Kamron Massumi

Of Counsel

Direct: 404.873.8116
Fax: 404.873.8117
Atlanta
171 17th Street, NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363

Biography

Kamron is of counsel in the Real Estate practice and a member of the Retail Real Estate team.

Kamron has extensive experience in all facets of commercial real estate leasing and development and has represented both landlords and tenants in lease negotiations and buyers and sellers of commercial properties. Kamron’s practice primarily supports clients involved in retail and restaurant leasing and development throughout the United States. Prior to joining the firm, Kamron served as in-house counsel for major mixed-use developers in New York, Houston, and the Rio Grande Valley and has experience with a broad array of asset classes in addition to retail, including industrial, warehouse/distribution, medical, and office. Additionally, Kamron assists owners of shopping centers with the negotiation of service, construction, and other management-related contracts.

Experience

  • Acted as the lead attorney responsible for negotiating and drafting more than 30 restaurant, retail, and nightclub leases in ground floor/mezzanine spaces throughout New York City.

  • Represented developer and owner of retail centers in Laredo and the Rio Grande Valley and directed lease negotiations with Starbucks for their third location in Laredo.

  • Acted as lead counsel on behalf of the owner of a major regional mall located in west Houston with respect to three leases totaling 12,500 square feet of retail space.

  • Lead landlord attorney for the lease of 3,000 square feet of restaurant space in a west Houston retail center to a nationally branded sandwich chain.

  • Represented a Texas-based, casual Mexican restaurant chain in the negotiation of junior anchor restaurant leases throughout Texas.

  • Represented a major Houston-based restaurant holding company in relocation and lease negotiations in connection with the redevelopment of a major Houston shopping complex.

  • Lease for 4,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space in a new medical tower being constructed in west Houston to a nationally branded café/deli quick-service restaurant.

    • Played a key role in the expansion of a developer’s footprint in the Rio Grande Valley through the acquisition of: (i) 3,400 acres of raw land, (ii) three retail centers comprising 110,000 square feet, (iii) 30,000 square foot office building and (iv) and five industrial buildings.
  • Lead attorney representing the seller of a 50,000 square foot office building in Houston.

  • Acted as the lead attorney responsible for negotiating and drafting more than 80 commercial office leases in New York City and Long Island, New York.

  • Represented owner and developer of a 104,000 square foot office building in Houston and 42,000 square foot office building in San Antonio.

  • Represented both landlords and tenants on behalf of a major Houston-based commercial real estate services firm.

  • Represented the owner of a newly constructed office building in Houston’s Energy Corridor in leasing more than 100,000 square feet of office space to a multinational, foreign-based oil-field services engineering firm.

  • Served as lead landlord attorney in a lease for 96,000 square feet of office space to a major Houston-based independent natural gas exploration and production company.

  • Represented a landlord in a relocation of a Houston-based oil-field services engineering firm tenant to more than 48,000 square feet of office space

  • Negotiated and drafted a lease on behalf of a landlord for 20,000 square feet of office space for a Houston-based insurance holding company.

  • Coordinated the purchase of a 215,000 square feet remanufacturing facility in Killeen, Texas.

  • Assisted in the acquisition of several tracts of raw land on behalf of a developer of light industrial use.

  • Coordinated the relocation of twelve medical professional offices in connection with a planned renovation of an existing hospital located in a west Houston medical campus.

  • Relocation and expansion of medical office space totaling 12,000 square feet and a new lease for 4,000 square feet of additional medical office space in an adjoining professional medical tower located in a west Houston medical campus.

  • Acted as the lead attorney responsible for negotiating and drafting more than 40 medical office leases in New York City and Long Island, New York.

Credentials

  • The University of Texas School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Arts - History,
    cum laude
  • State of New York
  • State of Texas
  • Professional:

    • State Bar of Texas
    • State Bar of New York
    • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
    • Iranian-American Bar Association
    • CoreNet

     

    Community:

    • Delegate, Episcopal Diocese of West Texas Council (2019)
    • Volunteer, Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church’s Way Station ministry – homeless outreach in Houston (2012 – 2013)