Ellen Sinreich is a deeply experienced real estate attorney sought after by clients for her unique blend of legal, real estate, entrepreneurial and sustainability expertise. Simon Property Group, Related, PaineWebber, Dreyfus Corporation, FDIC, NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority, The Pyramid Companies and Footlocker, among others, have turned to Ellen to structure, negotiate, document and close over $15 billion of transactions throughout the United States.
After receiving top honors at Columbia Law School and practicing law at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York City, Ellen founded Sinreich & Associates, a real estate law firm with a national scope. At Sinreich & Associates, Ellen and her team of attorneys assisted public and private sector clients in connection with the acquisition, development, leasing, financing and disposition of real estate.
After a decade at the helm of Sinreich & Associates, Ellen focused her formidable talents on a new challenge, building a real estate operating company. As a senior executive and general counsel at DLC Management Corp., Ellen was instrumental in DLC’s growth from 25 properties to over 100. While at DLC, Ellen recognized that the need to implement climate change solutions would transform the real estate industry. Thus a new call to action propelled Ellen to achieve LEED Accredited Professional status and develop tools to enable the real estate industry to green the built environment.
Armed with the skills and experience gained at DLC and as a LEED AP, Ellen continues to represent clients on a national basis with their real estate transactional needs as the Managing Principal of The Sinreich Group. Her considerable legal and real estate know-how is enhanced by an in-depth understanding of how to reposition real estate assets and companies to improve triple bottom line results, public-private partnerships, green building strategies, regulatory compliance and risk mitigation.
Ellen was honored in 2014 as a Pioneering Woman in Real Estate and has lectured at the Wharton School of Business, Georgetown Law School, Columbia University, New York University and the New York City Bar Association. She is a member of the Urban Land Institute’s New York Program Committee and National Entertainment Development Council, the International Council of Shopping Center’s Environmental Committee and the New York City Bar Association. In addition, Ellen was on the faculty of New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate and created and chaired the Practising Law Institute’s Green Real Estate Summit. A prolific writer and thought leader, Ellen has published numerous articles and white papers on a variety of legal and real estate topics.