Real Estate

Real Estate Transactions & Finance

Well versed in navigating and negotiating commercial real estate transactions in all sectors.

Meet the team

Locke Lord's real estate transactions team are recognized leaders concentrating on sophisticated real estate matters involving all property types in the United States and United Kingdom. Our lawyers recognize that today's real estate transactions are increasingly complex, so experience, creative solutions and timely responses provide critical value to our clients.

Our real estate transactions lawyers are involved in a broad and diverse spectrum of transactions, including:

  • Acquisitions and dispositions
  • Commercial leasing, representing landlords and tenants in a full range of property types, including CBD and suburban office, retail centers and industrial properties
  • Development and construction
  • Land use and entitlements
  • Environmental
  • Private Public Partnership involving Infrastructure Development
  • Natural resources, including forestry and timber management
  • LEED, Energy Star and sustainable development and leasing
  • Planning and regeneration
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax development structuring
  • Representation of contractors, engineers, architects and other consultants, and their counterparties
  • Joint use and access issues
  • Hospitality, including franchise, licensing and management agreements
  • Partnership and joint venture structuring
  • Property management
  • Development risk management and tax counseling
  • Public and public/private improvement projects, including cost sharing, development and reimbursement agreements
  • Tenant in common structures and related tax free exchanges
  • Equity participations
  • Letters of credit and credit enhancement transactions
  • Affordable housing
  • Campus housing
  • Tax credits, including credits for affordable housing, new markets, historic property renovations

Our lawyers represent a diversified client base in real estate transactions, including:

  • Private equity funds
  • Public and private investment companies
  • Financial institutions, including insurance companies and commercial banks
  • Pension funds and their advisers
  • Private investors and family offices
  • Public and private university and health care systems
  • Development companies
  • Builders and contractors
  • Hotel operators