Houston Harbaugh’s Real Estate and Finance Group is focused on providing counsel to a broad range of clients. Our clients’ real estate issues range from the development of raw ground to the purchase, operation and sale of shopping malls, office complexes, and residential and multi-use commercial developments. The advice we provide includes entity structuring, private and public finance, purchase, construction, management, leasing and sale matters. Our clients include national and regional businesses, commercial developers, financial institutions, investment banks, and private businesses in diverse sectors ranging from service industries and health and medicine to manufacturing and recycling. We have advised our clients with regard to a broad range of commercial leasing issues and have represented both landlords and tenants in connection with office, retail and industrial leases.
Examples of our experience with Pittsburgh-area commercial real estate transactions include:
- Representation of a commercial developer in the acquisition of a 50-acre tract. This 11-month project included: obtaining approval of a 54-lot four phase master plan for construction of $600,000 plus homes; assisting the developer at all stages of the approval process including negotiations with Penn DOT for highway access and the USACE regarding wetland encroachment permit; and drafting restrictive covenants.
- Representation of a developer in connection with the region’s largest brownfield development, a 300+ acre mixed-use town center including commercial office space, retail shops, entertainment and dining as well as more than 200 residential lots for single family, carriage homes and townhouses. This ongoing project has included assisting the developer at all stages of the approval, development, construction and financing of the project, including complex environmental issues arising from the conversion of portions of the development from a prior chemical manufacturing facility to an innovative town center development.
- Representation of a nonprofit organization in the acquisition and construction financing of an additional satellite office location.
- Representation of a national real estate company in the acquisition of a regional shopping mall with complex purchase and finance issues.
The lawyers at Houston Harbaugh can assist in navigating the complexities encountered in developing, financing, purchasing, managing, and selling real property assets. Our extensive experience allows us to assist clients to ensure that each project is embarked upon only after development of a broad strategic approach. Houston Harbaugh lawyers are sensitive to the political and public opinion that often impacts real estate projects and are experienced in resolving these matters.
If you are looking for a commercial real estate and finance lawyer in the Pittsburgh area, contact us today for a consultation.