Practice/Industry Group Overview
Davis & Gilbert's Real Estate Group is one of the preeminent real estate practices involved in handling commercial office and retail leases for both landlords and tenants.
Additionally, we handle a complete range of real estate matters for companies involved in the ownership, leasing and management of properties for commercial, development or investment use.
We assist clients in the purchasing, sale, leasing and/or subleasing of commercial, retail, industrial and residential properties. We advise on joint venture, partnership structures, brokerage and financing agreements and tax certiorari proceedings. We also represent clients before governmental bodies in zoning, land use planning, development and redevelopment and related environmental matters.
Specific areas of expertise include:
Acquisitions, Sales & Development
Financing & Restructuring
Davis & Gilbert handles commercial leases across the U.S., representing both landlords and tenants. Our expertise includes office, retail and industrial leases.
Because of our extensive involvement in the field of commercial leasing and our familiarity with the market, we are customarily called on by our clients at the inception of a transaction to provide counsel on its structure and terms.
Our service and experience include:
- Representation of several international banks, financial services companies, law firms and numerous major advertising agencies in connection with their leases of corporate headquarters
- Representation of both landlords and tenants in telecommunications and switch facility holdings
- Representation of the owners of major buildings and office complexes including Rockefeller Center, the Chrysler Building, 1285 Avenue of the Americas and many others
- Handling of all types of retail transactions and locations, including central business districts and other "street" deals, "pad" sites, malls and strip centers, and alternate points of distribution such as arenas, airports, hospitals and terminals
- Negotiation of leases for "flagship" locations in New York and other major cities for major fashion and other retail clients
Acquisitions, Sales and Development
Davis & Gilbert handles real estate acquisitions and sales for a wide range of clients, including those involved in investing, leasing and development.
Our expertise in negotiating sales and acquisitions and finalizing development plans includes the following areas:
- Office, retail, residential and industrial buildings
- Shopping centers
- Real estate interests for pension trusts
- Acquisition of assets out of bankruptcy
- Air rights
- Partnership interests
We are also experienced with negotiation of architects and contractors agreements for the development and rehabilitation of various kinds of properties
Financing and Restructuring
Davis & Gilbert advises on a variety of joint venture, partnership structures, brokerage and financing transactions.
We handle the acquisition and financing of a wide range of specialized real estate projects, including:
- Traditional commercial and residential mortgage and construction loan financing
- Government subsidized housing financing
- Sale and leaseback transactions
- Joint ventures
- General and limited partnerships
- Participating mortgages