Real Estate Finance

Continuing economic recovery, high demand, and volatility in the equity markets drive strong domestic and international capital flow into U.S. real estate assets. The capital influx is providing new opportunities and supporting fast-paced financing activities that require deep industry understanding and legal expertise.

Key Contacts

Virginia M. Pedreira Partner Seattle, WA
Overview

Stoel Rives’ Real Estate Finance attorneys offer broad national experience representing various lenders and borrowers across the spectrum of asset types. Our team will partner with you in strategic decision making about financing mechanisms to achieve your business goals. Our clients rely on our expertise in handling complicated finance transactions and getting to closing on time and within budget.

Our clients include a wide range of regional and national lending institutions, including banks, insurance companies, credit unions, as well as private equity investors, finance companies, REITs, pension funds, and other commercial lenders. We also represent developers, corporate and institutional owners, and Native American Tribes seeking to finance their new development projects and meet their ongoing business needs.

Our Services

  • Commercial real estate secured lending
  • Construction lending
  • Legal opinions
  • Alternative finance structures
  • Mezzanine financing and intercreditor arrangements
  • Sale and leaseback arrangements
  • Tax exempt bond financing
  • HUD and USDA Financing
  • Loan and lease workouts, foreclosure and restructuring
  • Agribusiness lending
  • Loan sales and participations
  • Project finance

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 multi-family housing. Our project experience reflects the recent growth cycle in urban housing and office construction, the proliferation of renewable energy development, and increasing commercialization and development of agricultural operations. To provide a full range of services, our team supports and is supported by our nationally recognized colleagues in energy, tax, environmental, corporate, litigation, and other practice areas.

Matters
  • Closed over $1.5B in loan transactions for a Fortune 500 lender in 2016.
  • Serve as regional counsel for real estate investment division for one of the largest life insurance companies in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Represent 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 non-profit 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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