Reed P. Sexter is Principal and Executive Vice President at Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram and has been with the firm since 2002. Reed is a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney with extensive transactional experience. He practices in all areas of commercial real estate and general business transactional law. He focuses his practice on real estate finance, and the acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate properties and businesses, retail, commercial office and industrial leasing for landlords and tenants, and real estate development. Reed's broad range of transactional experience enables him to meet a wide variety of his clients' needs – and this is what they have come to know and like about working with him. Reed's clients not only rely on him for counseling and legal representation, but they frequently refer other clients to him which is particularly rewarding. Reed derives great personal satisfaction from the practice of law. For Reed, there is no greater reward than sitting at the closing table at the end of a transaction and observing the satisfaction of all parties involved. In order to get there, however, he understands that his primary role is to be the facilitator in the transaction. This role may seem simple enough, but it can be easily overlooked and forgotten in the heat of the transaction. While Reed's first concern is to represent his clients' interests as zealously as possible, he knows that it is equally as important to explain the risks of the various issues to his clients and then assist them in crafting innovative solutions which will be acceptable to all parties. For Reed, each client's case is like his own and he will do no less for his clients than he would do for himself.
REAL ESTATE SALES/ACQUISITIONS/FINANCINGS: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research - $36,680,000 acquisition of 1785 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.; PRI, Inc. - $14,400,000 sale of 1718 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.; 1518 K Street, LLC - $5,800,000 acquisition of 1518 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.; The Bernstein Companies – $19,000,000 acquisition and financing of leasehold interest and reversion in apartment complex in new Stadium district and subsequent construction financing; The Bernstein Companies – $16,000,000 sale of commercial office building in Annapolis, MD; Meisel Capital Partners – $12,000,000 acquisition of motel property for condominium development and $19,500,000 sale of motel properties and restaurant located in Key West, FL; Orlo Holdings – Acquisition of $40,000,000 Loan and Financing for Multi-Family Apartment Building Located in Southfield, MI. FINANCE TRANSACTIONS: HSBC Bank- $32,500,000 building loan in Washington, D.C.; HSBC Bank- $45,115,000 building loan in Washington, D.C.; HSBC Realty Credit Corporation - $59,100,000 building load in Washington, D.C.; HSBC Bank - $47,900,000 building loan in New York, NY; HSBC Bank - $30,000,000 mixed use property in San Diego, CA. REPRESENTATIVE LEASE TRANSACTIONS - OFFICE: Beyer Blinder Belle, PC – 10,000 square foot lease in Washington, DC; Bean Property Partnership, LLC - 77,000 square foot lease to Regency Furniture in Forestville, MD; Child Trends Incorporated - 28,000 square foot lease in Washington, D.C.; Shirley Highway Distribution Center, LLC - 49,000 square foot lease to Graniser in Alexandria, VA; Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger, Inc. - 12,000 square foot lease in New York, NY; Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger, Inc. - 11,000 square foot lease in Washington, D.C.; Shirley Highway Distribution Center, LLC - 61,000 square foot lease to Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. in Alexandria, VA.