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Mark M. Katz

Mark’s principal areas of focus are commercial real estate matters, joint ventures, transactional work, and finance.
Mark Katz, Chair of Arent Fox

Mark is a member of the firm's Executive Committee and served as Chair of Arent Fox from 2010 - 2021.

Client Work

Mark represents private equity funds, investment banks, and institutional investors in all aspects of their real estate investment and financing activities. He has extensive transactional experience in acquisitions, senior and mezzanine financings, loan workouts and restructurings, joint ventures, and development and disposition of commercial real estate assets throughout the United States.

Among other national clients, Mark has represented Goldman Sachs and its affiliates, AllianceBernstein US Real Estate Partners, The Blackstone Group, Inc., Revolution LLC (an investment vehicle sponsored by Steve Case), The JBG Companies, First Potomac Realty Trust, Marathon Real Estate Opportunity Funds, Union Investment, Edge Principal Advisors, and the Tampa Bay Rays. Recent representations include:

  • Representing AllianceBernstein US Real Estate Partners in a variety of real estate matters, including in the formation of a joint venture and subsequent acquisition and disposition of a several hundred million dollar portfolios of 20 multifamily properties located in 10 different states.
  • Advising Goldman Sachs in connection with their $1.56 billion acquisition and financing of multifamily assets from EQR; the development of the new Bank of America headquarters building in Charlotte, North Carolina; numerous senior housing and single and multistate portfolio acquisitions of multifamily properties totaling over $1 billion; and a portfolio sale of four multifamily properties with purchase price proceeds in excess of $100 million.
  • Representing Revolution LLC in connection with the sale of a controlling interest in Arizona's Miraval Resort & Spa to KSL Capital Partners LLC.

Previous Work

Immediately following graduation from law school, Mark served as a law clerk to the Honorable Murray M. Schwartz, United States District Judge for the District of Delaware, and the Honorable Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr., United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Professional Activities

An active member of the real estate community, Mark serves on the board of the Washington Housing Conservancy, a nonprofit that works to preserve affordable workforce housing and combat displacement. He is also a member of the Urban Land Institute and the Commercial and Retail Development Council, and is a Trustee of the Federal City Council, Washington, DC.

In 2020, Mark helped launch Arent Fox’s Center for Racial Equality, an organization dedicated to advancing racial justice by using legal, policy, and advocacy tools to help create a more fair and equitable society.

Publications, Presentations & Recognitions

  • Mark has been recognized as a leading real estate lawyer in Washington, DC, by Chambers USA since 2009 and as a leading real estate lawyer by Legal 500 since 2011. In December 2013, 2015, and 2017, Washingtonian magazine named Mark a “top lawyer” in real estate in its biennial guide to the capital area’s “Best Lawyers.”