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Real Estate Transactions, Investments & Funds

Investing in Real Estate for growth.

Husch Blackwell real estate investment lawyers and attorneys advise public and private investors and real estate companies in acquisitions, dispositions, formation, tax, and operation issues for transactions throughout the United States. We advise clients on the formation and operation of public and non-registered real estate investment trusts (REITs), real estate funds and joint ventures. Our multidisciplinary team spans a variety of legal disciplines relevant to REITs and real estate funds, including single asset and portfolio acquisitions and dispositions, mergers and acquisitions, securities compliance, tax, equity and debt financing, bankruptcy and commercial litigation.

Our real estate investment lawyers and attorneys are well-versed in the many state and federal laws and regulations that govern the formation, taxation and operation of real estate investment funds, including the Investment Company Act of 1940, Investment Advisors Act of 1940, and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  Whether the deal involves hospitality, housing, industrial, office buildings, retail or self storage, single site or multi-state portfolio, our creative strategies result in deals that benefit investment real estate stakeholders.

Our real estate investment team provides strategies across all asset classes including:

  • Condominiums
  • Hotel and resort developments
  • Industrial plants
  • Multifamily projects
  • Office buildings
  • Residential subdivisions
  • Retail properties
  • Self storage facilities
  • Showroom/warehouse facilities
Articles | January 25, 2019
Law360 Expert Analysis: A Primer on Real Estate Ventures (Parts 1 and 2)

This two-part article discusses the reasons parties enter into real estate joint ventures for the development of commercial real property, how to form a real estate joint venture, the importance of a robust joint venture agreement, key terms of which to be aware and drafting tips related to such terms.

Part 1 outlines initial steps. Part 2 discusses interest transfers and exit strategies.

Articles | January 17, 2019
Lexis Practice Advisor®: Real Estate Joint Ventures for Commercial Real Estate Development

Andy Crossett and Samantha Maerz authored Real Estate Joint Ventures for Commercial Real Estate Development for Lexis Practice Advisor®.

White Papers | August 29, 2018
Buying & Selling Triple Net Leases

Retail real estate assets include much more than
shopping centers and outlet malls.

White Papers | August 23, 2018
Drafting Tips for Real Estate Purchase and Sales Agreements

After signing a real estate purchase and sales agreement, parties are often unpleasantly surprised or disappointed by what seemed to be minor points — that is, “details” — when they negotiated the agreement.

White Papers | August 16, 2018
When & How to Use Digital Signatures in Construction

An electronic signature, or e-signature, is simply data in electronic form used by a signatory to indicate assent on an electronic document.

White Papers | August 7, 2018
The Sky's No Longer the Limit
White Papers | July 26, 2018
"Gross Up" Provisions in Office Leases
White Papers | July 26, 2018
CRE Investors Seeking Security Through JVs
White Papers | July 2, 2018
The New World of Brick-and-Mortar Retail
News Releases | November 11, 2019
Kevin Kelley Named as 2019 Sports & Entertainment Law Trailblazer by National Law Journal

Kelley was recognized for his participation in some of the most high-profile sports facilities deals of the past decade.

News Releases | February 5, 2019
Nikelle Meade Named to Austin Black Business Journal Top 10 Central Texas Lawyers

Nikelle Meade, partner in Husch Blackwell’s Real Estate & Development Group, has been named a 2019 Top 10 Central Texas Lawyer by the Austin Black Business Journal.

Media Mentions | November 28, 2018
REJournals: The legal loopholes of Opportunity Zones
Media Mentions | October 22, 2018
St. Louis Business Journal: Looking to lower capital gains? Good news, St. Louis lawyers say (log-in required)

Jonathan Giokas and Joe Bredehoft of the firm's Opportunity Zones team weigh in.on new Treasury Department and IRS rules governing how capital gains can be deployed to defer and reduce taxes.

Media Mentions | October 10, 2018
The Missouri Bar: MoveMakers & NewsMakers 10/12/18

The Missouri Bar covers the firm's Opportunity Zones practice.

News Releases | October 4, 2018
New Husch Blackwell Practice Group Focuses on Opportunity Zones

New practice group brings a multidisciplinary approach to assisting clients who wish to invest in the federal Opportunity Zones program.

News Releases | September 11, 2018
Husch Blackwell Represents National Storage Affiliates in $1.3 Billion Portfolio Acquisition

Husch Blackwell's commercial real estate investment team closes transaction less than two months after its announcement.

News Releases | January 24, 2018
Husch Blackwell Welcomes Michael L. Riopel to Milwaukee Office

Michael L. Riopel brings experience with complex financing, real estate, leasing and business transactions to Husch Blackwell.

Testimonial Client Feedback

“Husch Blackwell is motivated to work on behalf of its clients, but makes sure a deal is completed on an orderly and timely basis.”

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Client Results

REIT achieves goals for growth by investing in self storage facilities.

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