Real Estate + Development

Robinson+Cole's Real Estate and Development practice is national in scope and includes a range of commercial real estate legal services with a special emphasis on representing national and commercial banking institutions, mortgage banks,  nonprofit mortgage lenders, investment banks and other institutional lenders and funds in complex structured finance transactions, including the following:

•    construction, conduit, interim, and permanent financings
•    forward loan commitments
•    lines of credit
•    letter of credit transactions
•    mezzanine loans
•    loan participations
•    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac originations
•    mortgage-backed bond credit enhancements
•    commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) transactions
•    loan participations
•    loan and loan portfolio purchases and sales

Our comprehensive experience embodies transactions across all asset types, including the following:

•    multifamily residential developments including affordable housing
•    retail properties and shopping centers
•    mixed use developments
•    development sites and assemblages
•    office and commercial properties 
•    industrial complexes
•    hotels, resorts and timeshares
•    condominiums and cooperatives 
•    hospitals, medical office, nursing homes, and health care facilities
•    educational and institutional properties
•    research and development and biotech facilities

We have extensive experience representing lenders in low- and moderate-income housing and related community development transactions structuring affordable housing transactions on a national basis using federal, state, and local subsidy and incentive programs, including low-income housing tax credits, historic rehabilitation tax credits, and new markets tax credits.  We maintain strong working relationships with governmental housing authorities nationwide.  Our lawyers are skilled at helping clients meet their affordable housing lending objectives and fulfill their obligations under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).

In additional to our finance expertise, lawyers within the Real Estate and Development Practice Group regularly handle transactions involving the acquisition or disposition of multiple properties, advising national, regional, and local developers in connection with the construction and rehabilitation of mixed-use, transit-oriented, commercial, industrial and multi-family properties, and representing landlords and tenants in complex leasing transactions involving commercial and retail space nationwide.