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Kutak Rock Represents Smithsonian Institution in CREBA Sales Transaction of the Year

News | April 20, 2021

Kutak Rock attorneys Seth Kirshenberg, Hans Ipson and Sisera Daniel represented the Smithsonian Institution (Smithsonian) in a complex air rights real estate transaction and separate bond financing. 

On April 16, 2021, Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Association (CREBA) recognized the transaction, a $254M deal for Smithsonian to acquire space for its Capital Gallery headquarters from Boston Properties, at the CREBA Awards as the “Sales Transaction of the Year” in 2020. 

The CREBA Awards ceremony is an annual event where Washington, D.C.’s commercial real estate industry comes together to celebrate the year’s best performers. This year, CREBA gave seven awards to the best transactions closed in 2020.

Seth Kirshenberg is the lead attorney for large complex public private partnerships, energy, real estate, structured finance and development projects. He advises governments, developers, financiers, investors in acquiring, selling, exchanging, structuring, developing, and operating private and governmental projects.

Hans Ipson has experience representing a wide range of clients in complex commercial real estate transactions throughout the country, including the acquisition, development and disposition of commercial properties, leasing and financing transactions, and matters involving zoning and land use.

Sisera Daniel is Chair of the Public Finance Department in the Washington, D.C. office. She counsels governmental entities, financial institutions and non-profit organizations on housing and other public finance transactions.