Jay Kolmar has over 30 years of experience representing clients in a wide variety of commercial real estate transactions involving all of the traditional real estate product types (office, retail, industrial/warehouse, and multi family). In doing so, he has negotiated, documented and closed transactions valued into the billions of dollars over the course of his career. Jay's valuable perspective and veteran experience allow him to consistently deliver constructive and effectual advise for every transaction in which he is involved. Notably, he provides each client with just the right blend of legal skill and business acumen designed to help his clients achieve their goals and objectives.
A representative sampling of transactions in which Jay has been involved include:
- representing life insurance companies, investment banks and commercial banks in a wide array of financing transactions including fixed and adjustable rate permanent loans, CMBS loans, construction loans, and ground lease financings
- representing investment banks and other investors in providing equity capital to local real estate owner/developers; as well as representing local owners/developers who are the recipients of such equity capital investments
- representing owners/developers in both acquisitions and dispositions of their real estate estate assets
- representing both landlords and tenants in a wide array of leasing transactions, including ground leases, single tenant triple net leases, and space leases
Jay's experience has also involved him in matters attendant to commercial real estate transactions such as environmental issues, partnership/LLC matters, and 1031 exchange transactions
During the course of his career Jay has been a member of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Special Olympics, and an executive member of the Real Estate Committee of the Boy Scouts of America, New York City Council
State of New York
Colgate University, B.S.
Cornell University, J.D.
Yale University Law School - Visiting Scholar Program
American Bar Association