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Working at Taylor English provides the ideal place for me to utilize my 13 years as in-house real estate counsel for The Prudential and more than 16 years in private practice to effectively and efficiently represent my clients in commercial real estate transactions.

Mark Moeller’s relatively unique in-house and private practice experience has given him a greater understanding of the critical issues for purchasers and sellers, borrowers and lenders, landlords and tenants, and developers and contractors. He excels at finding creative solutions for complex problems and difficult negotiations because he understands what is important for the parties on both sides of the transaction. His attention to detail enables him to discover and solve future problems during his review of title, survey, leases, zoning, environmental and other due diligence items.

In addition to doing extensive work with traditional retail, office, apartment, industrial and warehouse properties, he also has extensive experience in student housing, senior living, golf course, hotel and timber transactions.  As a member of the Real Estate group and the Lending and Corporate Finance group at Taylor English, his practice includes acquisition, sale, financing, leasing and development work. He represents lenders and borrowers in connection with acquisition, construction and permanent loan financings. He also represents landlords and tenants in leasing transactions.

Prior to joining Taylor English, Mr. Moeller served as real estate regional counsel for The Prudential Insurance Company of America for 13 years and was in private practice with Morris, Manning & Martin LLP and the predecessor firm to McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP. In addition to acquisition, sale, development, and leasing work at Prudential, he was responsible for closing more than 200 loans totaling more than $2.95 billion during a 10-year period. At Prudential, Mr. Moeller also handled all timber acquisitions (more than $257 million), sales, leasing and property management issues for PruTimber, a subsidiary of Prudential that invested money for pension funds. At Morris Manning, he focused on acquisition, financing, and development work and completed 18 acquisitions totaling more than $133 million, including golf courses, hotels and student housing projects. Representative transactions include:

  • $273,000,000 construction loan on the Thomson Reuters Building in Times Square
  • $182,500,000 construction loan on Westin Hotel in Times Square
  • $100,000,000 revolving credit facility secured by four properties
  • $76,000,000 loan with a $23,000,000 mezzanine loan
  • $133,000,000 acquisition of timberlands
  • $42,000,000 acquisition assemblage (including a former dump site) for a mixed-use project
  • $32,000,000, $27,000,000, and $15,000,000 acquisitions and construction loans on student housing
  • $19,800,000 acquisition of a Hyatt hotel
  • $9,500,000 acquisition of a Sheraton hotel
  • $14,000,000 sale of a Hyatt hotel
  • $8,000,000 acquisition of the Patriots Point Links golf course with ground lease
  • $10,000,000 sale of the Bella Collina Golf Club
  • 60,000-square-foot office lease
  • 75,000-square-foot industrial lease
  • $46,000,000 workout of seven loans with cross-collateralization
  • $27,000,000 workout of an apartment loan
  • $16,000,000 workout of an office loan

At Taylor English, Mr. Moeller has represented purchasers, sellers, borrowers, lenders, landlords, tenants, and property owners in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions. Representative transactions include:

  • $34,000,000, $29,750,000, $27,000,000 and $17,800,000 apartment acquisitions and loans
  • Sale of more than 125 properties
  • 435,000-square-foot office and warehouse lease as tenant’s counsel
  • 113,000-square-foot industrial and office lease as tenant’s counsel
  • All office leases for a 284,000-square-foot project as landlord’s counsel
  • All industrial and office/warehouse leases for a 247,000-square-foot project as landlord’s counsel
  • $35,000,000 cross-collateralized loan on two student housing projects
  • $16,000,000 acquisition and construction loan for a student housing project
  • $13,000,000 acquisition and construction loan for a senior living project
  • $12,500,000 loan secured by multiple Taco Bell locations
  • $8,000,000 acquisition and refinancing of a golf course
  • Modification of more than 75 loans for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) as receiver for various banks
  • $35,000,000 and $25,000,000 foreclosures on retail and office properties
  • $20,000,000 loan (with a $3,000,000 revolving line of credit) on 11 properties
  • $16,000,000 revolving loan secured by accounts receivable and six properties

Mr. Moeller is a frequent lecturer and his seminar topics have included:

  • "Cornerstones of Commercial Purchase Contracts"
  • "Assembling Land for Real Estate Projects"
  • "Acquisition Due Diligence: Protecting the Client and Satisfying the Lender"
  • "Title Insurance and Surveys: Making Sure You Get All the Property Rights"
  • "Cross-Collateralization and Enhanced Loan Security Provisions"
  • "Deeds in Lieu of Foreclosure from A to Z"
  • "Fraudulent Conveyances and Traps for the Unwary"

Memberships

American Bar Association Committee on Life Insurance Company Investments, Former Chairman

American Bar Association Committee on Technology and Commercial Mortgage Lending, Former Vice Chairman

State Bar of Georgia Committee on Legal Opinions for Real Estate Transactions

State Bar of Georgia

American Bar Association

Community Involvement

Founder and Head Instructor of Atlanta’s Traditional Okinawan Karate-do Dojo since 1987

Guitar Player for the Praise Team at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection since 1999

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Experience

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Education

Duke University Law School, JD, with honors, 1986

University of Michigan, BA, English Honors Program, with honors, 1982

Bar Admissions

Georgia