Economic recovery, high demand, and volatility in the equity markets continue to drive domestic and international capital into U.S. real estate assets. Strong capital influx provides new opportunities and creates fast-paced financing activities that require deep industry understanding and legal expertise.

Stoel Rives’ Real Estate Finance attorneys offer broad national experience representing various lenders and borrowers across the spectrum of asset types.

Our clients include a wide range of regional and national lending institutions, such as banks, insurance companies, and credit unions, as well as private equity and investment funds, finance companies, REITs, pension funds, and other commercial lenders. We also represent owners and developers—nonprofit, for-profit, public, and tribal—seeking to finance either new or redevelopment projects or adjust operational assets to meet their ongoing business needs.

Our Services

  • Real Estate Partnerships and Joint Ventures
  • Distressed Real Estate
  • Purchase Money Lending
  • Senior Mortgage Lending
  • Project Finance
  • Construction Lending
  • Mezzanine Financing
  • Bridge Loans
  • Intercreditor Agreements
  • Sale-Leaseback Transactions
  • Tax Exempt Bond Financing
  • HUD and USDA Financing
  • Agribusiness Financing
  • Loan Workouts, Restructuring, and Foreclosure
  • Loan Sales and Participations

We have extensive experience in structuring and documenting financing deals across a diverse range of assets, including office buildings, shopping centers, mining and timber properties, vineyards, orchards, ranches and farms, agricultural and agribusiness properties, manufacturing and warehouse facilities, energy facilities, recreational properties, senior living facilities, condominium projects, affordable housing projects, and multifamily housing. Our project experience reflects the recent growth cycle in urban housing and office construction, the proliferation of renewable energy development, and the increasing commercialization and development of agricultural operations. Our Real Estate Finance Team also works closely with our energy, tax, environmental, corporate, and litigation practice groups to provide a full suite of related services.


  • Represented borrower in a significant capital loan ($300+ million) related to the office component of an extensive multi-use development.
  • Serve as regional counsel for real estate investment division for one of the largest life insurance companies in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Serve some of the largest commercial real estate lenders in the U.S. in financing transactions for office, retail, residential and industrial projects.
  • Assisted a Portland, Oregon-based real estate development corporation in the development and financing of a 223-unit, low-income housing project located at the edge of the downtown Denver central business district.
  • Advised joint venture partner in the structuring and financing of the Kirkland Parkplace mixed-use project.
  • Advised an insurance company lender on its $110 million refinancing of a hotel in Bellevue, Washington, consisting of a component of a mixed-use condominium project.
  • Represented nonprofit corporations in Oregon, Washington and California in bond financing transactions for new development projects.
  • Ongoing representation of Aegon USA Realty Advisors and its affiliate life insurance companies on the origination and servicing of commercial real estate loans throughout the Western United States.
  • Represented Inland Pacific Companies on several recent transactions including the purchase and financing of hotels in Michigan and Illinois, and major development projects in Colorado.
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