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Real Estate

Davis Wright Tremaine’s real estate, land use, and construction group consists of approximately 50 lawyers who handle complex development projects and real estate transactions throughout the United States. We are known for our work in a wide variety of property classes, including office buildings, shopping centers, hotels and resorts, hospitals and medical office buildings, apartment and condominium complexes, telecommunications facilities, timberlands and energy generation and transmission facilities.

Our clients include taxable and tax-exempt investors, developers, lenders, real estate investment advisors, fund sponsors, real estate operating companies, REITs, property managers, and end users.

Transaction Sizes
We regularly handle a full spectrum of transaction sizes. Recent transactions have ranged from small premises leases to investments in trophy assets and joint ventures owning properties worth more than $2 billion.

Philosophy and Style: We Are Closers
We are committed to fully understanding your underlying business objectives and personal motivations, and helping you develop long-term, mutually beneficial business relationships with counter-parties. Clients tell us the relationships of trust and mutual respect we establish with opposing counsel and their clients are often a key to success. We are “closers” who work efficiently and staff our projects with modest-sized teams of professionals with appropriate experience levels. Our billing rates (born of our geography) compare favorably to those of our competitors in the better-known, money-center firms. We have strong relationships with government officials and have a deep understanding of the economic, policy, and procedural environments that pose challenges to real estate development and transactions.

Related DWT Practice Groups
Our real estate team works closely with lawyers in other DWT practice groups, including tax (federal and state), employmentERISA and employee benefits, franchise, environmental, energy, health carecorporate/business transactions and litigation

Our Real Estate Affiliate
CenturyPacific LLLP is a real estate affiliate of Davis Wright Tremaine that provides real estate brokerage, investment banking, consulting, and development/construction management services to our clients and others. The principals of CenturyPacific have structured and negotiated more than $3 billion worth of acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, development agreements, and leases. CenturyPacific has also developed a wide range of commercial and residential projects. The firm’s broad industry, investment, and fiduciary experiences give CenturyPacific a unique, informed perspective of the process and practice of real estate that is readily transferable to its clients.

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