In the commercial leasing arena, Andrew represents a number of owners of Class A office buildings. He has negotiated numerous lease agreements for corporate headquarters, as well as for warehouse and distribution facilities, and has represented regional and outlet mall owners on retail leasing matters throughout the country.
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Work included negotiation of a purchase and sale agreement and negotiation of a joint venture agreement with an East Coast private equity firm. Represented developer of proposed liquefied natural gas facility in southern Oregon in connection with site acquisition and project development. Negotiated option agreements for purchase of facility location and lease of vessel slip. Prepared enterprise zone tax abatement application. Negotiated tax increment financing agreements related to site acquisition.
Worked with public agencies and tribes to obtain agreements related to site development. Represented seller in connection with the sale of an almost ,square-foot business park.
Work included negotiation of purchase and sale agreement with public entity and negotiation of a joint venture agreement with a life insurance company. Represented manufacturer in negotiation of ,square-foot lease of office space for new corporate headquarters. Represented developer in connection with land acquisition, negotiation of a build-to-suit lease for a new fulfillment center, and pre-sale of the lease to provide construction financing.
Represented developer in connection with acquisition of Work included negotiation of purchase and sale agreement and joint venture agreement, negotiation of a construction loan with a national bank, and leasing out of the entire project to three separate tenants.
Assisted in negotiation of project finance package. Represented special servicer in connection with leasing and management of 1 million-square-foot regional mall. Represented special servicer in connection with leasing and management of six outlet malls located throughout the country. Represented owner of distribution facility in connection with two leases, totalingsquare feet of space, to an auto parts distributer and an office supplies distributer.
Represented high-tech company in connection with lease of 47, square feet of office space for new headquarters. Represented special servicer in connection with disposition of numerous shopping centers located throughout the country.The most immediately striking thing about your new book, Far from the Tree: A Dozen Kinds of Loveis what a doorstopper it is [ pages].
It's massive! Did it really take you a decade to write? And what did it feel like when you'd finished? It took 11 years and it was both a source of enormous relief and enormous anxiety when I finished it. Though the fact that I actually did still feels like a daily miracle because there was a long time when I thought I'd never reach the end. You explore how families cope with having children who are in some way different from them — whether they're autistic, schizophrenic, incredibly gifted or conceived in rape — by interviewing them, in total.
Did you not get to and think, "Oh, that'll do. I think the detail is necessary. The tension of the book is what all these experiences have in common but I also wanted to describe what each of them individually is like. I felt that I couldn't write about the experience of families dealing with deafness if I only interviewed four families.
I felt that you would only be telling the stories of four families. Whereas if you have 15 families and have also done a great deal of other research, you can make a claim that it's a representation of the deaf experience. The very first line of the book states that reproduction is "a euphemism to comfort prospective parents".
This is ruptured very abruptly for parents of children with disabilities but do you think that all parents are forced to face this eventually? Yes, that's exactly what I think. In the same way that we test flame-retardant pyjamas by putting them in an inferno, so I think these cases are extreme versions of parenting as a way of illuminating a universal reality.
At some point everyone who's a parent looks at their child and thinks, "Where did you come from? The framing story of the book was what it was like for me to be the gay child of straight parents and what it was like for me to become a parent myself. I had managed to find some sort of peace with being gay but I still felt some sort of legacy of disapprobation that had been attached to my coming out, and it had lingered really throughout my adult life.
It was a relief to discover that many families struggle with having children who are different. And the fact that a family takes a while to get to the point of acceptance does not mean that the family does not also experience love. People who are different are constantly dealing with families who don't understand them. I suddenly felt that it's almost everybody's experience at one level or another, and that was really amazing.Except that for people with depression and related conditions, the present moment is one of escalated distress.
For this is a double crisis, of physical and mental health, and those living the psychiatric challenges need not only acknowledgment but also treatment. I have had dozens of letters and Facebook messages from people who are anxiously upping their doses of antidepressant and anxiolytic medication. My depression and anxiety share a lot of territory with how most other people feel now: fear of getting sick and dying, fear of losing people I love, fear of unpredictable shortages and economic disaster.
Others worry whether their cough is a symptom of Covid or just an allergy. I am in the sizeable part of the population who must seek to distinguish between ordinary fear and the beginnings of a breakdown. In March, I experienced the whole panoply of Covid symptoms: a racking cough that kept me up all night but was not accompanied by any congestion, a fever that soared over F Despite pulling every string I could muster, I was unable to get a test.
