Kimberly Lucas advises clients on all aspects of commercial real estate in both equity and debt transactions.

Ms. Lucas leverages her comprehensive understanding of market norms and extensive experience across asset classes to guide global private equity funds and their portfolio companies, investment funds, real estate investment trusts (REITs), and institutional lenders on:

  • Joint ventures, preferred equity structures, and equity investments
  • Asset and entity-level acquisitions and dispositions across all asset classes
  • Single-asset and portfolio mortgage and mezzanine loan originations and restructurings, including syndicated lending transactions and commercial mortgage-backed securities
  • Development projects
  • Construction financings and sale leaseback transactions secured by both single assets and multiple property portfolios
  • Workouts, restructurings, and distressed and performing loan sales

She takes a pragmatic approach to helping clients navigate their most sophisticated transactions and devises creative solutions to help them achieve their commercial objectives in unprecedented situations.

Ms. Lucas maintains an active pro bono practice, including representing clients in asylum cases and Violence Against Women Act petitions in partnership with Sanctuary for Families, the Whitman Walker Clinic, Immigration Equality, New York Legal Assistance Group, and Human Rights First.

A recognized firm leader, she has served on Latham’s Ethics Committee.

Ms. Lucas’ experience includes representing:

Multifamily Properties

  • A multifamily investment firm in acquiring and financing a multifamily property in the Atlanta metro area
  • A global private equity firm in negotiating a joint venture to develop a large multifamily building in South Florida

Office Space and Retail

  • A global investment manager in negotiating two platform joint ventures with separate operators to acquire and operate retail shopping centers and single-family residential properties, respectively
  • Brookfield Asset Management in acquiring and financing a portfolio of 12 office properties in the greater Washington, D.C., area from Washington Real Estate Investment Trust

Healthcare and Life Sciences Facilities

  • A global private equity markets firm in a platform joint venture with a developer and operator of medical offices and healthcare facilities
  • A large healthcare and life sciences REIT in a joint venture to develop two life sciences campuses in the Bay Area

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • New York


  • JD, Harvard Law School, 2011
    cum laude
  • BA, Swarthmore College, 2003