Overview

About Andrew

Andrew Solomon is a partner in Stoel Rives’ Real Estate group who represents owners and investors in the purchase, sale, and leasing of retail, office, and industrial property as well as in related financial transactions. He has over 16 years of experience representing clients in the real estate development community and acts as the “go-to” counsel for one of the premiere industrial developers in the Pacific Northwest. In the commercial leasing arena, Andrew represents a number of owners of Class A office buildings. He has negotiated numerous lease agreements for corporate headquarters, as well as for warehouse and distribution facilities, and has represented regional and outlet mall owners on retail leasing matters throughout the country. Andrew also has experience resolving troubled assets for lenders, including negotiating loan modifications and the management and disposition of REO assets.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Andrew was a partner in Perkins Coie’s real estate and land use practice group.

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Experience

Experience

  • Represented owner in connection with the sale of an approximately 500,000-square-foot distribution facility to a REIT.
  • Represented option holder in connection with the sale to an institutional investor of an option to purchase an office building in Portland’s Pearl District.
  • Represented owner in connection with the sale of an approximately 250,000-square-foot light industrial park.
  • Represented developer in connection with acquisition and redevelopment of a historic building in Portland’s Pearl District. Work included negotiation of a purchase and sale agreement and negotiation of a joint venture agreement with an East Coast private equity firm.
  • Represented developer of proposed liquefied natural gas facility in southern Oregon in connection with site acquisition and project development. Negotiated option agreements for purchase of facility location and lease of vessel slip. Prepared enterprise zone tax abatement application. Negotiated tax increment financing agreements related to site acquisition. Worked with public agencies and tribes to obtain agreements related to site development. Prepared certification of consistency with Oregon Coastal Management Program under the Coastal Zone Management Act.
  • Represented seller in connection with the sale of an almost 400,000-square-foot business park.
  • Represented developer in connection with acquisition of 37 acres of land for development of an approximately 730,000-square-foot industrial/warehouse facility. Work included negotiation of purchase and sale agreement with public entity and negotiation of a joint venture agreement with a life insurance company.
  • Represented manufacturer in negotiation of 133,000-square-foot lease of office space for new corporate headquarters.
  • Represented buyer in the acquisition of a 120,000-square-foot office complex in Portland’s Pearl District .
  • Represented developer in connection with land acquisition, negotiation of a build-to-suit lease for a new fulfillment center, and pre-sale of the lease to provide construction financing.
  • Represented developer in connection with acquisition of 18.75 acres of prime industrial land in the City of Vancouver, Washington and the development of over 350,000 square feet of industrial/warehouse facilities. Work included negotiation of purchase and sale agreement and joint venture agreement, negotiation of a construction loan with a national bank, and leasing out of the entire project to three separate tenants.
  • Represented developer of large ethanol production facility in real estate aspects of development project including negotiation of numerous public/private partnership agreements related to site infrastructure development. Assisted in negotiation of project finance package.
  • Represented special servicer in connection with leasing and management of 1 million-square-foot regional mall.
  • Represented special servicer in connection with leasing and management of six outlet malls located throughout the country.
  • Represented owner of distribution facility in connection with two leases, totaling 500,000 square feet of space, to an auto parts distributer and an office supplies distributer.
  • Represented high-tech company in connection with lease of 47,000 square feet of office space for new headquarters.
  • Represented special servicer in connection with disposition of numerous shopping centers located throughout the country.
  • Represented local developer in connection with acquisition of boutique mall and office building.
  • Represented client in connection with development of new city hall for the City of Wilsonville, Oregon.
  • Represented landlord in lease of approximately 84,000-square-foot manufacturing facility to manufacturer.
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Honors
Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • Presenter, “What Recent Code Changes Mean for Your New Development or Existing Building,” The New Normal: Preparing for Portland’s New Development Trends, Stoel Rives LLP, Portland, OR, Oct. 24, 2018
  • Author of Oregon Chapter in State-by-State Guide to Commercial Real Estate Leases, 2018 Edition



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