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Real Estate Finance

Davis Wright Tremaine’s real estate attorneys regularly represent lenders and borrowers in real estate financing transactions throughout the United States. Our lawyers are familiar with current market structures and terms for all types of real estate finance transactions and can draw on the expertise of our teams in the tax, environmental, corporate, land use, bankruptcy and other specialty areas as appropriate in particular transactions.

Our clients include banks, insurance companies, investment funds, other non-bank commercial lenders, developers, corporate and institutional owners of real estate and Native American Tribes.

We handle financing transactions for a variety of property types, including:

  • Office, retail and industrial properties
  • Multifamily properties
  • Hotels and resorts
  • Condominiums
  • Affordable housing tax credit projects
  • Senior living facilities
  • Residential subdivisions
  • Hospitals, schools and other institutions
  • Energy, communications and sports facilities
  • Corporate real estate portfolios
  • Environmentally impaired properties
  • Multi-state collateral
  • Timberland and agricultural property

Our transactions have ranged from traditional single property financings of several million dollars to corporate financings in excess of $1 billion, and real estate loan portfolio purchase and sale transactions of up to $4 billion. Transaction types include:

  • Traditional term loans
  • Construction finance
  • Syndicated loans
  • Mezzanine loans
  • CMBS loans
  • Corporate credit facilities and bond offerings
  • Project finance
  • Taxable and tax exempt affordable housing finance
  • Revolving credit facilities for homebuilders and mortgage bankers
  • Purchases and sales of real estate loan portfolios
  • Credit enhancement transactions
  • Development of form loan documents for all types of national real estate lending programs
  • Debtor in possession loans and bankruptcy exit financing
  • Tribal finance
  • Franchise finance
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