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REAL ESTATE

Future-focused, business-grounded advice and thoughtful solutions to help you structure, negotiate and close the most complicated real estate and finance deals.

Our approach

The real estate industry is driven by constant changes in capital markets, finance opportunities, new tax incentives, business demand, demographics and entirely novel technology-driven industries.

Our clients are looking for counsel that can identify trends and tap resources to multiply their opportunities.

Whatever the project, we are constantly thinking about what’s next for our clients. Which means a focus on sustainability, transforming communities and leveraging incentives to get shovels in the ground. Real people, real knowledge, creating real partnerships and opportunities.

Who we work with

We work with the full range of participants in the market and with every class of asset, for example:

Affordable housing

We work with every kind of affordable housing—from communities designed for the elderly, to those needing supportive services and housing for veterans. And we use every type of financing resource from HUD, including tax-exempt bonds and tax credits.

Corporate real estate and institutional owners and investors

We work with corporate on their real estate strategies addressing changing needs, especially in a down market when companies are consolidating space, whether they own or lease. By the same token, institutional owners and investors need to satisfy financial growth demands. Since real estate is one of any company’s biggest expenses, paying attention to opportunities pays off.

Entertainment, sports and convention centers

Some of the most successful sports franchises have engaged us to help build new stadiums, including the New York Yankees, Mets, Giants and Jets. Whoever your team is, we have the capability to steer your stadium build from the ground up.

Higher education

Colleges and universities are a sweet spot in our practice. We can help you establish and maintain a solid governance structure and tap into available public and private financing for new infrastructure projects—all in accordance with exempt status requirements.

Industrial and manufacturing

We help manufacturing companies find and build their large, often-specialized facilities. We also connect owners with developers looking to repurpose old industrial sites for contemporary public and commercial use.

Military

We assist developers and investors who build housing or install solar power for various branches of the U.S. military.

Museums, theaters and the arts

We have helped nonprofit and for-profit arts organizations to expand their facilities or relocate. We bring the added benefits of tax credit financing experience, nonprofit knowledge and an Arts and Cultural Institutions team that knows arts-related issues inside and out.

Retail

We work with some of the world’s biggest franchises and brands on their headquarters and retail spaces—whether negotiating leases or constructing entirely new buildings.

