The commercial real estate sector is driven by a diverse set of market trends, from the expansion of young tech firms to rising foreign investment and the evolving work/life preferences of a growing millennial workforce that will increasingly influence retail and office property development and investment.
As real estate investors become more conservative in their outlook, they look at markets more closely and differentiate among product types more carefully―for instance, when it’s harder to attract financing for multifamily deals, technology companies may be increasing their space needs at an incredible pace.
At the same time, interesting new growth opportunities are emerging in the rise of non-bank financing and public private partnership (PPP) for infrastructure and other projects.
We are dealmakers, not just lawyers
We take our clients’ success personally. Many of us have had business careers in addition to our legal careers. We bring a strong business orientation and a real understanding of our clients’ goals and risk tolerances. We understand that our job is to get things done.
While we certainly provide legal counsel, our decades of experience give us the perspective to provide strategic input on the market, out-of-the-box solutions and mitigation of risk. We focus on efficient deal management, providing excellent service and minimizing friction and stress—making deals happen is supposed to be enjoyable.
Who we work with
We work with clients ranging from institutional owners to entrepreneurial developers to large corporate/technology companies.
Our clients include companies such as AT&T, Facebook, Jay Paul, PIMCO, Avanath, TH Real Estate (formerly TIAA-CREF), Equity Residential, Fannie Mae, Lowe Enterprises, LACMA, Columbia Property Trust, Dignity Health, Archrock, PlumpJack Group, Trader Joe’s, The Macerich Company, Trammell Crow Residential, Prudential and Westfield.
What we do
With significant depth and experience across most real estate asset classes and all phases of development projects, we can help with complex financings, joint ventures, acquisitions, dispositions, affordable housing, leasing, public/private transactions, debt and equity finance, hospitality, construction, and design and loan restructurings.
And as part of a large full-service firm, we can and do call on our colleagues for expertise in the tax, environmental, securities, intellectual property and litigation aspects of our clients’ businesses.