Lori A. Bowman - Real Estate - Nixon Peabody LLP

Lori A. Bowman

Lori Bowman focuses her practice on commercial real estate transactions, primarily engaging in matters relating to commercial real estate development and financing. She regularly represents commercial lenders, investment banks, life insurers, hedge funds and other institutional investors and developers in construction, bridge and permanent financing for commercial, manufacturing, industrial, retail, office, warehouse and mixed use projects. Her practice also involves real estate acquisitions and dispositions of commercial, retail, industrial and hotel properties and multifamily and commercial development projects, including ground leases and sale-leaseback transactions.

What do you focus on?

Real Estate Finance

I represent commercial banks, investment banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions in complex structured real estate finance transactions, handling all types of loan originations, including mortgage loans for securitization, mezzanine loans, bridge loans, construction loans and credit facilities. I have in-depth experience in all asset classes including senior housing facilities, hotel, retail, office, multifamily and industrial assets and I also advise and represent borrowers on all aspects of real estate finance, including securitized lending, balance sheet lending, syndicated loan transactions, construction loans, preferred equity, private equity transactions and EB-5 financing for development projects.

Project Finance

I work on project financings of solar plants, energy storage and biomass facilities, fertilizer and methanol plants and waste management, water and wastewater, transportation, healthcare, education, and sports and entertainment facilities, representing developers, lenders and governmental entities in the development, contracting and financing of complex projects.

Real Estate Development

I represent developers on the purchase, sale, development, leasing, and operation of commercial real estate properties, including shopping centers, office buildings, multi-family residential properties, mixed-use condominium projects, hotels and industrial properties. My practice also involves representing property owners and tenants in the negotiation and drafting of commercial office and manufacturing leases for space within single tenant buildings, large office buildings, manufacturing facilities and mixed-use developments, as well as all other types of leasing arrangements, including ground leases and subleases.

What do you see on the horizon?

I expect increased activity in the senior housing and multi-family markets. I also expect to see digital transformations in the banking industry. It will be interesting to watch how banks handle their data in order to maximize strategy, technology, and operations for their developer customers.


  • “Restructuring Commercial Real Estate Loans 2021 – Key Considerations,” Practising Law Institute, Virtual presentation, May 26, 2021. (Co-presenter)


Lori A. Bowman



Phone: 585-263-1638

New York

Phone: 212-940-3094

Fax: 866-947-1134

University at Buffalo, School of Law, J.D.

State University of New York at Geneseo, B.S.

New York

Lori was selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 in the field of Real Estate Law. She has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2021.

Lori has been recognized for exceptional standing in the legal community in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2021 for Real Estate (New York (Upstate)). She has also been recognized in Chambers in previous years.

Lori Bowman is a member of the New York State and Monroe County bar associations.  She is also a member of the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys.

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