Real Estate Development
In the area of purchase and sales and development, Rick represents buyers and sellers in all phases of real estate purchase and sales transactions, including preliminary negotiations, drafting and negotiating contracts, common area and easement agreements, review of title and surveys, resolution of title defects, annexation agreements, agreements with services providers, subdivision improvement agreements, development agreements, construction agreements, common interest community formation and review, sale and leaseback transactions, documentation and closing.
Rick represents both landlords and tenants in the negotiation and drafting of office, industrial, medical and retail leases. He also assists owners of office, industrial and retail properties with ongoing management issues, such as assignment and subletting, changes in use, construction of tenant improvements, tenant defaults and property damage and insurance issues.
Rick has substantial experience representing borrowers in obtaining loans secured by real property for project acquisition and development in the following areas:
- Shopping center and retail
- Office buildings
- Mixed use projects
- Industrial facilities
- Housing and community development