Buchanan partners with our clients to manage real estate transactions from start to finish. We help to develop their ideas, navigate politics, finance deals and protect their interests by managing risks.
Our real estate practice counts among its clients many of the nation’s most active real estate developers, investors, brokers as well as the largest financial institutions in the country. We immerse ourselves in the local real estate industry while drawing on our nationwide bandwidth. Our collaborative approach of sharing ideas, experience and resources across our practice and firm brings our broad skill sets and industry know-how to you.
While handling large and small scale development, entitlement, leasing, and purchase and sale projects throughout our core markets and nationally, our team touches some of the most sophisticated parts of the industry. From grade A office complexes to sports arenas developments, medical facilities to higher education expansion projects, and oil and gas mergers and acquisitions and title certifications, we address your objectives and challenges. We are focused on being a cost-effective and practical choice for complex real estate transactions.
Comprehensive Thinking About Places and Spaces
You want lawyers who understand your business. Because we are entrenched in the real estate industry, we can help source architects, contractors, surveyors, traffic, parking, environmental consultants. Our firm resources, including our government relations practice, help clients remove potential roadblocks, providing more value and a strong sense of the local environment.
Multi-Dimensional Real Estate Development
From regional to large-scale complex projects throughout the United States, Buchanan understands the landscape of real estate development. We counsel clients on site assemblage, acquisition, due diligence, financings, leasing, easements, environmental compliance and land use regulations. Our broad experience enables us to provide efficient, practice and creative counsel.
Finding the Right Fit Financial Solution
We are a nationally recognized leader in real estate finance, representing banks and other financial institutions, funds, investors and developers in structuring, negotiating and closing a wide variety of real estate financings. Clients rely on our deep understanding of the real estate capital markets and ability to work through complex structuring issued as they arise.
The wide range of federal, state and local tax credits and incentives available is fiercely competitive. Our real estate attorneys and government relations professions assist with navigating this complex landscape and maximizing efficiencies and benefits including, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, New Market Tax Credits, Historic Tax Credits, Renewable Energy Tax Credits, and Enterprise Zone Tax Credits.
Permitting, Zoning and Regulatory Compliance Resolved
Today, more than ever, federal, state and local land use regulations complicate real estate development and slow down the permitting process. We work with local governmental officials, city planners, engineers, architects and environmental consultants to resolve zoning and land use issues to successfully complete even the most sophisticated real estate development project.
With today’s new investment structures and global investors, there is a growing reliance on skilled and experienced counsel who understands the latest trends and opportunities in leasing arrangements. By representing landlords, tenants, developers, and investors in a variety of office, industrial, retail, build-to-suit and ground leases and subleases, we anticipate challenges and provide analysis related to the impact of various leasing strategies. We evaluate the overall property asset management goals to assist our clients in selecting leasing methods and strategies with the most practical and economical outcome.
Pursuing Fairness in Eminent Domain Proceedings
Whether a development plan is for a new highway, a gas pipeline, an airport expansion or a parking lot, acquiring the land for public use to build on can be filled with various obstacles for the property owners, business owners and governmental entities. Our eminent domain team is experienced in helping property owners protect their rights and obtain appropriate compensation for their property as well as assisting clients requesting and exercising legitimate eminent domain authority.