Reed Smith LLP
Seasoned Partner with a demonstrated history of success working in the secondary debt markets, with expertise in creating real estate debt platforms and secondary market exits. Deep knowledge of bridge-to-securitization facilities as well as levering NPL or transitional assets. CMBS/CRE CLO/Repacks. Skilled in Financial Structuring, Strategic Planning, Tax Structuring, Distressed Debt, Securities Laws and Regulation expertise and Real Estate Economics. Strong entrepreneurship professional graduated from New York Law School.
Jodi began her career in 2001 and has spent the last 18 years representing investment banks, specialty lenders, real estate investors and participants in the secondary debt market. She is well-known in the industry for “closing the deal”, and has personally closed hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of commercial mortgaged-backed securities (CMBS) and similar debt securities. Jodi has extensive and broad structured finance skills across a variety of underlying debt obligations. Specifically, Jodi focuses on CMBS, real estate finance, asset-based finance and structured finance, concentrating on esoteric structures, debt issuances, preferred equity raises, repurchase/warehouse facilities, and bridge-to securitization structures. In connection with these structures, Jodi has developed expertise in REMICs and also organizes private REITs. Jodi structures public and private commercial mortgage securitizations, including SFR and NPL assets, the re-packaging of securities in re- securitizations, CRE CLOs and other structured transactions, representing issuers, underwriters, loan sellers and investors. Jodi also focuses on federal securities law issues relevant to these types of securitizations, including Regulation AB, Regulation AB II, Risk Retention and Dodd Frank, and advises on related securities compliance matters. Additionally, Jodi has broad-based knowledge experience in structuring real estate related junior notes/participation interests and mezzanine loans, and regularly represents clients in the purchase and sale of commercial and multifamily mortgage loans, mezzanine debt, subordinate debt and structured real estate debt instruments. Jodi has been praised for “knowing how to get deals done” and “overcoming roadblocks with other parties” by her clients.