Media Clips

  • Industry leaders cautiously optimistic post-election
    Affordable Housing Finance | November 21, 2016
    New York City affordable housing strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen is quoted in this article about impacts the recent election may have on the New York City affordable housing industry. In the article, Deborah emphasizes that President-Elect Trump knows real estate finance, is from New York, and likely understands the importance of affordable housing programs.
  • Boston business leaders react to news of President-elect Donald Trump
    Boston Business Journal | November 9, 2016
    This article is a roundup of Boston-area business leaders’ reactions to the outcome of the U.S. Presidential Election. Boston real estate partner Chris Froeb comments on the impact the Trump Administration may have on the Boston real estate community.
  • Swedish Investor Adds To Cambridge Multifamily Portfolio
    Banker & Tradesman | October 4, 2016
    Boston real estate partner Christopher Froeb and associate Christina Ricotta are mentioned in this article representing Akelius US LLC in its acquisition of Forest Court Apartments in Massachusetts.
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  • People on the Move
    Los Angeles Business Journal | October 3, 2016
    This news brief highlights the arrival of Los Angeles real estate partner Bryan LeRoy.
  • Real Estate Giants: 30 Hudson Yards, New York
    Law360 | September 30, 2016
    This article, the eighth story in a series looking at the law firms and lawyers behind the 10 tallest U.S. towers currently being built, focuses on 30 Hudson Yards in New York. New York City real estate partner David Portal is noted as representing Hudson Yards Infrastructure Corp.
  • Nixon Peabody Snags Ex-Manatt Real Estate Partner in LA
    Law360 | September 29, 2016
    This feature story highlights the arrival of Los Angeles real estate partner Bryan LeRoy.
  • Jewelers Exchange won't help advance plan for high-rise
    The Boston Globe | May 5, 2016
    Boston real estate partner Larry DiCara provides commentary in this feature article on a proposed new high-rise building in Boston’s Downtown Crossing area.
  • Over A Dozen Firms Guided Largest Q1 Real Estate Deals
    Law360 | May 4, 2016
    The $390M purchase of a premier site within New York’s South Street Seaport Subdistrict by Oceanwide Center NY LLC, a subsidiary of Oceanwide Holdings Co., is among the 10 largest Q1 real estate deals. Nixon Peabody advised Oceanwide on the transaction. The coverage notes the deal team was led by partners Denise Pursley, Colette Dafoe and David Cheng.
  • Driverless Cars Pave the Way for Real Estate Development
    Law360 | April 7, 2016
    Los Angeles partners Justin Thompson, Rudy Salo and associate Daniel Eliav co-authored this piece discussing the potential impact driverless technology could have on real estate development as well as infrastructure financing.
  • Gold Coast Development Scaled Way Down After Major Legal Battle with City
    DNAinfo: Chicago | March 28, 2016
    Chicago partner Chuck Bernardini is quoted in this feature article discussing the issue of zoning and development in Chicago.
  • In-House Counsel Profile: FreshDirect LLC's Mike Brizel
    National Law Journal | February 1, 2016
    This profile features FreshDirect’s Mike Brizel and provides an overview of the company, the in-house counsel’s background and current legal team. The section dedicated to “Outside Counsel” prominently features Nixon Peabody as Brizel’s go-to for all Bronx-based real estate matters.
  • Revived Real Estate Market a Boon for Transactional Attorneys
    Daily Journal | December 30, 2015
    Los Angeles Real Estate partner Justin Thompson provides commentary in this story on real estate market trends.
  • The Current Legal State of Hotel-Condo Development
    Hotel Executive | December 1, 2015
    Los Angeles Real Estate partner Justin Thompson authored this column discussing notable legal developments paving the way for a resurgence in developer interest in condo-hotel projects.
  • Condo proposal stirs zoning flap in fast-growing West Loop
    Crain's Chicago Business | December 1, 2015
    Chicago Real Estate partner Ron Cope is quoted in this story discussing the dispute over a proposed nine-story condo building in Chicago’s West Loop.
  • Firms Feted for Pro Bono Work
    New York Law Journal | November 6, 2015
