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With more than fifteen years’ experience in the commercial real estate arena, Alexandra Rason Coons is a seasoned member of the Real Estate and Lending and Corporate Finance practice groups at Taylor English. Her practice includes the financing, acquisition, disposition and leasing of real estate assets, including retail, multi-family, office, hotels, and mixed-use developments. Ms. Coons represents lenders and borrowers in connection with acquisition, construction and permanent loan financings and refinancings. She also represents developers of and investors in commercial properties of various sizes and institutional landlords in the negotiation of office leases. During the economic down-turn, Ms. Coons represented lenders in the workouts and foreclosures of distressed commercial properties.
Prior to joining Taylor English, Ms. Coons gained extensive commercial real estate experience serving in various roles at the law firms of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, Hartman Simons & Wood LLP, and Scoggins & Goodman, P.C., as well as the legal departments of Chick-fil-A, Inc. and AFC Enterprises, Inc. Ms. Coons also served as a Research Assistant to Emory Law Professor Frank Alexander during law school conducting research and drafting and updating material for the fourth edition of Georgia Real Estate Finance and Foreclosure Law (2004).
State Bar of Georgia
Friends of Morningside-Ansley for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, October 2014–present
Lead counsel to seller in sale of 24 industrial properties located variously in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.
Lead counsel to real estate developer in connection with new development of industrial park near Tampa, Florida, in 2016.
Represented one of the world's leading foodservice retailers in the rebuild, redevelopment, acquisition and leasing of more than 100 properties throughout the United States.
Represented one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in the world in the acquisition of hundreds of fee properties and billboard easements throughout the United States and in the complex financing of billboard and office locations.
Represented a national Fortune 500 banking institution in the $11.7 million construction and acquisition loan to a full-service commercial and residential real estate developer secured by raw land and the proposed construction of a four-story, 75,000 sq. foot multi-tenant office building in Daniel Island, South Carolina.
Represented one of the world's leading foodservice retailers in the rebuild and redevelopment of more than 100 properties throughout the United States.
Represented a Japanese institutional investor/owner in the sale of a landmark Midtown 50-story office tower containing 1.1 million sq. feet of net rentable area for $307 million, which held, at that time, the record for the highest purchase price for a single office building in the Atlanta, Georgia market.
Represented a private equity group in the purchase of a 128,000 sq. foot shopping center anchored by Publix in Woodstock, Georgia, and in the acquisition of a 78,000 sq. foot shopping center in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Represented a leading real estate investor/developer in the acquisition and financing of a 21-story 446,000 sq. foot office tower and in the acquisition of raw land in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia.
Represented a local developer specializing in historic preservation projects in the conversion of a steel mill to form a medical office condominium development and in the conversion of a school house to form a luxury residential condominium development in Augusta, Georgia.
Represented the nation’s largest owner/operator of economy extended-stay facilities in the acquisition of extended-stay facilities in Georgia and Texas.
Represented national lending institutions and a foreign car manufacturer in the foreclosures of a hotel properties, shopping centers, apartment complexes, raw land and a car dealership located in throughout the State of Georgia during the last down-turn of the economy.
Lead counsel for a local developer specializing in historic preservation projects in the conversion of a textile mill to a medical office condominium and, simultaneously, in the conversion of a nearby former school building into a luxury residential condominium development, both in Augusta, Georgia.
Lead counsel for Lender in a $14.5 million loan for the acquisition of a remediated brownfield site and the construction of a 63,000 sq. foot Class A office building in downtown Charleston, South Carolina.
Acted as counsel to lender in a two-tiered loan for acquisition and development of a mixed-use “live-work-play” project. One City Walk is expected to become the focal point for a new city center for Sandy Springs, a community which was incorporated in 2005 and is now Georgia’s seventh-largest city. The project also involves the issuance of bonds through the Development Authority of Fulton County, due to the qualification of the project for a State of Georgia ...
Represented BB&T in early 2012 in closing one of the first major post-recession development loans in Atlanta, Georgia. This loan financed the construction of a mid-rise luxury multifamily development in the upscale Buckhead area of Atlanta. The project was constructed in an existing mixed-use development containing the Hotel St. Regis, and involved complex cross easements for parking and documentation of air rights. This transaction was significant as one of ...
Lead counsel to developer of mixed-use “Beltline” project (multifamily, office) in West Midtown, Atlanta in 2015.
Lead counsel to local real estate development organization in connection with acquisition, refinance and sale of multi-family development in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2012.