Chief Legal Officer
Ms. Kitay is the Chief Legal Officer where she is responsible for providing and/or supervising all of Savanna’s legal activities, including ensuring that all investment vehicles and transactions are structured and documented appropriately, with particular attention to business objectives. She also provides legal support and guidance with respect to acquisitions, dispositions, financings, fundraising, investor relations and corporate governance matters. Additionally, Ms. Kitay serves as Savanna’s Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to joining Savanna, Ms. Kitay practiced law as an Associate in the real estate departments of King & Spalding LLP and Goodwin Procter LLP, and most recently as counsel at Hunton & Williams LLP. Her practice focused on representing sponsors in the formation of private real estate debt and equity funds, including Savanna, and representing institutional investors, real estate investment managers, fund sponsors, REITs and other public and private real estate companies in a broad range of complex commercial real estate transactions, including purchases and sales, joint ventures, financings, restructurings, recapitalizations, and development projects. Ms. Kitay received her JD from Emory University School of Law and her BA from Trinity College. Ms. Kitay was named the Global General Counsel of the Year by Lexology and the Association of Corporate Counsel in 2018.