Investment, Acquisition and Disposition

Effective property development requires detailed knowledge of highly complex laws and regulations at the federal, state, and local levels. Navigating these laws with legal counsel skilled in negotiation and drafting is necessary to successfully address issues that can arise through the acquisition and disposition of property.

At Troutman Sanders, we are experienced in all aspects of commercial real estate investments related to the acquisition, development, and disposition of real property. We draft and negotiate construction contracts and agreements related to development, purchase and leasing on behalf of users and providers of those services. Our lawyers regularly represent clients nationally and internationally on projects inclusive of the following:

  • Office buildings
  • Industrial buildings
  • Residential developments,
  • Commercial condominiums
  • Mixed-use projects
  • Hotels
  • Golf courses
  • Manufacturing/warehouse facilities
  • Distribution centers
  • Raw land
  • Regional shopping malls

With more than 50 real estate lawyers throughout Troutman Sanders’ 15 offices, we have the breadth and depth of resources to navigate complex real estate transactions around the globe. In addition, we draw upon the experience of lawyers from the firm’s environmental and natural resources, land use and zoning, government law, construction, securities, corporate governance and tax practices in order to provide comprehensive guidance for virtually all matters.

In its 2014 ranking Troutman Sanders’ Real Estate practice, Chambers USA states that:

“While it is able to draw upon the firm's extensive national network to coordinate complex projects across a number of jurisdictions, it also maintains a considerable presence in the local markets. This large group can call upon experts in the fields of real estate funding, leasing, development and acquisition to round off a full-service offering.”

We have advised our clients on developments and projects in dozens of major commercial and financial centers from coast to coast. Our client roster ranges from national developers and retailers to neighborhood shopping centers and restaurant groups, hotels, and resorts.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of a privately owned, boutique real estate firm in connection with the development of build to suit office headquarters for a medical billing services provider. We represented the developer landlord owner in the lease of this build-to-suit office building in North Augusta, South Carolina, in a state-incented deal.
  • Representation of purchaser, a real estate development, investment and management company, in connection with the acquisition of a large downtown office building and conversion of a part of the building to an Indigo Hotel.
  • Served as counsel for the acquirer, a maker of specialty coffee, teas, and other beverages, in connection with the acquisition of an existing vacated structure for the development of a new manufacturing facility in Douglas County, Georgia, for cold coffee products. This was a joint-venture with the Coca-Cola Company, using state and county tax incentives. The facility is anticipated to create 550 new jobs over the next five years.
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