Venn Law Group’s Commercial Real Estate practice group provides extensive experience and a practical approach to help real estate developers, buyers, sellers, investors, landlord, tenants, brokers, corporations and financial institutions in a variety of real estate matters across the Southeast.

The varied backgrounds of our team members include experience in acquiring, financing, developing, selling and leasing commercial real estate of most all types, from office buildings to industrial sites, from shopping centers to mixed-use developments and from residential subdivisions to mobile home parks.

When client needs demand, we draw on the expertise of other VLG colleagues in the Taxation, Litigation, Corporate practice groups to provide comprehensive commercial real estate counsel.

Areas of Focus

  • Real estate acquisition and disposition
  • Retail, office and industrial leasing
  • Development, construction and permanent financing
  • Tax deferred exchanges
  • Administrative compliance for brokers (real estate license law)
  • Ground leases and sale-leaseback transactions
  • Zoning and land use regulation
  • Real estate due diligence investigations
  • Easements, restrictions and other development agreements
  • Joint venture and partnership agreements
  • Local Counsel Legal Opinion Letters (NC and SC)

Representative Matters

  • Representation of a large home furnishings retailer in the acquisition and leasing of sites across the Southeast. Our work includes negotiating of leases (for leased locations), and purchase contracts, conducting due diligence, negotiating financing documents and handling closings.
  • Representation of retail landlords in connection with all leasing at their shopping centers (totaling over 1MM square feet).
  • Formation and management of “family offices”, including the purchase, sale, leasing and development of family assets.
  • Representation of regional developers in connection with the acquisition, development, planning, financing, leasing and disposition of projects.
  • Representation of regional home builder in connection with the acquisition of land and lots for development/construction.

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