John B. Egnatios-Beene | New York | Hogan Lovells

John B. Egnatios-Beene

Counsel Corporate & Finance


John B. Egnatios-Beene
  • Overview
  • Experience
  • Credentials
  • Insights and events

John Egnatios-Beene focuses his practice on real estate development with an emphasis on land use, zoning and related environmental issues. Chambers USA says, "John has helped with multiple land use matters and has always been responsive and successful."

John’s intricate understanding of both the technical requirements of land use regulation in New York and the practical considerations and politics of city government make him uniquely qualified to serve as a business advisor to the firm’s many real estate clients.

Before joining Hogan Lovells, John was a member of the real estate group at a major U.S. law firm. John has also served as General Counsel to the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA). In that capacity, he worked on scores of complex projects involving residential, commercial and community facility development throughout the five boroughs. He advised city agencies and the private sector on the city’s zoning resolution, construction codes, and environmental review requirements, and he drafted hundreds of resolutions for board adoption. John also participated in public hearings and worked closely with the New York City Law Department to defend the BSA’s decisions.

Prior to BSA, John served for six years as an assistant general counsel with the New York City Department of Buildings, where he represented the agency in interpretive appeals before BSA, served as a technical advisor to executive staff, and regularly appeared as an Acting Assistant Corporation Counsel in Unsafe Buildings proceedings in New York Supreme Court.

Representative experience

A joint venture managed by Lendlease and L&M Development Partners on the development rights transfer and easement agreements for 100 Claremont Avenue, a mixed-use building in Morningside Heights.*

The New York Times Co. on the development rights transfer and easement agreements in connection with its sale of a portion of the NYT College Point Complex to a major warehouse developer.*

Provided zoning and land use counsel for Madison Realty Capital, as lender, on more than 50 development projects in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and The Bronx, with loans totaling more than US$1bn.*

Queensboro Football Club on land use, environmental, and real estate matters in negotiations with CUNY/York College for the construction of New York City’s first soccer-specific stadium.*

Alexandria Real Estate Equities in connection with the development of the latest phase of the Alexandria Center for Life Sciences in Manhattan.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.


  • J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2005
  • B.S., University of Michigan, 2002
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • New York
  • Zoning and Design Committee, Real Estate Board of New York
  • Land Use Zoning & Planning Committee, New York City Bar Association
  • Housing and Urban Development Committee


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