Sales, Acquisition and Development
We provide all services necessary for the sale, 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 in 2016.
Lead counsel to developer in connection with acquisition and development of multiple townhome multifamily properties from 2018-present in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina. Transaction value of multiple investments in excess of $70 million.
Lead counsel to developer in connection with acquisition and construction financing of approximately 500,000 s.f. industrial warehouse/logistics center in Atlanta, Georgia.
Lead counsel to publically-traded manufacturer in connection with acquisition and development of new foundry in Illinois. Transaction value approximately $16 million.
Lead counsel to developer in connection with the sale of multiple LIHTC properties in Georgia during 2017-2020 period with a combined transaction value in excess of $74 million.
Lead counsel to lender in connection with the 2020 acquisition and financing of a 125,000 s.f. medical office portfolio in Illinois.
Lead counsel to developer in connection with acquisition and development adaptive reuse project in 2019 of former city prison into approximately 70,000 s.f. of Class A creative office space, financed in part with state and federal historic tax credits. Total investment in excess of $20 million.
Lead counsel to developer in acquisition and development of adaptive reuse of former cotton warehouse in 2019 into a mixed-use retail and multifamily property in South Carolina. Total investment (including multifamily) in excess of $22 million.
Extensive experience includes representation of manufacturing companies in the purchase and sale of real property in Georgia, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas and Texas, representation of a national billboard company in the acquisition of sites for billboard use, representation of entities in the disposition of surplus real property, and representation of both purchasers and sellers in various purchase and sale ...
Represent clients in the acquisition and disposition of multi-unit apartment buildings in Georgia.
Lead counsel to developer for acquisition and construction financing for approximately $180 million Class “A” continuing care retirement community.
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 as lead counsel to landlord in connection with acquisition and development of retail outparcels and negotiation of dozens of single-tenant retail leases for multiple sites in Georgia, North ...
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 the handling of various broker related issues, representation of an agent in the listing and location management of property for advertising and production events, representation of property owners in lease and lease purchase transactions, and representation of a property owner in the sale of property to be developed as a residential subdivision.
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.
Experience includes representation as real estate counsel for a large national retail franchisor, representation of restaurant operators in the purchase and sale of business assets of franchise locations in Georgia and Florida, and representation of franchisees in the negotiation of new franchises and termination of existing franchises.
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.
- Drafted the purchase agreement for the sale of a medical practice business
Represented the seller of a medical practice, including sale of the land and building utilized for the practice located in central Pennsylvania and a lease back to seller, drafting all purchase documents, the lease and related disposition documents for the transaction.
Performed diligence and negotiated the asset purchase agreement for the $75 million acquisition of the Sunnyvale Marriott in Sunnyvale, California, along with negotiating and closing on the assumption of the existing CMBS loan for the property and a 1031 exchange for the property.
Led diligence and negotiated the asset purchase documents for the $42 million acquisition of the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel in Annapolis, Maryland, including review and negotiation of the ground lease and restaurant management agreement for the hotel. Also negotiated and closed on the $28 million acquisition financing for the property.
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- "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
- "Drafting Real Estate and Environmental Contract Provisions in M&A Agreements: Guidance for M&A Counsel" | Strafford CLE WebinarAugust 16, 2016
- Real Estate in Mergers and Acquisitions Jonathan B. Wilson