Overview

Our real estate development team guides clients through all phases of real estate development projects from initial planning to acquisition, construction, leasing and financing. Developers, operators and owners as well as government bodies and financial institutions regularly call on us for assistance with transactions involving:

  • Retail/shopping centers
  • Office buildings/industrial parks
  • Health care/medical offices
  • Urban renewal/infill sites
  • Condominiums
  • Multifamily and senior/student housing
  • Mixed-use facilities
  • REA regimes
  • Green buildings
  • Hospitality, including hotels and resorts, golf courses, private clubs and restaurants
  • Special projects, including arenas, stadiums and museums
Experience
Representative Experience
  • Representing developer in $800 million mixed use development involving retail, residential, office and hospitality uses.
  • Representing Chicago developer and international hotel operator in $60 million project, including acquisition and redevelopment of retail arcade facility; the project was supported by tax increment financing, historic tax credits and other public financing.
  • Representing developer in ground-up development of lifestyle center with Saks fashion anchor, including in-line tenant leasing in Palm Desert, California.
  • Representing developer in development of an approximately 14-acre parcel adjacent to a regional mall in Raleigh, North Carolina; mixed-use development including a hotel, retail stores and financial institution.
  • Representing Cleveland Cuyahoga County Port Authority in acquisition of 180 acre site for $230 million water-front mixed use development.
  • Representing a developer in developing a 1.6 million square foot open air shopping center in Lee County, Florida, which project included multiple phases and a variety of uses, including retail, entertainment, restaurant and hotel.
  • Representing a NYSE-listed REIT in the strategic planning and implementation of more than 50 retail redevelopment projects, including shopping center expansions and reconfigurations, tenant relocations and implementation of new multi-media, waste management and other complementary business development programs.
  • Representing developer in shopping center development anchored by Lowe's, Kohl's and Target. The project included tax increment financing and a development agreement with the municipality.
  • Representing developer in ground-up development of power center with general merchandiser, big box users, multi-tenant retail, hotel and outparcels in Maryland.
  • Representing developer of a 1.7 million square foot shopping center in Florida, anchored by Target, Costco, JC Penney and Belk.
  • Representing developers in numerous department store, in line tenant, theater and other retail lease transactions, including Kmart, Best Buy, Costco,  Kroger, Toys “R” Us, Kohl’s, Bass Pro, JC Penney and Belk.
  • Representing companies on the development, financing and operation of utility scale solar, wind, biomass and geothermal projects, including business formation and organization, funding and regulatory authorizations, renewable energy credits (RECs), carbon emission reduction contracts and transmission access.
  • Representing developer and providing due diligence and environmental investigations necessary for the completion of a sports complex and associated commercial development.
  • Represented a city in drafting an economic development overlay covering a former U.S. military base acquired by the city and converted to a business park.
  • Representing a nonprofit health care organization as construction counsel in connection with nursing home facility expansion and development and construction of independent-living apartment/cluster homes.
  • Representing a nonprofit health clinic in the acquisition and development of land, including environmental clean-up.
  • Representing a nonprofit organization in the acquisition and development of a six-acre former industrial site for redevelopment as headquarters and facility including acquisition, environmental, construction, bank financing and real estate tax exemption.