Cummings & Lockwood

Commercial Real Estate Group

Cummings & Lockwood’s Commercial Real Estate Attorney Group provides practical and sophisticated legal representation for our clients' varied real estate needs. With local, regional and national engagements ranging from real estate development, sales and acquisitions, joint ventures, portfolio transfers, and commercial and retail leasing to financing and litigation matters, our attorneys have experience on a wide spectrum of real estate transactions.

Our counsel, work product and commitment are valued by our clients. We serve:

  • Commercial and residential developers
  • Real estate and pension funds
  • Hedge funds and private equity firms
  • Institutional and private investors
  • Banks, insurance companies and major financial institutions
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
  • International corporations and businesses
  • Universities and other educational and non-profit institutions
  • Hospitals
  • Municipalities and government entities
  • Multigenerational families
  • Privately-held businesses

Cummings & Lockwood has played an integral role in many of the major real estate developments in Connecticut over the last half-century. Our reach also extends to other parts of the northeast and Florida, where our engagements have encompassed numerous significant projects.

By drawing on the experience of attorneys in our corporate, finance, tax, litigation, bankruptcy and private clients practices, we offer integrated, comprehensive representation on a wide range of matters, including:

  • Property acquisitions and sales
  • Joint ventures and partnerships
  • Mortgages and financings
  • Commercial and retail leasing
  • Shopping center and retail portfolios
  • Multifamily residential and mixed-use developments
  • Hotel, resort and hospitality ventures
  • Major family estate assemblages
  • Construction projects
  • Research and laboratory facilities
  • Ownership and debt entity structuring
  • Franchise properties
  • Corporate headquarters projects
  • Real estate developments
  • Acquisition and exchange offers
  • UpREIT and downREIT transactions
  • Environmental matters, brownfield development and related risk allocation and enforcement
  • Environmental land use restrictions
  • Financial services, trading exchange, hedge fund, private equity and venture capital transactions
  • Real estate-related litigation and financing matters
  • Real estate tax appeals

Cummings & Lockwood - The Choice for sophisticated legal counsel.

Name Title Practice Group Office Phone Email vCard
Principal Litigation Group Commercial Real Estate Group Stamford, CT 203.351.4447 Download vCard
Principal Litigation Group Commercial Real Estate Group Stamford, CT 203.351.4280 Download vCard
Principal Private Clients Group Commercial Real Estate Group West Hartford, CT 860.313.4931 Download vCard
Principal Private Clients Group Commercial Real Estate Group Greenwich, CT 203.863.6518 Download vCard
Principal Corporate & Finance Group Commercial Real Estate Group Stamford, CT 203.351.4492 Download vCard
Firm Chairman Commercial Real Estate Group Corporate & Finance Group Private Clients Group Stamford, CT 203.351.4100 Download vCard
Counsel Commercial Real Estate Group Corporate & Finance Group Stamford, CT 203.351.4334 Download vCard
Principal Litigation Group Commercial Real Estate Group Naples, FL 239.649.3153 Download vCard
Associate Commercial Real Estate Group Stamford, CT 203.351.4276 Download vCard

2017 Representative Matters

Cummings & Lockwood's Real Estate Group served as counsel on numerous transactions during 2017, representing a range of individual clients, companies and developers.  Some of our 2017 engagements included the following:

