Real Estate & Community Development
REAL ESTATE & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
As the economy slowly recovers, the real estate industry needs counsel that can identify and tap resources that will increase opportunities. New projects that can leverage federal and state financing incentives are increasingly attractive. Our in-depth knowledge of these programs makes Nixon Peabody a valuable partner in a complex transaction.
Nixon Peabody has more than 100 attorneys working in the U.S. and Europe, with deep experience in virtually all matters related to real estate, including real estate finance, restructuring and workouts, acquisition, securitization and structured finance, investment management and asset recovery, and development of commercial real estate. Of particular strength is our knowledge of the capital markets and our ability to assist financial institutions, governmental agencies, pension, private equity, and hedge funds, which are all playing greater roles in the real estate markets domestically, in Western Europe, and in the emerging markets in Asia and Africa.
With experience that spans a vast variety of deals, properties, and asset classes, the real estate and community development attorneys at Nixon Peabody intuitively understand our clients’ goals and work to meet them with speed, creativity, and efficiency. Because we have experience with such a wide variety of projects, clients can rely on us to structure deals innovatively and effectively, as well as anticipate and resolve sticky problems. Our areas of experience fall into four broad categories:
- Acquisitions and dispositions, development and land use, and leasing
- Affordable housing, tax credit finance and syndication, and sustainable development
- Capital markets and real estate finance
- Distressed debt and real estate workouts
Our attorneys represent a broad cross-section of clients from the private and public sectors. We have handled both straightforward and highly complex real estate transactions for domestic and foreign investment banks, commercial banks, insurance companies, pensions, private equity, and hedge funds, and other financial institutions, as well as individual investors, involving:
- Affordable housing
- Convention centers
- Franchised businesses
- Health care facilities, senior care, and assisted living
- Hotels and resorts
- Industrial sites, warehouses, and distribution centers
- Mixed-use properties
- Multifamily housing (affordable and market rate)
- Office buildings and parks
- Specialty housing including student, senior, and military housing
- Restaurants, theatres, and museums
- Retail centers and shopping malls
- Telecommunications and energy sites
- University and special-purpose buildings
Nixon Peabody’s Real Estate group offers comprehensive services to address the full range of business, legal, and regulatory issues clients face in today’s marketplace. The group often teams with our nationally-recognized Affordable Housing and Tax Credit Finance and Syndication practitioners for low-income housing and community development work, as well as renewable energy projects, New Markets Tax Credit-financed commercial development, and redevelopment of buildings that use the historic rehabilitation tax credit. These additional related areas of experience give our Real Estate practice a breadth and heft that is unparalleled.
Chambers USA has ranked members of our team, with clients praising our “attention to detail, deep knowledge, responsiveness, and great value” in 2010.
- Am Law Firms Look to Land Clients on the Ground Floor
The American Lawyer | June 1, 2013
Boston associates Courtney New and Mahmood Firouzbakht discuss their involvement with the Cambridge Innovation Center, the largest flexible office facility for growing technology and life sciences companies in the Greater Boston area.
- Excellence in Law
Daily Record | April 18, 2013
Rochester real estate associate Greg Nearpass is among the “Up & Coming Attorneys” recognized by the Daily Record as part of its annual “Excellence in Law” program.
- Where the Votes are in Boston
CommonWealth | April 9, 2013
This contributed article co-authored by Boston Real Estate partner Larry DiCara focuses on how voting power in Boston has shifted geographically over the past decade.