Susan J. Booth is the head of the West Coast Real Estate Group of Holland & Knight and served on the firm's Directors Committee. Ms. Booth counsels domestic and international commercial banks, pension funds, private equity funds, REITs and developers on a variety of real estate matters including portfolio loans and CMBs, secured lending transactions (acquisition, development, construction, revolving, permanent, mezzanine and Shari'ah compliant), co-lending and participation arrangements, intercreditor disputes, mortgage loan portfolio sales/acquisitions, post-financing asset management, workouts, deeds-in-lieu and REO management. Ms. Booth has extensive experience in negotiating, drafting and successfully closing large commercial financing and purchase/sale transactions involving shopping centers, hotels, condominiums, office buildings, industrial parks, data centers, senior-living centers and residential, commercial and mixed-use developments. She has also devoted a substantial amount of time to assisting lenders and borrowers in developing and implementing strategies to resolve the issues arising from non-performing real estate assets. Additionally, Ms. Booth has experience with commercial property purchase/sale transactions, leasing and property management. She has closed more than $1 billion in transactions over each of the past few years.
Ms. Booth was previously recognized by Chambers Women in Law as the Up-and-Coming Real Estate Lawyer of the Year (nationally) and Los Angeles Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) as a Woman at the Top. Her current honors include recognition in Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, The Best Lawyers in America guide, Real Estate Law, Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Real Estate Lawyers, Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law and Top 50 Women Attorneys in Southern California, Super Lawyers magazine. She has also received a Commendation from the City of Los Angeles for "enhancing the professional development and awareness of women throughout Los Angeles with focused real estate and networking building educational programs." She has spoken numerous times (both locally and nationally) and written articles and book chapters on a wide range of real estate topics.