Real Estate

Investors, owners, developers and businesses that depend on real estate have reason to be pleased by recent improvements in the international economic outlook. Significant challenges remain, however, including increased financial and environmental regulation, tightened capital markets, and continued uncertainty in major local markets. The Real Estate practice of Troutman Sanders delivers real-time, innovative solutions that help clients identify emerging opportunities, increase efficiencies, and minimize risk in this all-important sector of the global economy.

We provide vigorous negotiation and advocacy for domestic and international clients in all areas of real estate transactions, including the development, acquisition, sale, financing, leasing, management and operation of individual properties and large real estate portfolios. With experienced lawyers practicing across the United States and in Asia, we help clients understand, protect and maximize ownership and use rights in connection with a broad range of real estate projects and investments. We also represent clients in their dealings with local officials, as well as state, national and international agencies with regard to issues such as regulatory compliance, land use and zoning.

Our knowledge of global economic and industry trends is matched by our in-depth familiarity with local markets. For example, Atlanta Business Chronicle noted recently that Troutman Sanders handled several of the largest leasing deals in the city. Our Virginia-based lawyers have advised clients on many of the premier retail, commercial, resort, light rail and other projects across the mid-Atlantic states. The firm’s real estate lawyers in China have advised foreign investors and other parties on numerous single-purpose and multi-purpose developments in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai. For our work on these and other high-profile, mission-critical transactions, our practice and individual lawyers have been singled out for praise in legal and industry publications such as Chambers USA, The Legal 500, U.S. News-Best Lawyers, Law & Politics, Atlanta, Georgia Trend and Virginia Business.

We advise clients from all sides of a transaction, including lenders, investors, developers, operators, buyers, sellers, lessors and lessees. Our investment clients include financial institutions, insurance companies, hedge funds and real estate-focused private equity funds. We represent individuals, investment groups, financial institutions, municipalities and companies with interests in a broad range of industries such as biotechnology, energy, food and beverages, hospitality and hotels, manufacturing, multifamily and retail.

No real estate transaction exists in a vacuum. We work seamlessly across offices and with lawyers in all of the firm’s key practice areas—including corporate, financial restructuring and insolvency, environmental, finance and tax—to coordinate complex projects across jurisdictions, industries and areas of law.

We provide counsel in the following core areas:

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