Locke Lord's Real Estate Transactions and Finance section is a recognized leader concentrating on real estate matters involving all property types in the United States and United Kingdom. Our lawyers recognize today's real estate transactions are increasingly complex, and timing is everything. Our lawyers represent a diversified client base in real estate transactions including real estate investment trusts, finance houses, pension funds and their advisors, private individuals and family offices, public and private university and healthcare systems, development companies, investors, homebuilders, contractors, hotel companies, commercial banks, insurance companies, savings and loan associations and finance and leasing companies.
Our services include legal representation in connection with:
Our attorneys regularly work on sophisticated matters in concert with talented and creative clients in connection with transactions involving raw land, residential subdivisions, offshore clients, office buildings, hotels, sports facilities, condominium projects and condo hotels, retail centers and pads, multi-family projects, bulk warehouse and service center facilities, healthcare facilities and university and military housing facilities. A few representative transactions our attorneys have been recently engaged to provide legal services in connection with include:
A Locke Lord team led by Brad Hawley and Nicole Olvera (both of Austin) represented JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (JPMorgan) and a syndicate of other banks, including Wells Fargo, on the Trammell Crow Block 71 construction financing in downtown Austin.
A Locke Lord team represented TruAmerica Multifamily LLC in its closing of a six-property multifamily portfolio in the suburbs of Baltimore, MD.
A Locke Lord team represented AVERA Companies, a Houston-based commercial real estate development, construction and investment firm, on the purchase and lease of a 41.7-acre site at the entry of the Houston Ship Channel.
Locke Lord represented affiliates of SunnyBrook Senior Living in the sale of a senior housing portfolio to American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust II for $164 million.
Locke Lord recently acted as counsel to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and several other financial institutions in connection with four construction loans to affiliates of real estate developer KDC Holdings, LLC for the building of several high-profile commercial projects in the Dallas area.