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Corporate Real Estate

Maximizing corporate real estate property portfolios.

Whether leased or owned, costs associated with corporate real estate are often among an organization’s largest expenses. Our corporate real estate attorneys help clients realize value for every dollar invested in their real estate portfolios by delivering innovative, cost-efficient solutions.

Our corporate real estate team is alert to broader issues of corporate portfolios, such as accounting, insurance, corporate approvals, compliance and operations. When funding is required, we bring a deep knowledge of the intricacies of mortgage and construction loans, revolving lines of credit, municipal bonds and sale leasebacks. We also have extensive experience with corporate real estate development incentives, identifying the programs for which each project is eligible and then building the relationships with state and local officials that make them happen.

Our guidance to clients in the corporate real estate sector includes:

  • Campus planning and development
  • Construction
  • Development incentives and tax credits
  • Document analysis and drafting
  • Environmental matters
  • Facilities operations
  • Financing
  • Lease negotiation and administration
  • Purchase and sale transactions
Case Study
Jacobs Engineering Group

Our team assisted the client, one of world’s largest engineering companies, in relocating its corporate HQ to the Lone Star State.

Client Success
$2M Client Savings
Client Success
$22.5M Client Savings
Client Success
$2.9M Client Savings
Client Success
$4.5M Client Savings
Client Success
$650K Client Savings
Case Study
U.S. Beef & Platform Ventures

Husch Blackwell served as buyers’ counsel in the $118 million purchase of the Plaza Vista Office Building in Kansas City.

Representative Experience

  • Represented Dairy Farmers of America to secure 10-year, 75 percent tax abatement; $1 million in STAR bonds; and sales tax exemptions on construction materials for their new corporate headquarters.
  • Structured P3 arrangement and negotiated primary agreements for design, development, funding and use of new $477 million, publicly-owned arena for the city of Sacramento and the NBA’s Kings.
  • Assisted H&R Block in moving its corporate headquarters, a project involving $150 million in financing, the purchase of real estate from Kansas City, Missouri, and state and local incentives.
  • Assisted MasterCard in the development, construction and financing of a 500,000 square-foot global operations and technology center. Negotiation of a complex leasing structure designed to facilitate tax abatement assistance also was involved. The project later earned a LEED Gold rating for its sustainable practices and features.
  • Assisted a leading plastic container manufacturer with site development, incentives and related transactional details for construction of a 135,000-square-foot manufacturing, warehouse and distribution facility in Pennsylvania. Obtained funding proposal from the state’s economic development agency, which included property tax abatement and job creation tax credits.
  • Represented Harsco Corp., a multinational corporation with operations in mining, manufacturing and transportation, in sale of industrial property. Sale was complicated by the fact that transaction required approval and clearance from Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for voluntary clean-up of the contaminated site. We represented Harsco in its negotiations with the buyer, city and state and were able to address the needs of all concerned parties.
News Releases | May 16, 2022
David Lemkemeier Joins Husch Blackwell's St. Louis Office

Husch Blackwell is pleased to announce that David Lemkemeier has joined the firm’s St. Louis office as a partner in its Real Estate, Development & Construction industry group.

Media Mentions | July 28, 2021
GlobeSt.: Women of Influence 2021
News Releases | November 11, 2019
26 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to 2019 Wisconsin Super Lawyers/Rising Stars

The firm has 16 attorneys named to the Super Lawyers list and 10 attorneys named to the Rising Stars list.

News Releases | November 05, 2019
Michael Kelly Joins Husch Blackwell in Kansas City
News Releases | October 30, 2019
JP Croake Joins Husch Blackwell's Madison Office

Croake's corporate practice focuses on helping businesses – from startups to established companies – at all stages of growth. 

News Releases | October 07, 2019
Two Husch Blackwell Associates Selected for AdvanceLaw Diversity Mentorships

AdvanceLaw, a collective of over 250 corporate legal departments that helps member companies find and retain outside counsel by vetting law firms and sharing feedback, launched the program earlier this year.

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