REAL ESTATE

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ADDRESSING PROPERTY MANAGEMENT ISSUES


Property management quickly becomes an exhausting, thankless endeavor if intelligent, long term processes are not instituted and followed. A pleasant, accommodating, but firm property manager is essential, but it isn’t enough. Our many years of in-the-field property management afford us a perspective based upon experience (not just legal theory). This battle-tested background makes us a phenomenal resource for our clients with property management issues.




ADVISING ON LAND USE AND ZONING ISSUES


Land use and zoning considerations should always be an integral part of site selection, as any necessary change to a property’s zoning or land use designation should be made a contingency to the property’s purchase. We help our clients holistically consider these issues before, during and after property acquisition.




COUNSELING IN MINING AND NATURAL RESOURCE LAW


We counsel our mining, oil and gas company clients on the intricacies of natural resource law that are all-too-often missed by the everyday speculator. This helps maximize the viability (and commensurate value) of a natural resource proje




CONSTRUCTION MATTERS AND ENGINEER, ARCHITECT AND CONTRACTOR RELATIONS


We assist our clients in the structure, oversight and execution of complex construction projects, including aspects from the negotiation and memorialization of the underlying architect and contractor retention agreements to the issuance of certificates of occupancy and beyond. Our sophisticated, but affable, detailed approach allows us to often establish pleasant working relationships with all involved—owners, engineers, architects and contractors (which ultimately proves very beneficial to the client).




COUNSELING ON PROPERTY REHABILITATION


A rehab/remodel endeavor can quickly become a nightmare if not approached objectively, reasonably and intelligently. The process is about so much more than the obvious aesthetic improvements. To be truly successful in an ROI sense, one needs to consider the enterprise comprehensively in a way that includes, among many other things, compelling signage, optimum use of the space, the neighborhood’s existing and/or planned competitive uses, present and future amenity and layout demands, and a keen focus on improvement cost recapture. We work hard to make sure our clients approach the rehabilitation and/or remodel process in a meaningful way that is intended to increase their contentment in the long term.




DEVELOPMENT AND JOINT VENTURE AGREEMENTS


A hands-on, creative, comprehensive approach to the development of real estate is usually best. We enjoy guiding our clients through the sundry aspects of real estate development and joint venture agreements.




DRAFTING AND REVIEWING LEASES


We negotiate, prepare and review residential and commercial leases for both landlords and tenants. We offer advice based upon experience (not just legal theory).




EASEMENT GRANTS AND LICENSES


Easement grants and use and access licenses can quickly become disarmingly complex if not properly memorialized and recorded. We help our clients make sure their easement, use and access license rights are in place.




GREEN DEVELOPMENT AND LEED-CERTIFICATION PROJECTS


Green development and LEED-Certification projects are becoming more common place with each passing day. We enjoy working with clients and their architects to put into place sustainable projects that benefit the clients and our environment.




NEGOTIATING LANDLORD-TENANT MATTERS


A successful relationship with tenants often pre-dates their move-in. A clear statement of expectations is crucial. Likewise, the importance of consistent dealings with them cannot be overstated. There are many other “tricks of the trade” that we have learned through our many years, and we eagerly share this wisdom with our clients.




PROVIDING FIX-AND-FLIP GUIDANCE


The buy-fix-flip process can prove to be lucrative for the determined, short term investor. It can, however, become an unbridled nightmare. One must tackle the challenge intelligently, objectively and with a shorter term perspective than most. We are proud to be available for our clients when matters arise that need to be thought through and addressed expeditiously to make the fix-and-flip profitable.




PURCHASE AND SALE AGREEMENTS


We provide our clients with outstanding, in-depth assistance during the negotiation, memorialization and consummation of real estate purchases and sales. We help clients approach the transaction holistically to maximize their contentment through closing and thereafter with both the process and results.




SITE SELECTION CONSIDERATIONS


Location. Location. Location. Yes, it’s important. But there’s more to successful site selection than the present, visual realities. Are nearby properties zoned to limit complementary or competitive businesses from locating there? Is a neighborhood redevelopment or revitalization program on the horizon? Would you have sufficient access to transportation corridors? Is the present signage permitted or grandfathered? How’s the site’s visibility? These and many more questions should be addressed before approving a location for your business or home. We help our clients with sophisticated considerations and practical guidance to select the sites that will prove rewarding for them in the long term.




WEIGHING FINANCING FACTORS


Financing considerations are often as important as site selection, deal point negotiation, and property development. We counsel our clients on creative financing options for the purchase, construction, development and sale of real property.




WIND AND SOLAR FARM DEVELOPMENTS


We help clients with the locating and development of wind, solar and geothermal facilities and projects.