Peter Friedenberg is chair of the firm's Real Estate Department. He maintains a broad transactional real estate practice involving the acquisition, development, ground leasing, permitting, financing, leasing, and disposition of properties. His clients include developers, educational institutions, nonprofit entities, public agencies, and operating companies. Peter became a LEED Accredited Professional in September 2008. Peter has extensive experience in the acquisition, development, leasing, operation, and disposition of office, research and development, laboratory, institutional, and commercial properties. He has served as real estate counsel for a number of years to a Fortune 500 company in connection with its national real estate facilities program, including the disposition of more than 7 million sq. ft. of buildings and 5,000 acres of land. Peter has substantial experience in the operation and management of campus facilities for both nonprofit institutions and public companies, including the negotiation of facilities maintenance agreements, logistics agreements, property management agreements, and other outsourcing contracts. He has also negotiated consulting, design, and construction contracts for owners on a number of significant projects in the Boston area. Speaking Engagements and Publications: Key Provisions of a Green Lease, NAIOP Green Development News, April 2009. Green Leases: Progressing from an Aspirational Goal to the Industry Standard, New England Real Estate Journal, Construction, Design & Engineering, supplement, December 19, 2008. Public and Private Development of Public Land, chairman and contributing author, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2008. Drafting Commercial Real Estate Documents in Massachusetts, contributing author and seminar speaker, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2004-2008. Lease Drafting in Massachusetts, contributing author, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2005. Commercial Real Estate Basics, co-chairman and chapter author, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2000-2004. Drafting and Enforcing Massachusetts Contracts, contributing author, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2002. Massachusetts Mortgages, Foreclosures and Workouts, contributing author, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 1997. Crocker's Notes on Common Forms, contributing author, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 1996, rev. 1997.