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Kutak Rock’s 70-plus attorney Real Estate Group has worked with our REIT and real estate finance clients to close thousands of transactions representing billions of dollars of acquisitions and mortgage financings in all 50 states. This depth of experience, paired with our project management skills, allows us to represent and advise clients in complex real estate transactions, including the following:

  • Acquisitions and dispositions of real property assets in single-asset and portfolio transactions, both leveraged and unleveraged;
  • Tax-efficient structures such as like-kind exchanges;
  • Partnership rollups, mergers and similar transactions involving the contribution of real estate projects and real estate partnership interests into REITs or their operating partnerships;
  • Real estate development work, including securing land use entitlements and related permits for development and construction of major commercial and multifamily residential projects, negotiating development agreements, and negotiating design and construction contracts;
  • Real property leasing representation, including traditional occupancy leases, ground leases, build-to-suit and credit tenant lease transactions;
  • Financing of REIT assets, including construction and permanent loans; and
  • Obtaining subscriptions from public pension plans, including working with the special investment restrictions of such plans.

By offering a strong understanding of the real estate industry, our lawyers are able to devise successful, value-maximizing solutions for each of our clients, and we excel in facilitating and managing each transaction with the client and its partners, thereby keeping the process moving in an efficient and effective manner.