Jeffrey Meltzer

Jeffrey Meltzer


Jeffrey Meltzer has a broad range of commercial real estate experience and focuses his practice on the acquisition, disposition, financing and leasing of commercial properties throughout the United States, including shopping centers, office/industrial buildings, manufacturing facilities and vacant land for development, in both single-asset and portfolio transactions. He represents institutional lenders in the origination of commercial mortgage loans for securitization in the capital markets, and is experienced with various asset types, including retail, office, hotel, multifamily and industrial properties.  He also represents both landlords and tenants in commercial lease transactions involving retail shopping centers, office and industrial buildings, with a particular emphasis on retail space in the NY/NJ metropolitan area.

Prior to joining Sills Cummis & Gross in 2005, Mr. Meltzer was affiliated with Hahn & Hessen in New York City where he represented major financial institutions in a variety of real estate and commercial finance matters. 

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Representative Matters

  • Counsel for numerous lenders and borrowers in CMBS and conventional mortgage financings
  • Counsel for New York City-based real estate fund in bridge loan and mezzanine loan financings, as well as preferred equity investments

  • Represented developer of apartment complex in Bergen County, New Jersey in $52,000,000 refinance of mortgage loan purchased by Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (“Freddie Mac”)

  • Represented national insurance company in $104,000,000 purchase of a portfolio of seven grocery-anchored shopping centers located in Central Pennsylvania involving the assumption of securitized mortgage debt

  • Represented real estate investment company in $62,500,000 sale of Somerset Financial Center in Bedminster, New Jersey

  • Represented developer in $28,000,000 purchase of low income housing apartment building in Newark, New Jersey with preferred equity investment from institutional investor

  • Represented developer in $16,510,000 purchase of former Verizon building located in Newark, New Jersey to be redeveloped into a mixed use residential building

  • Represented asset manager in $32,250,000 sale of retail shopping center in Easton, Pennsylvania

  • Represented REIT in $15,760,000 acquisition of office building in Princeton, New Jersey

  • Represented regional developer in $12,950,000 sale of office buildings located in Middlesex County, New Jersey involving defeasance of existing mortgage loan

  • Represented national insurance company in $20,350,000 purchase of multi-family apartment building located in Essex County, New Jersey

  • Represented purchaser in $7,100,000 acquisition of boutique hotel in Hunterdon County, New Jersey

  • Represented national organization in the $38,200,000 sale of its New York City headquarters building and purchase of office condominium unit to serve as its replacement headquarters

  • Represented regional financial institution in sale/leaseback of branch location in Union County, New Jersey

  • Represented family group in tax deferred exchange of investment property pursuant to section 1031 of Internal Revenue Code

  • Counsel for national financial institution in leasing of branch and office locations throughout the United States

  • Represented national home products retailer in shopping center leases throughout the United States

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1994


Professional Affiliations

Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
Member, New York State Bar Association
Member, CRE Finance Council

Community Affiliations

Head Coach, Warren Youth Basketball Association
Head Coach, Watchung Hills Soccer Association
Coach, Warren Little League
Member, Temple Har Shalom