Apollo adds in-house attorney

New York-based private equity real estate firm Apollo has hired Cindy Wenig as general counsel to advise on its transactions in the US and abroad.

Apollo Real Estate Advisors has appointed Cindy Wenig as general counsel.

Prior to Apollo, Wenig spent 16 years at Chadbourne & Parke LLP where she led the law firm’s real estate practice. At Chadbourne, Wenig advised clients on real estate transactions including the acquisition, leasing, financing and sale of office, residential, hospitality, industrial, green energy projects and infrastructure development.

Wenig also represented clients in large scale redevelopment projects in New York City, including the redevelopment of 125th Street in Harlem and The World Trade Center site. She also advised private equity funds on real estate investments in the US and abroad.
“My experience is very broad,” Wenig said, “both US and international, and everything from windstorm developments to commercial transactions to residential transactions.” Wenig will oversee all legal matters at Apollo for its activities in the US and abroad.

A member of the board of directors of WX, Women Executives in Real Estate and a frequent speaker at real estate industry events, Wenig holds a BA from Princeton University and a JD from Columbia Law School.

Apollo, based in New York, closed its most recent US-focused opportunity fund in March of last year on $700 million (€493 million). Last month, the firm and joint venture partner Brack Capital agreed to a $45.5 million finance package with Hypo Real Estate for the construction of a 41,000-square-meter logistics complex in Moscow.