Mark R. Feichtinger

Mark R. Feichtinger
Retired Partner
Portland, OR
Overview

About Mark

Retired partner from the Real Estate Section of the firm’s Development Law Group, Mark worked with owners of real estate, development entities and public bodies purchasing, developing, financing and leasing commercial real estate and natural resources, including renewable energy. He also worked with numerous companies, including U.S. and Japanese-owned entities, that own or occupy real estate in connection with their general business operations.

Mark served six years as a Rear Admiral, culminating a 35-year career in the United States Navy in active and reserve capacities. He served as the commander or director of eight military organizations with as many as 3,000 personnel, and served extensively with the U.S. Submarine Force and joint military commands.

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Experience

Experience

Purchase and Finance

  • Represented Brookfield Asset Management in connection with the acquisition of Longview Fibre Company. Coordinated legal team due diligence for 600,000 acres of timberlands in Oregon and Washington. Negotiated real property and timberland aspects of $1.2 billion in short-term acquisition financing, and $1 billion in long-term secured financing. Coordinated transfers of all timberlands to newly formed subsidiary.
  • Negotiated and coordinated real property elements of a $480 million bond debt financing for Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging, Inc., secured by mill and packaging plants in five states.
  • Led U.S. legal team support for Knorr Foods Co., Ltd., in connection with the structuring, negotiation and closing of the acquisition by stock purchase of New Season Foods, Inc., a food processing operation in Washington County, Oregon.

Real Estate and Energy Development

  • Coordinated acquisition of real estate interests and controls, or evaluation of real estate and land control aspects of membership investments, for wind farm and solar development projects located in the Northwest, Midwest and on the East Coast.  Most recent projects located in Oregon, Idaho, California, Long Island, NY, and the Palouse area of Washington.
  • Worked with Downtown Vitality Partners and The Columbian Publishing Company to acquire and redevelop six blocks of downtown property. Included construction and leasing of a six-story headquarters building and Class A office space. Coordinated transfers of land and negotiation of covenants and development agreements to facilitate City development of new Hilton Hotel and Conference Center.
  • Negotiated long-term ground lease and transfers of city vacated property for development of a five-story, Class A office building on a gateway I-5 interchange to Vancouver, Washington.
  • Worked with three Japanese-owned companies for development or location of manufacturing, distribution and engineering facilities in Clark County, Washington.
  • Supported U.S. companies with site evaluation/development for high-capacity computer data center projects in the Northwest.

Public Entity, Private Entity Development and Negotiation

  • Represented the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District in the development and completion of a 90,000-square-foot main library facility, as part of a four-block, high-rise redevelopment with proposed public parking facility in Vancouver, Washington. Worked with District to acquire land control and develop two additional public library facilities, and negotiated a new ground lease for the existing headquarters facility.
  • Assisted the Lake Oswego Corporation, the owner and operator of Oswego Lake, in the negotiation of easements and other agreements with the City of Lake Oswego for the City's recently completed $90 million, buoyant sewer interceptor through Oswego Lake.
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Honors

Honors & Activities

Professional Honors and Activities

  • Member, Washington State Bar Association
  • Member, Oregon State Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Board of Directors, Officer, Identity Clark County
  • Member, Steering Committee, Clark County, Washington, Economic Development Plan
  • Former Chairman and Member, Board of Directors, Columbia River Economic Development Council
  • Former President and Director, Community Foundation for Southwest Washington
  • Former President and Board Member, Southwest Washington Independent Forward Thrust
  • Former Chairman, Clark County United Way Campaign
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, United Way of the Columbia-Willamette (four-county area)
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