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Project Development

Overview

We represent developers in structuring, negotiating, and financing complex development projects. With technical skill and a deep understanding of the legal and business issues in each development project, we manage our clients’ needs among the other interested parties in a given project, including lenders, tenants and public authorities in order to achieve practical and cost-effective solutions for our clients. We identify and address issues before they become problems during each phase of a development project, from site evaluation, due diligence, acquisition, permitting, zoning, and financing, to construction, leasing, and disposition.

We handle substantial commercial real estate projects, including retail, office, multifamily, industrial and mixed-use developments. We provide our clients with sound development advice, which guides them through the demands of the transaction and complexities of the real estate development process.

 

Experience

  • Represented the developer in the acquisition, development and financing of a three-phased mixed-use development consisting of a synagogue, mikvah and a 75-unit apartment building, including an underground parking garage in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston. This project required a land swap agreement and reciprocal easement agreement for shared utilities and common areas.
  • Represented the developer in the revival and acquisition of phase two development rights to build 12 condominium units in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston. This project required negotiating with an interested abutter throughout the permitting process.
  • Represented the developer in the acquisition, development, and financing of an historic church and rectory building in a two-project phased condominium development in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston, consisting of luxury residential units and commercial office space.