AREA Property Partners Appoints Keith Kooper as General Counsel

Oct 13, 2010, 09:26 ET from AREA Property Partners

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Keith Kooper has joined AREA Property Partners as general counsel, the firm announced.

Previously, Kooper served as President of Capmark Investments LP, which he joined in 2007 as general counsel.  He has also practiced at Sidley Austin LLP and Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP, where he advised clients on all aspects of corporate and securities transactions.

"Keith brings to AREA an extensive legal and financial background that also encompasses broad experience with real estate.  We are pleased to welcome him to the firm," said Lee Neibart, AREA global chief executive officer.  

Kooper succeeds former AREA general counsel Cindy Wenig, who has left the firm to spend more time with her family but will continue to assist AREA as a legal advisor.

Kooper earned his BA from the University of Michigan and his JD from Emory University School of Law.  He is a member of the bars of the State of New York and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

About AREA Property Partners

AREA Property Partners, formerly known as Apollo Real Estate Advisors, is a leading international real estate investor and fund manager on behalf of prominent government and corporate pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, foundations, endowments, and high net worth individuals.  Since the firm's founding in 1993, AREA Property Partners has overseen the establishment of multiple real estate funds and joint ventures totaling $13 billion in equity commitments for investments in the United States and globally.  Its funds have collectively invested in over 500 transactions with an aggregated value in excess of $60 billion. The firm has offices in New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Luxembourg and Mumbai.  The firm's Web site is

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