Laurie Golub

General Counsel & Chief Operating Officer

Laurie Golub joined HFZ Capital Group as its General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer in May, 2012. 

During her tenure, HFZ more than tripled in size – both in terms of projects and employees. LG (as she is known) has over 20 years of experience in handling complex real estate and corporate transactions, and possesses a broad base of legal knowledge and business acumen with respect to real estate development, finance and capital markets, construction, corporate restructuring, sales and acquisitions, investments and investor relations, ownership and operation of mixed-use properties, leasing and major league sports.  

At HFZ Capital Group, Ms. Golub oversees the development of mixed-use luxury properties across a broad range of Manhattan neighborhoods, including Halcyon at 305 East 51st Street, The Marquand at 11 East 68th Street, 505 West 19th Street, 20 West 40th Street, as well as The Chatsworth at 340-344 West 72nd Street and 11 Beach Street. HFZ is currently bringing more than 1,700 luxury residential condominium units to market, meeting what has become an insatiable demand for high end luxury homes in Manhattan through both renovation and preservation of historic properties into modern, luxury residences, as well as ground up development.

Prior to joining HFZ, Ms. Golub was General Counsel and Managing Director of Business Affairs at Africa Israel, USA.  LG was invaluable in putting AFI USA back on the map.  She was a major player in restructuring the debt of AFI USA’s largest assets — the Times Square Building, the Clock Tower and the Miami Marquis — and oversaw the sale of the Times Square Building Office Condo, the Clock Tower and 88 Leonard Street.

Prior to joining AFI USA, Ms. Golub served as Associate General Counsel to Forest City Ratner Companies where she played a critical role in all pre-development activities of the $5 billion Atlantic Yards & Brooklyn Arena redevelopment project. She negotiated and closed the acquisition of the New Jersey Nets basketball franchise, provided general counsel services to New Jersey Nets senior management, and led negotiations for the $400 million Barclays Center naming rights transaction. Previously, Ms. Golub was Senior Counsel to Morrison Cohen Singer & Weinstein, where she represented clients on a broad range of real estate & corporate transactions, including the sale of the Gotham portfolio of hotels, development of the East Hampton Golf Course, numerous leasing transactions for national retailers, site acquisitions, construction loan and permanent financings to redevelop mixed-use properties for developers, and mortgage loans, re-financings and construction loans for institutional lenders.  Ms. Golub began her legal career as an Associate in the Real Estate Department of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison.

Ms. Golub earned a JD from New York University School of Law and her BS from Boston University, where she was Magna Cum Laude and a Rhodes Scholar Nominee.  In addition to being named Real Estate Weekly’s Most Influential Woman in Real Estate for 2012, she was also named one of Real Estate Forum’s 2010 Women of Influence, one of Bisnow’s 2014 Most Powerful Women in Commercial Real Estate and The Real Deal’s 2014 Most Powerful Women in Real Estate. Ms. Golub resides in Manhattan and is mother to beautiful 4-year old Jayda Jynx (“JJ”) Golub.