Gary Eisenman possesses a diverse professional experience at the intersection of law, business and government spanning over 35 years with AM Law 100 law firms, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Empire State Development Corporation and the NYS Executive Chamber. In addition to senior positions in both the NYS and the Federal governments, his experience includes performance as a board member and senior officer at several large not for profit corporations and as a senior officer of a subsidiary of a top tier real estate development company. He has also managed and played material roles in various statewide election campaigns in NYS.
As a transactional real estate attorney with the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP for over twenty years Mr. Eisenman acted as counsel to real estate companies, private equity firms, commercial banks, Fortune 100 Companies, not for profit corporations and other owners and operators of varied property types. These included, multifamily (both market rate and affordable), shopping centers, office buildings, manufacturing facilities, data centers, gold mines, oil and gas processing facilities, among others, in a wide range of transaction executions including purchase and sale, development, mortgage financing (both bond and conventional), mezzanine financing, joint ventures, leasing and mergers and acquisitions.
Appointed by then Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, Andrew M. Cuomo, as General Deputy Assistant Secretary and Deputy Commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration Mr. Eisenman was responsible for the day-to-day administration of such agencies. This included operational oversight of 51 offices nationwide, the FHA mortgage insurance funds and related mortgage lending programs and the Section 8 project-based housing program, as well as creation, development and implementation of the Real Estate Assessment Center. Under Secretary Cuomo’s direction he developed and implemented significant operational and programmatic initiatives that transformed the way HUD conducts its business, many of which continue today.
Gary is a graduate of Albany Law School and the State University of New York at Albany and is a member of the NYS Bar.