The real estate development team at Alston & Bird understands that you want creative solutions that protect and advance your goals—without sacrificing unnecessary time and resources. In other words, you need to get your deal closed on time.
We have an established commercial real estate development practice, representing clients in sophisticated development transactions nationally, regionally, and locally. Our development practice covers a broad range of property types, including office, retail, industrial, multifamily, hotel, resort/hospitality, and mixed-use developments. Our lawyers and professionals are dedicated solely to our clients’ real estate development needs.
Our clients include developers, merchant builders, retailers, logistics companies, lodging companies, and others. We also represent institutional equity sources (including REITs, pension funds, insurance companies, and private equity funds) seeking investment and joint venture development opportunities with operating development partners.
We walk you through all phases of the real estate development process, including purchase options and rights of first refusal, land acquisitions, construction, protective covenants, easement agreements, leasing, government economic incentives, joint ventures, and much more.
Over the course of a development project, we often work closely with other lawyers at Alston & Bird who focus on land use regulation, construction, environmental, state and local tax, federal tax, and public/private incentives.
Equity players seeking investment in development opportunities turn to us to handle joint venture agreements, forward commitment contracts, fund formation, and other investment structures for investing in real estate developments. Our investor clients value our knowledge and understanding of the development process because it helps facilitate transactions between them and developers.