Our firm’s real estate finance practice touches all aspects of real estate secured financing transactions, including acquisition, development, construction and permanent financing, and CMBS, agency and recourse and non-recourse for both lenders and borrowers throughout the United States. We are intimately familiar with financing a variety of real estate asset types and classes, both vacant and improved and fee simple and leasehold. Financed real estate properties have included multifamily projects, residential subdivisions, office parks and towers, medical office building (MOB), seniors housing, industrial parks and buildings, hotels, marinas, ski and other resorts and golf courses, and shopping centers and regional malls. Borrower clients have included real estate investors, developers and builders, while lender clients have included private parties, banking and thrift institutions, insurance companies, pension funds and REITs, many of which are out-of-state lenders.
Our real estate finance practice encompasses negotiation of loan commitments, conduct of due diligence investigations, review of title and survey, preparation and negotiation of loan documents, intercreditor agreements and legal opinions, review of environmental matters, issuance of title insurance, conducting of loan closings, and provision of escrow services. As a Florida agent for every major title insurance underwriter in the United States, the firm also conducts insured closings in financing transactions where it is issuing lender’s title insurance. We are also familiar with closing tax free exchanges (both forward and reverse) under Section 1031 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, and handling revenue bond financing transactions (including financing through the issuance of revenue bonds by Community Development Districts).