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Eugene L. Grant


Eugene Grant is experienced in all aspects of real estate transactions and land use entitlement work on all types and sizes of properties, including residential, industrial, office, retail, hospitality, medical, energy, and municipal projects. Having served six years as planning commission chair and eight years as mayor of Happy Valley, Ore., he has a unique appreciation and understanding of public sector decision making.

Representative Experience

Development of CCRs for home builders

Development of condominium and planned community CCR’s for home builders. (Ongoing)

Hotel development for Eugene Pearl LLC

Financing and ground lease of The Inn at the Fifth, a 68-unit boutique hotel in Eugene, Ore. (Ongoing)

Medical project for Samaritan Health Services Lebanon Campus

Renewal infrastructure financing for new medical school campus for Samaritan Health System in Lebanon, Ore. (Ongoing) Read more

Office project - headquarters and branch offices for First Tech

First Tech Federal Credit Union branch office leases. (Ongoing)

Real estate acquisition for Oregon Coast Community Action

Ground leases for site acquisition for Oregon Coast Community Action headquarters project in Coos Bay, Ore. (Ongoing)

Lease for American Pacific International Capital

Negotiated lease on behalf of landlord of KOIN Center for one and a half floors of office space for new headquarters of Schnitzer Steel Industries. (2013)

Sale of office building

Assisted client, along with asset manager Blackrock Realty Advisers, in the sale of Five Centerpointe building in Lake Oswego, Ore. This 113,910 square-foot building is the largest of the multi-tenant office buildings in the Centerpointe planned office development in the Kruse Way submarket. (2013)

Causey Village multi-family housing project

Represented the purchaser of a large failed condominium project, which involved the purchase of 22 partially-finished condo units and the land for an additional 200 units. First phase of new construction is currently underway. (2012)

Land use application and appeal for Champion26, LLC

Successful land use application and appeal for Arco AMPM store development by Champion26, LLC. (2011)

Lease for Rejuvenation

Lease for new Rejuvenation store in Los Angeles. (2011)

Office lease for APIC

KOIN Center office lease with Wells Fargo Advisors. (2011)

Real estate transaction for Red Lion Hotels

Negotiate and document the termination of ground lease due to structural defects for Red Lion Hotel in Astoria, Ore. (2011)

Sale of land for Cascade Pacific Council, Boy Scouts of America

Sale of land by Cascade Pacific Council, Boy Scouts of America to Newland Communities and Metro for residential master planned community. (2011)

Real estate transaction for J & R Group LLC

$23,000,000 historic renovation and conversion of 100,000 square-foot cereal mill to office building. Negotiated with debt and equity holders for conversion of construction loan to permanent status and removal of one of two joint venture partners. Negotiated approval of equity and debt restructure from investor in new market and historic tax credits. (2010)

Real estate transaction for Key Government Finance Inc.

Special counsel to Key Government Finance to create and document complex financing involving both HUD and municipal bonds, and interim ground leases converting to condominium ownership for separate mental health agency offices and a residential mental health treatment facility. (2010)

Renovation and conversion for real estate investment firm

$23,000,000 historic renovation and conversion of 100,000 square foot cereal mill to office building at Olympic Mills Commerce Center. Restructure capitalization including new market and historic tax credits. (2010)

Site acquisition and financing for Caithness Shepherds Flat

Wind farm ground leases and financing for Shepherds Flat. (2010)

Ground lease for national lender

Lender legal counsel for national bank loans to facilitate expansion and restructure of regional cold storage company. Negotiated extensive amendments to a number of municipal ground leases in order to protect the lender. (2009)

Medical project - Slocum Clinic

Build to suit lease for surgery center in Eugene, Ore. for Slocum MOB. (2007)

Industrial project for Consolidated Metco (ConMet) regional headquarters

Headquarters relocation and manufacturing plant sale for Consolidated Metco. (2009)

Residential project - Teufel Nursery

Sale of land by Teufel Nursery to home builders for residential development. (2006 and 2008)

Professional & Community Activities

  • Past Co-chair, Real Estate & Land Use practice, Davis Wright Tremaine
  • China Urban Planning Study Tour, sponsored by the China-U.S. Center for Sustainable Development
  • Board Secretary, 2010-present; Barlow Road Ride Director, 2012-present – Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum
  • Western Region, Area One Commissioner, 2011-present; Past President, 2008-2011; Senior Vice Chair, 2004-2008; Executive Board Member, 1986-present – Cascade Pacific Council of the Boy Scouts of America
  • Vice Chair Urban Land Institute NW Council, 2012-present; Chair, ULI NW Thriving Cities Alliance Task Force, 2012-present; Past Chair, ULI Oregon Operating Committee, 2011; Board Member, 2008-2011 – ULI Oregon
  • Urban Land Institute Technical Advisory Panel to the City of Lake Oswego regarding the West End Building, 2009
  • Member, Urban Land Institute Public Development and Infrastructure Council, 2012-present
  • Past Chair, Real Property and Land Use Section; Past Chair, Legislative Committee; Past Executive Committee Member – Oregon State Bar
  • Past Member, Editorial Board, Probate & Property Magazine; Past Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section – American Bar Association, 1998-2008
  • Former Mayor, 1998-2006; Former Chair, Planning Commission, 1992-1998 – City of Happy Valley, Ore.

Professional Recognition

  • Recipient, President's Public Service Award, Oregon State Bar, 2013
  • Named one of "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in Real Estate (Oregon) by Chambers USA, 2005-2016
  • Named one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in Real Estate Law by Best Lawyers, 2007-present
  • Named one of "Portland’s Best Lawyers" in Real Estate Law by Portland Monthly, 2006
  • Selected to "Oregon Super Lawyers," Thomson Reuters, 2006-2016
  • Pro Bono Award of Merit, for exemplary assistance to the Community Development Law Center, Multnomah Bar Association, 2009
  • Silver Antelope Award, Boy Scouts of America, 2015 
  • Recipient, Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout rank and the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award given to volunteer leaders of the Boy Scouts of America Cascade Pacific Council