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 an affiliate of Redwood-Kairos Real Estate Value Fund VI, LLP, the equity partner in a joint venture with Knightvest Capital to purchase a 252-unit multi-family residential property in Conroe, Texas known as Regency at Woodland Townhomes. The purchase was funded in part by a $31,314,000 loan originated by Berkeley Point Capital, LLC, d/b/a Newmark Knight Frank to be assigned to Freddie Mac.  Lender was represented by Cassin & Cassin, LLP.  Knghtvest Capital was represented by Baker Lopez PLLC.
  • Represented an affiliate of Redwood-Kairos Real Estate Value Fund VI, LLP, the equity partner in a joint venture with Knightvest Capital to purchase a 384-unit multi-family residential property in Conroe, Texas known as Foundations at Woodland Apartments. The purchase was funded in part by a $36,959,000 loan originated by Berkeley Point Capital, LLC, d/b/a Newmark Knight Frank to be assigned to Freddie Mac.  Lender was represented by Cassin & Cassin, LLP.  Knghtvest Capital was represented by Baker Lopez PLLC.
  • Represented an affiliate of the Panda Family Office (CFIC-2015 NV Family Investments, LLC) and Waban Group, LLC in its equity investment in Oliver Companies, Inc. (represented by Jeffer Mangels) for the acquisition of a 7 property select service hotel portfolio located across 5 states for a total purchase price of $92,000,000. The acquisition was financed by TPG, who was represented by Gibson Dunn.
  • Represented Columbia Pacific Advisors (as lender) in connection with a $6,500,000 loan to 1673 West Lacey, LLC (“Borrower”).  The loan financed the stabilization and refinancing of the Hanford Boot Barn Building (connected to the Hanford Regional Mall), a 74,296 square foot value addition retail parcel located in Hanford, California.  The Borrower was represented by Bower & Associates.
  • Represented Scopely, Inc. in leasing 60,000+ square feet of space from a single purpose entity under the Runyon Group umbrella.  The property is located at 8888 Washington Blvd. in Culver City, and Scopely is taking over 90% of the building, which is brand new construction and is part of The Platform, a new state of the art/cutting edge development at the Metro station in Culver City. The approximate total value of the lease is $60,000,000, on a triple net basis.
  • Represented CollegePlace Partners, LLC in connection with their refinance of an 8 property portfolio near Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. The refinance involved paying off three separate lenders and securing two new loans from Berkadia Commercial Mortgage, LLC, as agent for Fannie Mae, in the amounts of $11,945,000 and $5,775,000.
  • Represented Shopoff Realty Investments in connection with the acquisition of a single tenant office building located at 4100 S. Stream Boulevard, Charlotte, North Carolina. The acquisition was done in the form of a syndicated TIC structure consisting of four tenant’s in common (three of which are subsidiaries of Shopoff).  The acquisition was funded in party by a $14,300,000 loan from Prime Finance.
  • Represented Bungalows at Lake Arlington, LLC, an affiliate of The Lighthouse Group, LLC, in its sale of a multi-family residential project known as the Bungalows at Lake Arlington located in Arlington, Texas for a purchase price of $7,600,000.  Buyer was represented by Barnes & Thornburg LLP.
  • Represented Cornell West Partners LLC, an affiliate of Vista Investment Group, in its acquisition of a multi-family residential project known as the Cornell West Apartments located in Beaverton, Oregon for a total purchase price of $22,000,000.  To acquire the property, our client obtained a loan from CIT Bank N.A. in the amount of $15,400,000.  Lender was represented by Sheppard Mullin, and Seller was represented by Stutzman, Bromberg, Esserman & Plifka.  We received local Oregon counsel assistance from Joe Voboril of Tonkon Torp LLP in Portland, Oregon.
  • Represented co-lenders Mosaic Real Estate Investors and Watt Funding REIT, LLC, as Lender’s counsel, in connection with a $28,000,000 senior loan made to Parklands Ventura, LLC for the purpose of refinancing and existing land loan, and to fund the development of certain land located in Ventura County for residential use.
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  • “Closing real estate deals takes an enormous amount of focus on the operators' part. We rely heavily on the expertise of the Sklar Kirsh team and are confident that our best interests are being met 100% of the time.”
    — Eddie Ring, New Standard Equities, Inc.

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