    The Lawyers Alliance for New York presented the 2015 Cornerstone Awards for outstanding pro bono legal services provided to nonprofit organizations. Long Island office managing partner Allan Cohen and Long Island real estate associate Ed Puerta were among the those honored.
  • Dealbook: Firms Wrestle with Making Room for Younger Lawyers
    The New York Times | November 5, 2015
    Nixon Peabody is positioned in this feature article as a firm focused on creating an entrepreneurial environment where attorneys can pursue their passion and thrive. CEO and Managing Partner Andrew Glincher is quoted discussing the need for attorneys to focus on the future. Associate Joe Carello, a member of our Labor & Employment practice and Food, Beverage & Agriculture industry team, is also quoted within the story discussing efforts to grow a practice providing legal services to craft breweries and how these efforts are supported by the firm.
  • Swedish Investor Acquires South Boston Properties for $169M
    Banker & Tradesman | October 16, 2015
    This coverage notes Akelius Residential AB’s purchase of two properties in South Boston. Real Estate partner Chris Froeb and Real Estate associate Christina Ricotta are noted as Akelius’ counsel.
  • Andrew Glincher of Nixon Peabody, on the Gears Inside Rebranding a Firm
    Forbes | September 15, 2015
    Managing Partner and CEO Andrew Glincher is featured in this leadership profile. Andrew discusses his leadership style and strategy in this in-depth piece.
  • Succession Planning
    Bloomberg BNA | September 1, 2015
    Managing Partner and CEO Andrew Glincher provides commentary in this piece on identifying and developing future leaders.
  • City rife with untracked development tax breaks
    Boston Globe | August 2, 2015
    Boston Real Estate partner Larry DiCara is mentioned in this article about his representation of Liberty Mutual in 2010 when the insurance giant opted to stay in downtown Boston.
  • Drought in Calif. is Changing the Real Estate Landscape
    Law360 | July 23, 2015
    San Francisco Real Estate associate Ian O’Banion and San Francisco Energy & Environmental associate Alison Torbitt authored this column discussing how California’s historic drought conditions are impacting the real estate industry.
  • Mayor backs plan for Widett Circle, even if city loses Olympics bid
    The Boston Globe | July 7, 2015
    CEO and Managing Partner Andrew Glincher is included in this article discussing plans to redevelop a prime area of Boston real estate. Andrew, a Real Estate partner, comments on potential construction costs.
  • Boston, Casino Developer at Odds over Roads
    The Boston Globe | July 2, 2015
    Boston Real Estate partner Larry DiCara is quoted in this story on the politics surrounding possible road improvements leading to and from the proposed Everett, MA, casino complex.
  • Immigration Program Has Bright Outlook
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | July 1, 2015
    Chicago Real Estate associates Greg Jeffers and Greg Linde coauthored this article discussing efforts to attract foreign capital investment into domestic projects through an employment-based preference visa issuance category. Click here to read the full article.
  • Back Bay Towers Offered for $1.5b
    The Boston Globe | June 4, 2015
    Boston Real Estate partner Larry DiCara is quoted in this article discussing two well-known office and retail buildings in Boston’s Back Bay that are on the market for $1.5 billion—among the highest asking prices for commercial space in Boston history.
  • How to Give Regular Feedback and Still Get Work Done
    Fast Company | April 21, 2015
    CEO and Managing Partner Andrew Glincher is quoted throughout this article sharing best practices in leadership.
  • End downtown Boston's Busmageddon
    CommonWealth | March 31, 2015
    Boston Real Estate partner Larry DiCara authored this article discussing the need for the MBTA to add reworking bus routes in an effort to ease Boston’s commuter problems.
  • Kid-Free Boston
    CommonWealth Magazine | March 19, 2015
    Boston Real Estate partner Larry DiCara co-authored this column discussing the decline in children among Boston’s population that is dramatically reshaping the city.
  • Marketplace
    New York Law Journal | March 4, 2015
    This coverage notes law firm Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman’s office move. New York City real estate counsel Tom Diorio represented the new building’s ownership in the deal.
  • China: The Wild, Wild East
    Seniors Housing Business | March 1, 2015
