Mixed Use Development

Representative Experience

  • Represented client in the land acquisition and development of numerous residential projects, with retail components, including joint venture with equity fund investor.
  • National representation of developers, owners and lenders (conventional and mezzanine) in connection with the structuring, acquisition, development, financing and disposition of multi-family projects consisting of over 75,000 units in the aggregate.
  • Represented Stafford Development, a national shopping center developer related to operational rights, as adjoining property owners involving a large big box user and local auto dealer for South Carolina property. Stafford could not move forward with certain tenant improvements needed to make the center again viable. Additional complexity was introduced when the auto dealer convinced the local governmental authorities to “pull” the building permits thus stopping improvement work at the center. Arnall Golden Gregory assisted in negotiating a settlement among all three parties that not only resulted in construction again commencing but affording the big box user certain restrictions on use by the auto dealer in exchange for enhanced access rights to such dealer.
  • Represented Jacoby Development in connection with the development of Aerotropolis, a mixed use project located on the 120-acre site of the former Ford Motors Assembly Plant adjacent to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Phases included the sale of property acres to Porsche for the development of its North American headquarters, the sale of property to the City of Atlanta and the proposed construction of a parking facility covered by solar panels.
  • Representing owners and investors in connection with the syndication, financing, acquisition, leasing and disposition of neighborhood shopping centers. Clients include Equinox Group, Stafford Development Company, Alterman Properties, Goddard Development Company and Trammell Crow Company.
  • Represented an institutional landlord, AIG Global Real Estate, in the leasing and property management of the Southeast’s largest mixed-used development comprising more than 500,000 square feet of retail space and multiple Class “A” office buildings.
  • Represented owner/developer in the preparation and negotiation of two long-term sports-use anchor tenant leases for to be developed mixed-use project.
  • From 2010 to present represented owner/developer of Lake Point® project, a 1,200+ acre assemblage for a mixed-use development north of Atlanta, including joint venture transactions, land acquisitions, project financing, preparation of declaration of covenants, restrictions and easements on the project, parcel sales and on two long-term youth sports-use anchor tenant leases.
  • Represented developer/owner of mixed-use urban redevelopment project of over 80 acres in obtaining approximately $80 Million of NMTC- subsidized financing for multiple phases of the development, including approximately 900,000 square feet of office space. The transactions involved 11 different CDE lenders and acquisitions of participations in existing leverage loans to 11 different NMTC investment funds.
  • Represented the developer of a mixed use condominium and retail project in downtown Atlanta, financed in part with Tax Allocation District bonds and New Markets Tax Credits.
  • Representing owner/developer in the preparation of declaration of covenants, operating and easement agreements, and air-rights sales contracts, for to-be-developed mixed-use urban redevelopment project.
  • Represented Lane Company in the development of apartment and condominium communities in the Atlantic Station project in Atlanta.
  • Represented a REIT in acquiring the dominant regional mall in Charlotte, North Carolina. After a period of permitting, we represented the REIT and subsequent owner in the redevelopment of the mall into one that would remain the dominant mall in the area. The representation included, negotiations with existing anchor tenants for approvals and for development of existing anchor stores, property exchanges, purchases of property from certain anchors, site plan approvals, reciprocal easement agreements, air rights agreements, sales of pads to anchors, ground leases to other anchors, shared parking agreements, agreements for the development of mixed use building with residences and others.
  • Represented owner/developer in development, financing and leasing of Atlantic Station, a 137-acre mixed-use Brownfield redevelopment project in Atlanta.
  • 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 owner, Mills Corporation, in the closing of $180 million construction/development financing for a regional mall development.
  • Representation in connection with $20-million, mixed-use development (including approximately 18,000 square feet of commercial space) located in Atlanta, Georgia, financed with both tax-exempt and taxable series of bonds, low income housing tax credits and CDBG funds.
  • Representation of developer in obtaining $52-million construction loan and related financing for mixed-use development in Atlanta's Midtown to contain retail, office space and residential condominiums.
  • Representation in connection with mixed-use historic rehabilitation development located in South Carolina, financed with I.R.C.§ 47 historic rehabilitation tax credits and conventional debt financing.
  • Representation of private developer in connection with multi-phase, mixed-use urban redevelopment project located in Memphis, Tennessee, financed with HOPE VI funds, tax-exempt bonds and low income housing tax credits.
  • Representation in connection with $130 million, multi-phase, mixed-use urban redevelopment project (including multi-family and single-family housing) located in Atlanta, Georgia, financed with HOPE VI funds, tax-exempt bonds, low income housing tax credits and Federal Home Loan Bank AHP funds.
  • Represented a developer in connection with multi-phased, mixed-use development comprised of multifamily and single family residential components, a new elementary school, a community center, a YMCA, a bank branch and other retail.
  • Represented a developer in connection with Caribbean-based development of luxury resort-anchored, mixed-use project, including negotiation of acquisition and concession documents with government.
  • Represented a real estate equity fund in connection with its investment in mixed-use urban development.
  • Represented a real estate investor in connection with equity investment in various retail, multifamily, office and mixed-use projects.
  • Represented a master developer in developing mixed-use project with hotel, retail and residential components.
  • Represented global hotel operator in the acquisition of a 400+ room hotel in a multi-parcel development in which the remaining sites were zoned for office buildings. In addition to negotiating the purchase and sale agreement and handling the acquisition, we renegotiated the declaration of covenants, easements and restrictions regarding the other parcels in the development to address parking, access and future development.