Elsa Ben Shimon | New York | Hogan Lovells

Elsa Ben Shimon

Partner Corporate & Finance


French, Hebrew


Elsa Ben Shimon
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Elsa Ben Shimon represents institutional investors in joint ventures, acquisitions and dispositions, and financings of large-scale commercial real estate projects, including office buildings, shopping centers, industrial complexes, condominium properties and multifamily residential projects throughout the United States. She also has experience representing U.S. clients in cross-border real estate transactions particularly in Europe and Asia, acting as lead counsel on the corporate real estate aspect of the transaction and providing oversight on the acquisition and financing of the assets.

Elsa counsels a wide variety of client types on their real estate investments, including pension funds, private real estate funds, and public and private REITs, as well as their investment advisors. She has also counseled clients with distressed real estate, and has handled a variety of sophisticated, high-value transactions involving landmark properties and trophy assets.

Elsa has also developed a deep experience helping Israeli investors expand their holdings in U.S. real estate on the debt and equity side including in single asset and programmatic arrangements. Major Israeli institutions regularly call on her for assistance in investing in U.S. real estate assets either directly or indirectly through joint venture transactions. Beyond traditional legal counsel, Elsa regularly provides clients with introductions to potential deal and business partners in the United States and globally. An Israeli national, Elsa has many ties in the Israeli business community and is uniquely positioned to assist leading U.S. institutions and real estate companies in navigating the Israeli capital markets and in introductions to Israeli institutional and private capital.

Elsa also has experience in the PropTech sector, connecting leading real estate companies and institutions with technology startups, and providing counsel on investment rounds in such startups.

Elsa is fluent in Hebrew and French.


  • M.I.A., Columbia University, 2007
  • Tel Aviv University, Buchmann Faculty School of Law, 2002
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  • New York


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