    Boston Real Estate partner and leader of the firm’s Seniors Housing team Allen Lynch authored this column discussing China as the new frontier for the U.S. seniors housing and care industry.
  • On Fairmount Line, Opportunity Knocks
    CommonWealth | February 18, 2015
    Boston Real Estate partner Larry DiCara authored this column discussing the importance of transit-oriented development.
  • Nixon Peabody Nabs Manatt Real Estate Pro In LA
    Law360 | February 12, 2015
    This feature story highlights the arrival of Los Angeles Real Estate partner Justin Thompson.
  • Looking for the Man or Woman on a Horse
    CommonWealth | January 20, 2015
    Boston Real Estate partner Larry DiCara co-authored this column discussing whether the 2016 presidential race can produce a transformational leader.
  • Walsh's State of the City
    WBUR (NPR Boston) | January 13, 2015
    Boston Real Estate partner Larry DiCara is featured in this coverage discussing Boston Mayor Walsh’s first year in office, what’s been working and his goals for the next year.
  • The Outlook for 2015
    Boston Business Journal | January 2, 2015
    CEO and managing partner Andrew Glincher is quoted in this cover story dedicated to what Boston business leaders see for the coming calendar year.
  • The Year in Review: Law Practice
    Daily Journal | December 17, 2014
    This coverage in California highlights our Health Care and Real Estate practices. Los Angeles Health Care partner Jill Gordon and San Francisco Real Estate Paul Schrier are quoted in this feature story highlighting the hottest areas of law this year and looking ahead to 2015.
  • Tricky Business: Taking Down Old Coal Plants
    POWER | December 1, 2014
    Rochester Real Estate partner Bruce Baker is quoted in this article on the unprecedented retirements of U.S. coal-fired power plants. Bruce's NP alert/blog post is the source of the commentary.
  • What's the Matter with Blackstone? The Steady Move to the Right of Worcester County's Small Working-Class Towns
    CommonWealth | November 17, 2014
    Boston Real Estate partner Larry DiCara authored this column examining a shift among the voting public in a few select Worcester County towns.
  • Thomas M. Menino: A View From City Hall
    WGBH (PBS) | October 30, 2014
    Boston Real Estate partner Larry DiCara, a former Boston City Council president and one-time candidate for mayor, authored this piece reflecting on the legacy of former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.
  • Christian Science Parcel Sells for $22M
    Boston Business Journal | October 22, 2014
    Boston Real Estate partner Larry DiCara provides third-party commentary in the implementation of long-term use restrictions reflecting Christian Science teachings in the nearly $22M sale of land near Boston's Christian Science Plaza.
  • Welcome to the Club: Advice from Old to New Partners
    Law360 | October 21, 2014
    Managing partner and CEO Andrew Glincher is quoted in this column on advice attorneys would give to new partners. Andrew’s comments address the “trusted adviser” relationship and approach to client service.
  • The Art of Dissolution, Winding Up, and Cancellation of a LLC
    Affordable Housing Finance | September 16, 2014
    Washington, DC, Commercial Litigation partner Le Dolan authored this column discussing the three stages of a limited liability company’s demise.
  • The New Old Downtown
    Bisnow | August 7, 2014
    This article previews a roundtable discussion on the transformation of Boston from a real estate perspective. Boston Real Estate partner Larry DiCara is quoted in the story.
  • Excellence in Law
    Daily Record | June 26, 2014
    This special section features the Rochester-area attorneys earning “Excellence in Law” distinctions. Rochester Energy & Environmental partner Jean McCreary is profiled among the “Top Women in Law.” Rochester Labor & Employment associate Joe Carello and Real Estate associate Darren Miller are among the “Up & Coming Attorneys.”
  • Tech Cos.' Chase for Space Adds Deal-Making Complex
    Law360 | June 6, 2014
    San Francisco Real Estate associate JR Garibaldi provides commentary in this feature on Bay Area tech companies’ efforts to procure office space.
  • 5 Legal Complications in Robust Calif. Winery Market Sales
    Law360 | June 2, 2014
    San Francisco Real Estate partner Paul Schrier discusses challenges in the active California vineyards acquisitions market.
  • People on the Move
    Boston Business Journal | February 4, 2014
    This coverage notes that Boston Real Estate attorney Chris Froeb has been elected to the firm's partnership.

