Lisa Brill


Lisa is Global Co-Head of Real Estate and a member of the Board.

She has significant experience in real estate acquisitions and dispositions, joint venture formations and financing transactions and has worked extensively representing both institutional investors and real estate operating companies in the investment, ownership and development of real estate.

Lisa also represents lenders in different types of financing transactions, including mezzanine loans, construction loans, mortgage loans and hotel financings. Lisa represents corporate, private equity, financial institution clients including Citi Community Capital, GTIS Partners, Strategic Capital and AllianceBernstein.


Representative matters

Gulf-based investor in connection with the $167.1 million acquisition of Hilton Homewood Suites at 312 West 37th Street in New York City; the acquisition of 1025 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW, a Class A office building, in the Georgetown section of Washington D.C.; the $38.5 million acquisition of 311 Summer Street, an iconic brick-and-beam office building in Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood. 

Citi Community Capital in connection with the Canyon Multifamily Impact Fund, a US$800 million fund focused on multifamily workforce housing in underserved communities across the United States; The New York Affordable Housing Preservation Fund II, a US$150 million fund to invest in affordable housing in the New York metropolitan area; The Communities at Work Fund, a US$200 million fund to help fuel small business lending in low-wealth and low-income U.S. communities. 

GTIS Partners in connection with a co-investment vehicle to invest in a joint venture with SR Capital to construct a luxury condominium development in New York City; two joint ventures to develop and construct luxury residential condominiums in Miami, Florida and two joint ventures to develop luxury condominiums in New York, New York; in a joint venture with 643 Capital Management in connection with the launch of StreetLane Homes, an integrated single-family home rental investment and management company. 

A sovereign wealth fund with respect to the acquisition of a 49 percent share in the fee interest to One New York Plaza in New York City.

Strategic Capital on the purchase of 75 Park Lane and 2 Shore Drive North, two residential development sites totaling 1.85 acres along the Hudson River waterfront in Jersey City, New Jersey; the purchase of Hudson Park, a multi-family residential community with retail overlooking the Hudson River in downtown Yonkers, NY, together with a development parcel for the construction of Hudson Park River Club, a 23-story, 213-unit apartment building.

A lender in connection with a $90 million loan issuance in relation to 1500 Wilson Blvd., a large commercial and retail space in Arlington, Virginia; a $42 million acquisition and renovation loan secured by an office property located at 333 Johnson Street in Brooklyn, New York; a $20 million loan to Savanna, a New York City-based real estate private equity firm and asset management company, to finance the acquisition and development of retail and office building located in Brooklyn, New York; a $12.5 million mortgage loan secured by multiple mixed-use properties in Minneapolis, Minnesota; an acquisition and renovation loan secured by Sea-Tac Marriot in Seattle, Washington.



Published Work

  • Lisa has written publications in The Real Estate Finance Journal and Real Estate Finance & Investment and has been involved in a number of speaking engagements at seminars and conferences on various real estate subjects.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Member, New York City Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, CRE Finance Council
  • Board Member, City Bar Justice Center
  • Member, WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate
Lisa Brill is a terrific lawyer and exemplifies what one looks for in counsel that is committed, available and responsive. She is the best.
Client testimonial, Legal 500, 2023
Lisa Brill is a terrific real estate lawyer and advisor. Lisa is completely dedicated to her clients and provides exemplary service.
Client testimonial, Legal 500, 2022


  • Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Women in Business Law Award, 2018
  • Rising Star, Portfolio Media, Inc.’s Real Estate Law360
  • Leading practitioner in the field, Chambers USA, 2018 - 2023



New York, 2001


A.B., magna cum laude, Bowdoin College, 1995
J.D., cum laude, Georgetown University, 1999
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.