The Sklar Kirsh Real Estate Practice Group represents a wide array of institutional, entrepreneurial, and family office clients throughout the real estate life cycle involving the acquisition, financing, capital raising, leasing and ultimately the sale of all commercial and residential asset classes. In addition to providing legal services at the highest level, we have developed meaningful relationships within the capital markets and have successfully introduced our clients to both equity and financing sources for the capitalization of their projects.

While structuring real estate transactions, our attorneys have the legal knowledge, business acumen and capital market connections to provide superior legal counsel and business advice to our clients.

Representative Matters

  • Represented Shopoff Realty Investments L.P. (“Shopoff”) in connection with the $25,000,000 refinancing  of Shopoff’s leasehold interest in the Westkin Portfolio.  The Westkin Portfolio is comprised of two (2) developments totaling approximately 811 acres of land in Cathedral City, CA, subleased to 1,927 individual households, two country clubs, one hotel, one business park and one self-storage facility. The developments are referred to most commonly as Las Estancias (Desert Princess) and Falcon Lake (Cathedral Canyon).  The loan to fund the refinancing was provided by UMB Bank, N.A. (“UMB”).  UMB was represented by Mayer Brown LLP.
  • Represented The Jacobson Company (“Jacobson”) in connection with the $46,800,000 acquisition of The Velo Apartments – a 240 unit apartment complex located in Denver, Colorado.  To finance the acquisition, Jacobson assumed two existing Freddie Mac Loans and obtained an additional supplemental loan from Berkadia Commercial Mortgage, LLC.  Lender was represented by Troutman Sanders LLP.
  • Represented an affiliate of Lion Real Estate Group in connection with the refinancing of the “Brownstone Lofts” located at 1168 Bellevue Avenue in Los Angeles, with a $15,000,000 loan from USAA Life Insurance Company that also included a loan defeasance.  The lender was represented by Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP.
  • Represented Larrabee Place, LLC, an affiliate of Abady Holdings, in its sale of two adjacent mixed-use retail properties in West Hollywood, California for a purchase price of $5,475,000.  Buyer was represented by Baker Hostetler LLP.
  • Represented Jefferson Place Investors, an affiliate of Norman Jacobson Realty Resources, Inc., in its sale of apartment complex in Carmichael, California known as the Jefferson Place Apartments for a purchase price of $8,250,000.  Buyer was represented by Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
  • Represented Wilshire Manor DST, an affiliate of Bellaire Real Estate, in its sale of an apartment complex located in Euless, Texas known as the Wilshire Manor Apartments for a purchase price of $8,400,000.  The disposition included the defeasance of the Seller’s existing loan in the approximately amount of $2,650,000.  The lender was represented by Polsinelli PC, and the Buyer was represented by Konigsberg Law, P.C.
  • Represented The Jacobson Company (“Jacobson”) in connection with the $41,250,000 acquisition of The Modern Apartments – a 230 unit apartment complex located in Denver, Colorado.  To finance the acquisition, Jacobson assumed two existing Freddie Mac Loans and obtained an additional supplemental loan from Berkadia Commercial Mortgage, LLC.  Lender was represented by Troutman Sanders LLP. 
  • Represented Gelt Ventures (“Gelt”) in connection with the $16,500,000 acquisition of 919 Mission Street – a 665 unit self-storage facility located in South Pasadena, California.  Gelt entered into a loan to fund the acquisition provided by Voya Investment Management LLC (“Voya”).  Voya was represented by Reed Smith.
  • Represented LEI-VIG Junction Associates LLC, an affiliate of Lowe Enterprises Investment Management, LLC, in its sale of a 92,000 square foot commercial office building located in San Jose, California for a total purchase price of $32,000,000.  The sale included the transfer of a $1,600,000 letter of credit with DNB Bank ASA from Seller to Thin Film ASA, the parent company of the existing tenant at the property.  Tenant was represented by Lubin Olson & Niewaiadowski LLP and Buyer was represented by the Law Offices of Juliana Stamato.
  • Represented Shopoff Realty Investments, L.P.  in connection with obtaining an $10,400,000 refinance loan for Los Alisos Retail Center located in Mission Viejo, California.  Financing was provided by Ladder Capital Finance LLC which was represented by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP’s Los Angeles office. 
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  • “Sklar Kirsh has been acting as our outside general counsel for several years. The firm has done a superlative job for Caldera Medical. I have found them to be fairly priced and judicious in the amount of time they spend on matters. I value the firm's negotiation skills and, most importantly, I trust their guidance.”
    — Bryon L. Merade, CEO Caldera Medical, Inc.

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