Ideas

Moving Forward: The Trump Administration and the 115th Congress
November 17, 2016

Is your company's website violating the ADA?
Litigation Alert | December 21, 2015

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City of Boston updates its inclusionary development policy
Real Estate Alert | December 15, 2015

New York: broker's license may be required for property managers
Real Estate Alert | December 2, 2015

Building resilience—California real estate opportunities and challenges during the drought
Real Estate Alert | July 14, 2015

UPDATE: U.S. persons obligated to report their interests in foreign businesses and real estate on Form BE-10 may now submit a request to extend the deadline to August 31, 2015
Private Equity and M&A Alert | June 25, 2015

U.S. persons are obligated to report their interests in foreign businesses and real estate: deadline for new filers extended to June 30, 2015
Private Equity and M&A Alert | June 16, 2015

Webinar: BEA's Latest Filing Requirements for U.S. Companies with Foreign Owners
March 17, 2015

Labor & employment 2015 crystal ball
Employment Law Alert | January 29, 2015

2015 Business and Legal Trends to Watch
December 19, 2014

Builder beware! Federal court (mostly) rejects local building department's duty to enforce Fair Housing Accessibility Rules
Affordable Housing Alert | July 23, 2014

Retailers and other businesses breathe a sigh of relief: Court rules Target not required to have AEDs
Retail Alert | July 10, 2014

Steve Nelson's law: New York legislature passes bill requiring installation of carbon monoxide detectors in restaurants and commercial buildings
Real Estate Alert | July 2, 2014

Will large retailers (and others) be required to install and use emergency medical equipment?
Retail Alert | June 4, 2014

The second shoe drops: HUD (mostly) adopts DOJ accessibility standard
Affordable Housing Law Alert | May 29, 2014

The president calls for more REIT investment in renewable energy and the IRS responds
REIT Client Alert | May 19, 2014

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Press

Akelius US LLC finishes 2016 strong with a $64.25M real estate deal in South Boston; Nixon Peabody Represents Akelius in the deal
December 16, 2016

Nixon Peabody practices receive top tier recognition from U.S. News
November 1, 2016

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Nixon Peabody represents China Oceanwide in land acquisition for community development in Hawaii
October 28, 2016

Nixon Peabody represents Swedish investor Akelius in real estate acquisition
October 3, 2016

Nixon Peabody expands California Real Estate practice
September 20, 2016

Nixon Peabody represents China Oceanwide in land acquisition to build luxury resort in Hawaii
September 16, 2016

Nixon Peabody advises on $135 million affordable housing portfolio purchase in New York City
August 8, 2016

Nixon Peabody partner elected president of Rhode Island Bar Association
July 1, 2016

Legal 500 recognizes Nixon Peabody attorneys and practices
June 20, 2016

Nixon Peabody attorneys and practices ranked highly by Chambers and Partners in 2016
May 27, 2016

Focused on growing West Coast M&A practice and China practice, Nixon Peabody adds a partner in San Francisco
March 30, 2016

Nixon Peabody advises client on purchase of 17,000-square-foot building in Chicago
March 18, 2016

Oceanwide Holdings expands U.S. presence with purchase of large New York development site
March 17, 2016

Nixon Peabody Advises on First of its Kind Affordable Housing Transaction
March 11, 2016

Nixon Peabody advises Brookstone Partners in sale of cosmetics packaging company to German firm
March 4, 2016

Nixon Peabody introduces 2016 new partner class
February 1, 2016

China Oceanwide acquires land to build luxury resort in Hawaii
December 21, 2015

Chicago-based restaurant group taps Nixon Peabody in new venture
December 7, 2015

Nixon Peabody advises on $240m loan for New York’s first proton facility
November 11, 2015

U.S. News recognizes Nixon Peabody's top tier practices
November 2, 2015

Nixon Peabody advises Akelius Residential AB in first two Massachusetts acquisitions
October 15, 2015

Nixon Peabody advises in veterinary cancer practice acquisition
September 16, 2015

Colleagues and peers recognize Nixon Peabody partners as "Lawyers of the Year"
August 17, 2015

Legal 500 recognizes Nixon Peabody attorneys and practices
June 3, 2015

Nixon Peabody attorneys and practices receive high rankings from 2015 Chambers USA
June 1, 2015

Jones Day partner joins Nixon Peabody's Construction Team in San Francisco
April 2, 2015

Nixon Peabody growing again in Los Angeles: Justin Thompson adds real estate heft
February 10, 2015

Nixon Peabody advises Oceanwide Holdings on acquisition of San Francisco's TransBay development site
February 9, 2015

U.S. News Best Law Firms Names Nixon Peabody "Law Firm Of The Year" And Recognizes 70+ Services As Top Tier
November 3, 2014

Nixon Peabody advises Gannett in television station deal
June 19, 2014

Chambers ranks Nixon Peabody highly for legal counsel to growth industries
April 18, 2014

Nixon Peabody counsels client through international ports strategic alliance
April 7, 2014

Nixon Peabody Advises in 3M's Acquisition of Treo Solutions
April 1, 2014

Nixon Peabody's 11 newly elected partners navigate clients through a range of business issues
February 4, 2014

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