Acquisition and Development
We provide all services necessary for the acquisition, disposition, financing and development of real estate. We work with clients on such matters as the preparation of purchase and sale agreements, the negotiation of development and construction agreements, and the review of surveys and title commitments. Our team also includes attorneys experienced in the structuring of transactions and entities, whether in the creation of joint venture real estate entities or in the structuring of transactions for optimal tax benefits. Additionally, our team works with clients in the ownership and operation of real estate assets and related facilities, including in the leasing and subleasing of space, negotiation of property management agreements, and re-financing of acquisition loans.
Lead counsel to seller in sale of 24 industrial properties located variously in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.
Represent clients in the acquisition and disposition of multi-unit apartment buildings in Georgia.
Lead counsel to Georgia-based developer of real estate in Buckhead, Atlanta for acquisition of real estate for development and construction of Class “A” continuing care retirement community in 2015.
Lead counsel to real estate developer in connection with new development of industrial park near Tampa, Florida, in 2016.
Lead counsel to developer in connection with phased sale and co-development of 90-acre retail and mixed use development near Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 2013 and 2014.
Lead counsel to purchaser in connection with multiple acquisitions of distressed, partially completed residential developments in 2013 and 2014.
Lead counsel to purchaser in connection with bulk purchases of numerous single family homes in multiple southeastern states in 2013 and 2014.
- Purchase, development, leasing and sale of more than a dozen national general merchandise and auto parts retailer sites in Georgia and Tennessee
Lead counsel to developer in connection with purchase, development, leasing and sale of more than a dozen national general merchandise and auto parts retailer sites in Georgia and Tennessee between 2002 and 2010.
Lead counsel to regional residential and mixed-use developer in connection with development of 300 unit multi-family development in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, in 2006 and 2007.
Lead counsel to national charter school in connection with purchase and development of real estate for charter schools in Georgia, Colorado, Ohio and Texas between 2006 and 2008.
Lead counsel to receiver in connection with multiple court-approved sales of operating properties in Georgia and South Carolina in 2014 and 2015.
Extensive experience includes representation of a large national franchisor in the acquisition and development of more than 800 new store sites, in the disposition of surplus property, and in the closing of more than 100 sale lease-back transactions; representation of a property owner in the sale of property to be developed as a residential subdivision, representation of restaurant operators in the purchase and sale of the assets of franchise locations; and ...
Experience includes representation as closing counsel in more than 100 sales of REO commercial and residential property, and representation as closing counsel in numerous closings of commercial property.
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 the nation’s largest owner/operator of economy extended-stay facilities in the acquisition of extended-stay facilities in Georgia and Texas.
Experience includes representation as closing counsel in numerous closings of residential property, and representation of property owners in lease purchase transactions.
Acquisition of a former dump site for $42.2 million for a mixed-use project with a $20 million loan.
Acquisition of 46 acres in a mixed-use project for $25 million with a $12.6 million loan
Acquisition of Patriots Point Links Golf Course in South Carolina pursuant to ground lease for $8 million.
Acquisition of the Smoke Rise Golf Club and loan refinance.
Acquisition of 900 acres for $8 million from multiple sellers with a $4.4 million loan.
Acquisition of 120 acres of an island containing a former Civil War battle site for $7.5 million.
Acquisition of 520-acre horse farm for $3.1 million with a $2.3 million loan and a $1.4 unsecured loan.
Acquisition of an apartment complex for $40.7 million with a $37 million acquisition and renovation loan in Atlanta, Georgia.
Acquisition of a Hyatt hotel for $19.8 million in Kansas, and a Sheraton hotel for $9.5 million in California.
Acquisition of a ground lease interest in a hotel for $4.4 million with a $3.3 million loan.
Acquisition of an office and warehouse building for $4.5 million with a $3 million loan.
Acquisition of a steelyard for $8 million with a $5.2 million loan.
Acquisition of three boat slips in a marina for $1 million.
Acquisition of timberlands in Georgia and Florida for $133 million for commingled pension fund account.
Acquisition by timber deed for $61.6 million and $33 million for commingled pension fund account in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida.
Acquisition of three industrial buildings for $13.3 million in Atlanta, Georgia.
Acquisition of raw land for $12 million for industrial development in Florida.
Raw land development for industrial distribution center in Florida.
Lead counsel to Georgia-based private fund in connection with acquisition and financing of $23.5 million multi-family portfolio of five properties in Tennessee and Georgia in 2015.
Lead counsel to developer of 90 unit multifamily “Beltline” project on East side of Atlanta in 2015.
Lead counsel to Georgia-based private fund in connection with acquisition and financing of $13 million multi-family property in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2015.
Lead counsel to developer of mixed-use “Beltline” project (multifamily, office) in West Midtown, Atlanta in 2015.
Co-lead counsel to seller in negotiating sale of entire portfolio of residential development land holdings including with respect to tax advice for structuring transaction valued in excess of $200 million in 2014.
Lead counsel to real estate developer in connection with disposition of multiple office buildings in Norcross, Georgia. Transaction value in excess of $18 million in 2014.
Lead counsel to regional commercial real estate developer in connection with purchase of 175,000 square feet of office buildings in Gwinnett County, Georgia, in 2014.
Lead counsel to private real estate investment firm in connection with sale of 300,000 square feet of office buildings in Gwinnett County, Georgia, in 2014.
Lead counsel to national cold storage company in connection with acquisition of 4.7 million cubic foot facility in Louisiana under lease purchase option from national food conglomerate, including negotiation of complex easement agreements regarding interface of adjoining plant facilities between business partners in 2013.
Lead counsel to private real estate investment fund in connection with due diligence and proposed acquisition of portfolio of 400 single family homes in Florida and Texas under low income tax credit financing regime in 2013.
Lead counsel to local real estate development organization in connection with acquisition, refinance and sale of multi-family development in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2012.
Lead counsel to regional developer in connection with development of 350 unit multi-family portion of mixed-use development in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, in 2009.
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- "Drafting Real Estate and Environmental Contract Provisions in M&A Agreements: Guidance for M&A Counsel," Strafford Continuing Education WebinarsAugust 16, 2017
- "Environmental Due Diligence and Contract Provisions," Real Estate in Mergers and Acquisitions, Webinar, National Business InstituteApril 27, 2017
- "Structuring and Drafting Real Estate Provisions in Merger and Acquisition Agreements," Real Estate in Mergers and Acquisitions, Webinar, National Business InstituteApril 27, 2017
- Real Estate in Mergers and Acquisitions Jonathan B. Wilson