SOURCE: Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP

October 04, 2011 12:00 ET

Nancy Lundeen and Sonia Ransom of Allen Matkins to Be Honored as 2011 Northern California Real Estate Women of Influence

Attorneys Recognized for Their Significant Deals and Contributions to Women's Initiatives

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 4, 2011) - Recognizing both their successes in commercial real estate and dedication to their clients, Nancy Lundeen and Sonia Ransom, partners of Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP, will be honored at the 2011 Northern California Real Estate Women of Influence award luncheon on October 4, 2011.

Lundeen and Ransom will be two of 55 women honored for their contributions to the commercial real estate industry in Northern California from January 2010 to June 2011.

"Nancy and Sonia have contributed their talents to the real estate industry and the community at large through their work with numerous professional, charitable and civic organizations," said David Osias, managing partner of Allen Matkins. "They lead by example and provide the highest level of service to the firm's clients. We congratulate them on this well-deserved recognition of their work."

Lundeen was previously selected as one of the Northern California Real Estate Women of Influence in 2009. A partner in the San Francisco office of Allen Matkins, she has a diverse real estate practice, including real estate finance, loan workouts, the purchase and sale of real estate, and commercial leasing. She is being recognized for her work within the last year, which includes serving as lead counsel for the lenders on several real estate financing transactions: a $475 million loan by MetLife and New York Life on Fashion Valley Mall in San Diego; a $38 million loan by New York Life on Fruitdale Station Apartments in San Jose; a loan workout/note purchase in connection with $28 million loan on office building in Berkeley; and a $27 million loan by New York Life on the Bridges Apartments in San Ramon. She also represented the University of Pennsylvania in connection with the lease of its new Wharton West Campus in San Francisco.

Lundeen is on the Board of Directors of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) - San Francisco. Respected for her depth of knowledge, she is one of the instructors for an annual CEB Recent Developments in Real Property Law course and is an editor of the Allen Matkins Real Estate Jukebox, a newsletter with short, focused real estate tips.

Ransom, a land use partner in the San Francisco office of Allen Matkins and co-chair of the firm's renowned land use group, is highly regarded for her extensive experience in land use and redevelopment. Her work in land use matters includes developing entitlement strategies and obtaining entitlements for commercial, industrial and residential projects in numerous Southern and Northern California jurisdictions. Recognized for her thoughtful land use counsel and insight into issues, her successes within the last year include serving as the lead land use lawyer representing the ownership of the Snowcreek Resort in the entitlement of its final phase: 790 residential condos, 400 hotel rooms and expansion of the golf course to 18 holes. She is also the lead attorney when her large multifamily REIT client encounters land use issues during due diligence or during the entitlement process. She is currently serving as land use counsel for the property owners and their development partner on the redevelopment of the former Boeing/NASA site in Downey into mixed-use projects in excess of 1.5 million square feet. Her current major projects exceed 3.5 million square feet and involve office, retail, multifamily and resort properties.

Ransom actively participates in the Allen Matkins women's group and provides the leadership for the firm's initiative to recognize the achievements of women in commercial real estate. In 2011, she was recognized as one of 51 Women of Influence in commercial real estate throughout the nation by Real Estate Forum magazine. She was recently interviewed for an Allen Matkins video titled "Protecting and Perfecting Condominium Entitlements in a Down Economy."

The 2011 Northern California Real Estate Women of Influence award luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. on October 4, 2011 at the Omni San Francisco Hotel. The event will honor women throughout the region for their contributions to commercial real estate, their promotion of women and their devotion to the enrichment of their communities.

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP, founded in 1977, is a California-based law firm with approximately 220 attorneys in four major metropolitan areas of California: Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco and San Diego. The firm's core specialties include real estate, real estate and commercial finance, construction, land use, natural resources, environmental, corporate and securities, intellectual property, joint ventures, taxation, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, employment and labor law, and dispute resolution and litigation in all these matters. For more than 30 years, Allen Matkins has helped clients turn opportunity and challenge into success by providing practical advice, innovative solutions and valuable business opportunities. When clients' challenges require experienced trial counsel, Allen Matkins has a proven track record of successful litigation before juries, judges and arbitrators.

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