.irishlegal100.com/.
He was selected as a Leading Attorney by the International Who’s Who of Real Estate Lawyers in 2016. A description of the selection methodology can be found at http://whoswholegal.com/wwl100/methodology.
He was selected for inclusion in the 2008-2013 New York “Super Lawyers” lists, issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html.
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