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Kris Ferranti

Kris Ferranti


Kris Ferranti

Kris Ferranti has extensive experience representing a diverse range of clients, including financial institutions, sovereign wealth funds, investment funds, family offices, and individual and institutional investors and developers in complex commercial real estate transactions.

His experience spans real estate acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, development projects, foreign investment, financings, ground and space leasing, real estate fund and co-investment formation, and LP investments into funds.

Kris has experience advising:

  • a prominent European commercial real estate company on its US$25 billion acquisition of a significant real estate corporation. The transaction was labeled at the time as the largest retail real estate acquisition in history by a major financial news outlet.
  • a well-known real estate investment trust in its leasing of more than 2.6 million square feet to a multinational financial services corporation. The transaction was perceived at the time as the largest lease transaction of its kind in New York City history.
  • in connection with the joint venture acquisition of a portfolio of 48 US multifamily properties for US$1.75 billion.
  • in connection with the US$1.67 billion construction financing of a multimillion-square-foot entertainment, dining, and shopping complex in a region of northern New Jersey.
  • in connection with the $1.4-billion acquisition of an iconic trophy office building in New York City.
  • in connection with the acquisition of 4.5 million mineral acres and 1 million fee surface acres for about US$1.3 billion.
  • a governmental investment fund in a series of US real estate transactions involving the acquisition of logistics facilities for a purchase price across all acquisitions of US$8.89 billion.
  • state owned or controlled companies around the world in connection with their investments in real estate assets of all class types across the United States.

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Career and qualifications

  • Hofstra University (BBA) 2006
  • New York Law School (JD) 2009
  • Admitted as Attorney-at-Law in New York 2010
  • Joined Clifford Chance as Partner 2023

Awards and citations

  • Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL), which is the premier organization of U.S. real estate lawyers and admission is by invitation only after a rigorous screening process.
  • Bloomberg Law, They’ve Got Next
    The 40 Under 40” honouree 2022
  • GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum, "Influencer in Commercial Real Estate Technology" honouree (2022)
  • GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum,
    50 Under 40 honoree 2021
  • Crain's New York Business,
    Rising Star in Real Estate 2020
  • Portfolio Media, Inc.’s Law360,
    Rising Star 2018