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Karyl Argamasilla

Partner
305-350-2357
Hablo EspaƱol
Area of Focus: Real Estate, CMBS
GET TO KNOW Karyl
Karyl's creative approach to closing a deal includes anticipating future risks when devising her client's acquisition strategy, allowing her to more effectively advise them on their overall development plan. 

Karyl has experience counseling national and local developers, sellers, purchasers and financial institutions in large complex commercial real estate transactions, which include acquisition, disposition and operation of property, development, financing, loan restructuring, leasing, condominium documentation and general corporate matters. Projects include office buildings, multi-family, restaurants, shopping centers, hotels, aircrafts, schools, condominiums, mixed-use and lot developments. 

Karyl offers integrated counsel with a sense of each party's ultimate objectives. Karyl is also fluent in Spanish.
Q & A
What is your relationship with your clients?
I like to build the type of relationships with clients which allow me to be their trusted advisor. I help them spot issues that they may not have anticipated as well as counsel them on the various courses of action to take when these types of issues arise.
What else do you offer your clients?
I am able to think outside the box and come up with creative and effective alternatives and solutions to get their deals done. At the end of the day, a client is trying to meet a business objective and it’s my job to make sure it’s done as efficiently as possible.
Why do clients like working with you?
Often institutional clients I have worked with will specifically ask to work with me again on other transactions because we have built great working relationships and because they know that they can count on me to get their deals done.
EXPERIENCE
EXPERIENCE
Representation of LNR Partners, the largest special servicer of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) loans in the country. LNR services 145 pools of CMBS loans, totaling more than $220 billion in principal and relating to real property interests in all fifty states. We have handled over $4.2...
EXPERIENCE
Representation of LNR Partners in their first international initial public offering (IPO), on the Singapore stock exchange, involving a large hotel portfolio valued at $1.11 billion. Led team of lenders in determining the baseline IPO metrics and in negotiating complex REIT issues.
EXPERIENCE
Representation of LNR Partners, special servicer, in connection with modification of a $140 million loan secured by a hotel in New York City. Representation included complex transfers of equity interests, change of franchisor and hotel management companies, and new hotel amenity agreements.
EXPERIENCE
Representation of Rialto Capital Management, a private real estate investment management company, in the $105 million acquisition of 16 industrial properties in Texas. Bilzin Sumberg's cross-practice team handled various elements of the complex transaction, including joint venture, acquisition, fina...
EXPERIENCE
Representation of LNR Partners on a complex loan assumption for a $100 Million hotel in Kona, Hawaii. Handled major restructuring of the loan to accommodate a REIT structure and addressed operating lease, management, and franchising issues as part of the transaction.
EXPERIENCE
Representation of the North American branch of CorpBanca, a Chilean multinational bank, in negotiating and structuring a $41 million construction loan to Atton Hotels, a Chilean hotel brand, to build a 275-room, 12-story hotel near Brickell Avenue. The deal was particularly complex as this was the f...
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CREDENTIALS
  • St. Thomas University, J.D., Articles Editor, St. Thomas Law Review, 2001
    Florida International University, B.S., 1997
  • Commercial Real Estate Women
    Immediate Past-President, 2015
    President, 2014
    President-Elect, 2013
    Director Community Affairs, 2012
    Board of Directors - Legal Counsel, 2010 and 2011
    CREW Careers - Mentor high school girls to increase gender and ethnic diversity in the commercial real estate industry
    UCREW - Mentor college graduate students as part of a CREW national project
    Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce
    Trustee Member
    Cuban American Bar Association
    Member
    The Florida Bar
    Real Property, Probate & Trust Section, Member
    Business Law Section, Member
    Hispanic National Bar Association
    Street Law
    Law Firm Diversity Pipeline Program, Participant
    United Way of Miami-Dade
    Women United Executive Committee, Member
  • Florida
  • - CREW-Miami, Mentor of the Year Award, 2016 

    - The Women's Fund of Miami-Dade, Mujeres Giving Back Time Award, 2015  

    - Real Estate Forum's Tomorrow's Leaders Southeast, 2014

    - CREW-Miami, Miami Star Award, 2014 

    - Florida Super Lawyers, Florida Rising Stars, 2009 - 2014

    - AXA Businesswomen of the Year, Finalist, 2010, 2014

    - Daily Business Review, Top Dealmakers of the Year - Hotel, 2012 

    - Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of Miami-Dade County, 2012

    - CREW-Miami, Networking Deal of the Year Award, 2011

    - Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, Rising Star, Finalist, 2010 - 2011

    - CREW Network, 20 under 40 National Award, 2010

  • Spanish