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				Stewart
				S.
				John

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TEL: 201-525-6336 / MOBILE: 201-723-0425 / FAX: 201-678-6336 / jstewart@coleschotz.comLegal Practice Assistant: Wendy Zuppa TEL: 201-489-3000, ext. 5002 wzuppa@coleschotz.com 

John S. Stewart is member of the firm in the Real Estate Department, Construction Services Group and the Real Estate Special Opportunities Group. John counsels investors, owners, lenders, real estate equity and opportunity funds and tenants in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions. His practice is national in scope and encompasses a broad range of transactions, with particular emphasis on financings, dispositions, acquisitions and development. His professional focus also includes the acquisition and disposition of distressed debt; construction of commercial, retail and industrial properties; mezzanine and preferred equity financings; and joint ventures.

John has represented clients in an array of real estate transactions, including:

  • A developer in the acquisition of property in Newark, N.J. for development of a 60,000-square-foot medical research facility;
  • A real estate opportunity fund in the acquisition of debt and financing of two condominium buildings located at 20 Henry Street, Brooklyn, N.Y.;
  • A real estate opportunity fund in the acquisition of debt and financing of a premier hotel resort and golf course in Aventura, Fla.;
  • A real estate opportunity fund in the acquisition and financing of two office buildings located on West 17th Street, New York;
  • A private developer in the sale of a $29 million residential condominium project located in Yorktown, N.Y.;
  • A private developer in the acquisition and financing of a ground lease and an 86,000-square-foot mixed-use commercial building consisting of ground floor retail and 164 apartments located on West 34th Street, New York;
  • An investment fund in the acquisition of distressed debt and financing of 40,000-square-foot office building located at 83 South Street, Freehold, N.J.;
  • An investment fund in the acquisition of distressed debt and financing of a 114-unit residential development in Franklin, N.J.;
  • An investment fund in the acquisition of distressed debt and the origination of senior and subordinated debt with respect to property in New York;
  • A real estate opportunity fund in the acquisition and financing of property located on East 13th Street, New York;
  • A real estate opportunity fund in the acquisition of debt and financing of a partially constructed 63-unit condominium development located in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, N.Y.;
  • A real estate fund in the acquisition of distressed debt and the foreclosure acquisition of industrial building and developable land in Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh, P.A..;
  • An owner of a manufacturing business in the acquisition and financing, including SBA bonds and a construction loan, of a 50,000-square-foot industrial and warehouse building in Clifton, N.J.; and
  • A private developer in the acquisition and financing of Kettering Tower, a 485,000-square-foot office building located in Dayton, Ohio.

John is consistently awarded high marks for the quality of his legal work and practical advice and has garnered professional accolades from clients. He has been a speaker and moderator at several public forums on real estate development.

John earned his B.A. from the University of Rochester and his J.D. from the University of Syracuse School of Law.

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Education

Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 1996

University of Rochester, B.A., with special achievements in Finance & International Relations, 1992

Bar & Court Admissions

New York, 1998Florida, 1998New Jersey, 2006
 

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