California Dealmaker 2009September, 2009 – Article
For real estate attorney Steven J. Lurie, strong client relationships are the key to dealmaking success. “I’m very fortunate to have long-standing clients who’ve remained active in this economy,” Lurie said. “I think it’s because of these long-standing relationships that I’m still the person they call.” In the past year, Lurie was involved in some $1 billion worth of real estate transactions.
Among the deals, he represented the buyers in what are believed to be the largest real estate deals in the state in their respective categories during this timeframe: Transpacifi c Development’s $73 million purchase of the 270,000-square-foot One and Three Premier Place in Irvine and JS Rosenfeld’s $65 million purchase and related acquisition fi nancing of the 173,000-square-foot Larkspur Landing Shopping Center in Marin. Lurie also represented Richard Sperber and Richard Weintraub in the acquisition, financing, development and leasing of the 32,000-square-foot Malibu Lumber Yard in Malibu.