I took Tamiflu, then azithromycin. I quarantined myself at home and rigidly kept distance even from my husband and our son. Now I am fine, and nobody who was in contact with me has been infected. But the unavailability of tests was terrifying and the circumstances seemed to invite in psychic decay.
Quarantine is the oldest medical technology out there: isolation of the sick dates to the ancient world. While it protects those who are not ill, it is toxic for the patients, who show elevated rates of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Physical recovery is slower for those cut off from friends and family. Quarantine is often necessary for people with incurable or highly contagious infections such as MRSA, Sars or H1N1, but it comes at a terrible cost. No one wants to die alone.
Sheltering inside when you have no symptoms, however, is essentially a new phenomenon: it happened in Toronto during the Sars outbreak ofand many authorities felt its costs far exceeded its benefits. This is a bizarre time, and people are dying — but people are always dying, I remind myself.
One acquaintance of mine died yesterday of the virus, and another has died tonight of cancer. The first death terrifies me; the second merely saddens me.
Social distancing is staunching the proliferation of new cases, but some of us are overreacting and some of us are underreacting and no one knows which are which; it is unlikely that many have hit the sweet spot of appropriate caution.Discover new books on Goodreads. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Add New. Combine Editions. Andrew Solomon Average rating: 4. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Error rating book. Refresh and try again.
Andrew Solomon. Upcoming Events. No scheduled events. Add an event. Quotes by Andrew Solomon. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don't believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future.
Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it's good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds. Eat when food itself disgusts you. Reason with yourself when you have lost your reason. It is equally important to avoid terrible arguments or expressions of outrage. You should steer clear of emotionally damaging behavior. People forgive, but it is best not to stir things up to the point at which forgiveness is required.
For those of us with depression, coronavirus is a double crisis
When you are depressed, you need the love of other people, and yet depression fosters actions that destroy that love. Depressed people often stick pins into their own life rafts. The conscious mind can intervene. One is not helpless. Topics Mentioning This Author.Over time he came to understand that she felt extreme shame about her vertical identity of Jewishness. Undoubtedly, manifest vertical identities present their own problems in families, but that is not the subject of this book.
For some of the conditions examined — deafness, dwarfism and transgenderism — there are vibrant communities that reinforce and embrace horizontal identity. If the psychological sine qua non of identity is self-awareness with both cognitive and emotional constituents, what can be said about the identity of schizophrenics, whose sense of self and reality is often deluded, or severely cognitively disabled people, whose discrimination is rudimentary?
The same is true in a different way for children conceived in rape who may actually never know their origin and children who commit crimes, whose parents are agonizingly tested in their parental identity. Certainly, these near-genius children can present outsized challenges, but it is difficult to view them in terms of adversity, a characteristic of all the other conditions studied. In addition, the pleasure component — the recognition and celebrity that such children often achieve, and the gratification that affords the parents — seems too obvious.
This leads back again to the conundrum of parental love, the fundamental imbrication of narcissistic or self-love and love for the other, the interweaving of sameness and difference. But I believe it would not have been better for me.
Home The Dilemmas of Andrew Solomon. Home Share Search. Email Facebook Twitter. Give Advertise Subscribe. Image by Annie Leibovitz. Author Dinah Mendes. J Goldberg. Send to. Add a message. Send me a copy. Thank you! This article has been sent!This beautiful osmosis is precisely what Andrew Solomon explores in Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity public library — a fascinating and deeply moving meditation on our evolving definitions of familyour diverse dispositions toward parenthoodthe enduring ideals of motherhood and fatherhoodand, perhaps above all, how the freedom of identity unites us in our differences.
In the subconscious fantasies that make conception look so alluring, it is often ourselves that we would like to see live forever, not someone with a personality of his own.
Having anticipated the onward march of our selfish genes, many of us are unprepared for children who present unfamiliar needs. Parenthood abruptly catapults us into a permanent relationship with a stranger, and the more alien the stranger, the stronger the whiff of negativity. Children whose defining quality annihilates that fantasy of immortality are a particular insult; we must love them for themselves, and not for the best of ourselves in them, and that is a great deal harder to do.
Loving our own children is an exercise for the imagination. And yet we are our children; the reality of being a parent never leaves those who have braved the metamorphosis. Solomon goes on to differentiate between verticalor directly inherited, and horizontalor independently divergent, identity:.
Because of the transmission of identity from one generation to the next, most children share at least some traits with their parents. These are vertical identities. Attributes and values are passed down from parent to child across the generations not only through strands of DNA, but also through shared cultural norms. Ethnicity, for example, is a vertical identity. Children of color are in general born to parents of color; the genetic fact of skin pigmentation is transmitted across generations along with a self-image as a person of color, even though that self-image may be subject to generational flux.
