Debbie Horwitz Named a “Real Estate/Construction Law Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal


Debbie Horwitz

Goulston & Storrs, an Am Law 200 firm, is pleased to announce that Debbie Horwitz, a director and former co-chair of the firm’s Real Estate Group, has been named a “Real Estate/Construction Law Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal (NLJ). Horwitz is known nationallyfor her deep experience developing high-profile mixed-use, multifamily and retail projects – often solving what are first-of-their-kind challenges for both buyers and sellers. She also previously served as co-chair of the firm’s Multifamily Industry Group, and was a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Horwitz was recognized by the NLJ for her ability to help clients find “novel solutions while managing complex, portfolio transactions with multiple stakeholders.” Horwitz helped long-time client Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) create the ownership structure for Assembly Row in Somerville, MA – a highly innovative, mixed-use, smart-growth, transit-oriented project that created a new community where none existed before. Assembly Row has become a paradigm for similar projects nationwide. For client Jonathan Rose Companies, she led the cutting-edge $500 million acquisition of a portfolio of legacy assisted housing developments, including 8,500 residential units in 48 communities across seven states. The transaction was accomplished through a highly complex mix of asset acquisitions, general and/or limited partner interests and cash flow note acquisitions.

Horwitz is active in various industry organizations, such as the National Multifamily Housing Council Advisory Board and the National Multifamily Housing Council Workforce Committee. She has received numerous awards and accolades throughout her career, and is regularly recognized as a top real estate lawyer in the U.S. Horwitz received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Boston University School of Law in 1989 and her B.A., cum laude, from Boston University in 1986.

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