Rachel Lewis represents clients in diverse industries and regularly advises on transactions relating to corporate real estate and the acquisition, disposition, leasing, development, and financing of a variety of commercial properties, including multifamily housing, office buildings, industrial complexes, retail centers, and mixed-use projects. She has experience representing clients in complex ground lease development negotiations, including advising the United States’ largest developer of student housing. Rachel also advises institutional investors and investment managers in extensive refinancing transactions, multistate portfolio transactions, and large-scale development negotiations.
During law school, Rachel was a note and comment editor for the Journal of Law and Social Policy and completed an externship with the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC), a public-private economic development corporation. Rachel also holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania, and prior to attending law school, taught seventh-grade English and social studies in the School District of Philadelphia through Teach for America.
Represented Independence Blue Cross in the $360M acquisition and financing of 1901 Market Street, the 800,000 square foot, 45-story office tower located in Center City Philadelphia, and IBC’s headquarters since 1987.