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