Language is usually vertical, since most people who speak Greek raise their children to speak Greek, too, even if they inflect it differently or speak another language much of the time. Religion is moderately vertical: Catholic parents will tend to bring up Catholic children, though the children may turn irreligious or convert to another faith.
Nationality is vertical, except for immigrants. Blondness and myopia are often transmitted from parent to child, but in most cases do not form a significant basis for identity— blondness because it is fairly insignificant, and myopia because it is easily corrected.
Often, however, someone has an inherent or acquired trait that is foreign to his or her parents and must therefore acquire identity from a peer group. This is a horizontal identity.
Such horizontal identities may reflect recessive genes, random mutations, prenatal influences, or values and preferences that a child does not share with his progenitors. Being gay is a horizontal identity; most gay kids are born to straight parents, and while their sexuality is not determined by their peers, they learn gay identity by observing and participating in a subculture outside the family.
Physical disability tends to be horizontal, as does genius. Psychopathy, too, is often horizontal; most criminals are not raised by mobsters and must invent their own treachery.
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So are conditions such as autism and intellectual disability. And yet he found himself in awe of the vibrant richness of Deaf identity as he visited Deaf theater performances, reading clubs, and beauty pageants.
He writes:. I had been startled to note my common ground with the Deaf, and now I was identifying with a dwarf; I wondered who else was out there waiting to join our gladsome throng.
I thought that if gayness, an identity, could grow out of homosexuality, an illness, and Deafness, an identity, could grow out of deafness, an illness, and if dwarfism as an identity could emerge from an apparent disability, then there must be many other categories in this awkward interstitial territory. It was a radicalizing insight. Having always imagined myself in a fairly slim minority, I suddenly saw that I was in a vast company.
Difference unites us. While each of these experiences can isolate those who are affected, together they compose an aggregate of millions whose struggles connect them profoundly. The exceptional is ubiquitous; to be entirely typical is the rare and lonely state. He observes:.
Whereas families tend to reinforce vertical identities from earliest childhood, many will oppose horizontal ones. Vertical identities are usually respected as identities; horizontal ones are often treated as flaws.
One could argue that black people face many disadvantages in the United States today, but there is little research into how gene expression could be altered to make the next generation of children born to black parents come out with straight, flaxen hair and creamy complexions. In modern America, it is sometimes hard to be Asian or Jewish or female, yet no one suggests that Asians, Jews, or women would be foolish not to become white Christian men if they could.Andrew Solomon born October 30, is a writer on politics, culture and psychology, who lives in New York City and London.
He has written for The New York TimesThe New YorkerArtforumTravel and Leisureand other publications on a range of subjects, including depression Soviet artists,  the cultural rebirth of Afghanistan Libyan politics,   and deaf politics. Solomon's subsequent depression, eventually managed with psychotherapy and antidepressant medicationsinspired his father to secure FDA approval to market citalopram Celexa in the United States. Solomon was born and raised in Manhattan.
He attended the Horace Mann Schoolgraduating cum laude in His first novel, A Stone Boat Faber,the story of a man's shifting identity as he watches his mother battle cancer, was a runner up for the Los Angeles Times First Fiction prize.
The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression was originally published in Mayand has been translated into twenty-four languages. Rubey L. Luce Award. In addition to his magazine work, Solomon has written essays for many anthologies and books of criticism, and his work has been featured on National Public Radio 's Moth Radio Hour.
Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity is about how families accommodate children with physical, mental and social disabilities and differences; it was published in November in the United States  and two months later in the UK under the title, Far from the Tree: A Dozen Kinds of Love.
Solomon's work in the arts and education has included service on the boards of the Alliance for the Artsthe World Monuments Fund and The Alex Fund, which supports the education of Romani children,  He is a member of the PEN American Center Board of Directors, and served as its president from to He and journalist John Habich had a civil partnership ceremony on June 30,at Althorpthe Spencer family estate and childhood home of Diana, Princess of Wales.
InSolomon and longtime friend Blaine Smith decided to have a child together; their daughter, Carolyn Blaine Smith Solomon, was born in November Smith and their child live in Texas.
Habich is also the biological father of two children, Oliver and Lucy Scher, born to lesbian friends who live in Minneapolis. The development of this composite family was the subject of a feature article by Solomon published in Newsweek in January and in an April profile in The Observer. Solomon is also a TED speaker. The themes of his TED talks include depressionidentityloveacceptanceand the value of travel. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This list is incomplete ; you can help by expanding it.
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