Real Estate Acquisition and Development
Represented developer in connection with acquisition, financing, and development of D.C. USA, an approximately 540,000 sq. ft. retail and entertainment project in the Columbia Heights section of Washington, D.C., across from the historic Tivoli Theater.
Represented developer in connection with acquisition, financing, and development of the Southeast Federal Center (now known as The Yards), an approximately 42.5-acre multi-use development parcel located in Washington, D.C., on the southeast waterfront between the Washington Nationals baseball stadium and the Navy Yard. The transaction is one of the largest redevelopments in the District of Columbia and one of the largest dispositions of urban real property by the federal government.
Represented a large religious organization with respect to the redevelopment of a property located in midtown Manhattan, including construction of a new headquarters facility for such an organization.
Represented a large code promulgation nonprofit organization with respect to various owned and leased real properties throughout the United States.
Represented various entities engaged in mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions in which leased and/or owned real estate comprised some of the underlying assets.
Represented various investors with respect to the acquisition, disposition, and financing of commercial, industrial, retail, residential, mixed-use, and other types of real estate or of equity interests therein.
Represented a national investment management company that was the sponsor member in a joint venture transaction in which 26 industrial properties were acquired in multiple states across the United States. This representation included negotiating a purchase and sale agreement for 25 of the properties (and a separate agreement for the remaining property); conducting environmental, land use, title, and survey review; preparing opinion letters required by the lender for eight of the states in which properties were acquired; and preparing for and handling the closing of each acquisition.
Real Estate Leasing
Represented landlord in connection with a lease to Qwest Communications of approximately 100,000 sq. ft. at Eckington Place, Washington, D.C.
Represented landlord in connection with a lease to XM Satellite Radio of approximately 125,000 sq. ft. at Eckington Place, Washington, D.C., used for XM’s global headquarters and studios.
Represented a national telecommunications company as a tenant in connection with more than 20 office leases and data center leases across the country.
Represented a large national collocation services provider in connection with leases of collocation facilities and licenses with collocation customers.
Represented a large code promulgation nonprofit organization in connection with the lease of its headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Represented a large nonprofit teacher support organization in connection with the lease of its headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Represented a large governmental advisory firm in connection with the lease of its headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Represented a large mutual fund in connection with the lease of its headquarters in Bethesda, Md.
Represented large local ballet organization in connection with the lease of a practice and performance space at Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus, located in southeast Washington, D.C.
Represented a large nonprofit charitable disease foundation in connection with office leases throughout the country.
Represent restaurant tenants in the negotiation of leases for restaurant space.
Real Estate Financing and Workouts
Represented a large institutional lender in structuring debt and equity facilities with respect to real estate assets.
Represented a large institutional lender in a work out of defaulted debt facilities, obtained through a repo agreement, as a result of the bankruptcy of a large investment company.
Represented a large financial organization in its acquisition and refinancing of large pools of mortgage and mezzanine loans.
Represented numerous developers and property owners in mortgage and mezzanine financing.
Represented nonprofit organizations in developing guidelines and procedures with respect to donations of real property.
Represented various nonprofit organizations in connection with the acquisition, management, and disposition of donated real property.
Represented a religious higher educational institution in all aspects of wind down of operations, including the disposition of real estate, disposition of UPMIFA-subject endowments, required submissions to controlling governmental regulatory agencies, disposition of personal property, and other matters.
Represented board members in connection with board control issues and disputes.
Represented an animal welfare organization in connection with matters related to corporate formation and organization, corporate governance, contracts, and compliance with state and local laws.