Real Estate Development

Real estate developers rely on our team as trusted advisors to guide them through the full lifecycle of development, from preliminary entitlement and environmental due diligence, to acquiring property and securing construction financing, to managing post-development matters, such as leasing, refinancing and disposition. Whether a project requires strong local connections, expertise in finance and tax credits issues, or experienced litigators, we help developers protect investments and mitigate risk to achieve their business goals.

Overview

We have depth and diversity of experience with a broad portfolio of complex development projects in the Pacific Northwest and across the country, including mixed-use, multi-family, affordable housing, office, hotel, retail, assisted living, stadiums, and industrial developments.

Services

  • Land use and entitlement
  • Environmental due diligence
  • Joint venture and partnership structuring
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Opportunity zones
  • Acquisition and ground leasing
  • Construction and project financing
  • Temporary construction easements
  • Project easements, shared use agreements, and covenants, conditions and restrictions
  • Financing and refinancing with institutional investment
  • Post-development commercial, industrial and retail leasing
  • Disposition
Matters

Multi-Family, Condominium and Residential Projects

  • Represented developer of a mixed-use condominium and townhome development on Bainbridge Island, Washington.
  • Represented a Seattle developer in the $16 million aggregation and acquisition of adjacent parcels near Minneapolis, Minnesota, for a mixed-use apartment and office building.
  • Represented a regional developer in connection with a binding site plan for a 1.2 million-square-foot, mixed-use shopping and multifamily property in Snohomish County.
  • Represented a private investor in connection with the acquisition, development, financing and sale of a 400-unit apartment project in Auburn, Washington.
  • Ongoing representation of national, publicly traded multifamily residential project developer on a regional basis in connection with the acquisition, development, financing and sale of multifamily residential and mixed-use projects throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Office, Hotel and Mixed-Use Projects

  • Represented developer in the development and sale of a $1.1 billion public-company headquarters in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood.
  • Represented developer of a 1.7 million square foot mixed-use office, hotel, retail and residential tower in downtown Seattle.
  • Represented developer of a 36-acre, transit-oriented development on former industrial space in Bellevue, Washington.
  • 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 a national developer in connection with a mixed-use, multiphase redevelopment project in Kirkland, Washington.
  • Ongoing representation of a large privately-owned hotel developer in connection with a complex land assemblage and redevelopment of a partially owned and partially ground-leased site in Seattle.

Industrial and Natural Energy Projects

  • Represented developer of proposed liquefied natural gas facility in southern Oregon in connection with site acquisition and project development.
  • Represented developer in connection with acquisition of 37 acres of land for development of an approximately 730,000-square-foot industrial/warehouse facility, including negotiation of purchase and sale agreement with public entity and negotiation of a joint venture agreement with a life insurance company.
  • 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 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.
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