Industrial and Warehouse

Representative Experience

  • Representation of national food distribution company in various office and warehouse leases, including 550,000 square foot warehouse lease in Southeast and whole floor office lease in New York City.

  • Representing a national bank in construction loans for multi-family, condominium, retail, office/warehouse and office projects.
  • Representing an institutional owner in the acquisition and disposition of “power center” retail developments, multi-family projects, office/warehouse projects and office developments.
  • Represented national bank in connection with a $107 million line of credit secured by industrial warehouse facilities in Texas, California and Arizona.
  • Represented office/warehouse developer in development of an office/warehouse industrial park and the sale of the first parcel to a user. This involved addressing development and planning issues for the whole office/warehouse park, including architectural controls, roads, utilities, drainage and rail line access and required the preparation of a declaration of covenants, easements and restrictions. In addition to the declaration, there were a number of documents required to address the complexities of the transaction, including a purchase and sale agreement and a development agreement.
  • Representation of national biomedical company in lease of industrial space for research, manufacturing, storage and distribution.

  • Representation of real estate investment and development company in lease of approximately 12-acre industrial site in North Carolina.

  • Representation of light industrial developer and manufacturer in the acquisition of 23-acre site, including 400,000 square foot building, for its U.S. headquarters and manufacturing facility.
  • Represented the owner of a family business in estate planning and the ongoing governance among his daughters after death. The client desired to provide for his wife and daughters, but also to provide for the continuation of the family business and family harmony. 
  • Over a 10 year period represented a major international real estate company in the purchase, sale and financing of real estate with a total transaction value of $8 to 10 billion. Representation included formation, operation and dissolution of joint ventures with regional and super regional shopping center, retail and industrial property owners, and the purchase, financing and sale of office building and industrial properties. The transaction size ranged from approximately $20 million to approximately $325 million, the securitized debt secured by jointly owned shopping center ranged from $70 million to approximately $200 million and conventional bank debt transactions were at various amounts up to $1.6 billion.
  • Represented global consumer products client in negotiating purchase agreement of manufacturing facility in Forest Park, Ga., completing significant environmental due diligence, applying for inclusion in Georgia Brownfields program and obtaining approval of Brownfield Compliance Status Report and final Limitation of Liability from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division.
  • Assisted large food distribution company in evaluating property in Massachusetts for large land acquisition with respect to Natural Resource issues, primarily Wetlands and other Jurisdictional Waters and Endangered Species.
  • Represented a Fortune 500 consumer goods company in the negotiation of a 1.4 million square foot build to suit regional warehouse and distribution center located in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia. The facility is used for the storage and distribution of consumer products and regulated chemicals.
  • Represented institutional owners in connection with leasing and management of portfolio of multiple office and office/warehouse buildings, including a 355,000 square foot office/warehouse lease.
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of client sued for numerous claims relating to lease of a cold storage facility/warehouse and dispute with landlord relating to use of the facility and the property surrounding the facility. Obtained very favorable settlement terms (including dismissal of all claims against client) following the entry of summary judgment.
  • Representing a Fortune 100 national food distribution company as outside North American real estate counsel with regard to all acquisitions, developments, leases and dispositions of real estate in the United States and Canada.
  • Representation of a manufacturing company in the acquisition and tax-exempt bond financing of its $8 million headquarters location in a covenant restricted industrial park.
  • Representing a foreign equity investor, Profimex Ltd., in structuring joint venture with U.S. based developer of office/flex properties and closing acquisition and financing of first development in North Carolina, and in structuring the joint venture for the acquisition of three office/flex buildings in suburban Atlanta, Georgia, and closing the acquisition and financing of same.
  • Representation of developer in acquisition of multiple building industrial park and subsequent leasing activity in the Southeast.

  • Represented national warehouse company in the acquisition, operation and disposition of refrigerated warehouse properties.
  • Representation of retailer in acquisition of inventory and supply warehouse across the United States.

  • Represented a joint venture of three international and one U.S. real estate company in acquiring a major real estate advisor, reviewing ongoing co-investments by the real estate advisor on behalf of the joint venture and then represented the joint venture in selling the real estate advisor and its related co-investments for approximately $560 million.
  • Represented a REIT in connection with acquisition and financing of several large refrigerated warehouses and distribution facilities.