  • We represented a major educational institution in the acquisition of a 43-acre international hedge fund’s world headquarters site, in one of the largest headquarters purchases in Connecticut.
  • We represented the largest publicly-traded REIT in the New York metropolitan area in various commercial lease and purchase transactions in Connecticut.
  • We represented a national real estate fund in the leasing and financing of a major, mixed-use waterfront property.
  • We represented two institutional, national real estate firms owning and/or controlling over 37 million square feet of space on numerous construction, development, leasing and other commercial real estate transactions.
  • We served as lead counsel to a developer/majority owner of a major ski resort on various financing and real estate-related transactions.
  • We served as real estate and environmental counsel to a number of developers and Fortune 100 and 200 companies in the construction, operation, financing, purchase and sale of numerous properties, including various headquarters sites and brownfield projects in Connecticut, New York, Georgia, Utah, South Carolina and other parts of the country.
  • We represented a NYSE-listed REIT in various asset and downREIT acquisitions, joint ventures, redemptions and refinancings involving projects located in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
  • We represented numerous hedge funds, private equity firms and financial services companies in the leasing and construction of their headquarters and other facilities.
  • We represented a family estate in the marketing and sale of a major commercial and retail portfolio for future redevelopment.
  • We represented a significant family in the marketing and sale of one of the largest tracts of undeveloped real estate in Greenwich, Connecticut.
  • We represented a privately-held real estate group in the acquisition of a 149 year ground lease of a large downtown Stamford, Connecticut parcel to be developed as rental units.
  • We negotiated numerous joint venture agreements involving the acquisition and development of numerous office and industrial properties in New England and South Carolina.
  • We represented a private real estate fund in the acquisition and development of a luxury hotel in Park City, Utah.
  • We represented a number of hospitals and developers in Connecticut in connection with the negotiation of various types of construction agreements.

2016 Representative Matters

  • We represented a major University in the acquisition of a 66-acre Fortune 100 company's world headquarters site, in one of the largest commercial real estate purchases in Connecticut.
  • We represented a national real estate developer owning and/or controlling over 12 million square feet of space on numerous, construction, development, leasing and other commercial real estate transactions.
  • We represented a national real estate fund in the restructuring and ground leasing of a major, mixed-use waterfront property.
  • We represented a regional automotive company in the sale and leaseback of its real estate portfolio, along with the sale of its assets and goodwill, to a publicly-traded, NYSE company.
  • We represented the largest publicly-traded REIT in the New York metropolitan area in various commercial lease and purchase transactions in Connecticut.
  • We served as lead counsel to a developer/majority owner of a major ski resort on various financing and real estate-related transactions.
  • We served as lead counsel on the sale of a substantial commercial office ground lease site near Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, Connecticut, in a record setting transaction.
  • We served as real estate and environmental counsel to a number of developers and Fortune 100 and 200 companies in the construction, operation, financing, purchase and sale of numerous properties, including various headquarters sites and brownfield projects in Connecticut, New York, Georgia, Utah, South Carolina and other parts of the country.
  • We represented a NYSE-listed REIT in various asset and downREIT acquisitions, joint ventures, redemptions and refinancings involving projects located in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
  • We represented numerous hedge funds, private equity firms and financial services companies in the leasing and construction of their headquarters and other facilities.
  • We represented the owners of 31 medical office buildings who contributed such properties to a healthcare upREIT in a tax-advantaged transaction.
  • We represented a national real estate developer in the ground lease and construction of a significant healthcare facility.
  • We represented a family estate in the marketing and sale of a major commercial and retail portfolio for future redevelopment

Cummings & Lockwood’s Commercial Real Estate Attorney Group provides practical and sophisticated legal representation for our clients' varied real estate needs. With local, regional and national engagements ranging from real estate development, sales and acquisitions, joint ventures, portfolio transfers, and commercial and retail leasing to financing and litigation matters, our attorneys have experience on a wide spectrum of real estate transactions.

Our counsel, work product and commitment are valued by our clients. We serve:

  • Commercial and residential developers
  • Real estate and pension funds
  • Hedge funds and private equity firms
  • Institutional and private investors
  • Banks, insurance companies and major financial institutions
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
  • International corporations and businesses
  • Universities and other educational and non-profit institutions
  • Hospitals
  • Municipalities and government entities
  • Multigenerational families
  • Privately-held businesses

Cummings & Lockwood has played an integral role in many of the major real estate developments in Connecticut over the last half-century. Our reach also extends to other parts of the northeast and Florida, where our engagements have encompassed numerous significant projects.

By drawing on the experience of attorneys in our corporate, finance, tax, litigation, bankruptcy and private clients practices, we offer integrated, comprehensive representation on a wide range of matters, including:

  • Property acquisitions and sales
  • Joint ventures and partnerships
  • Mortgages and financings
  • Commercial and retail leasing
  • Shopping center and retail portfolios
  • Multifamily residential and mixed-use developments
  • Hotel, resort and hospitality ventures
  • Major family estate assemblages
  • Construction projects
  • Research and laboratory facilities
  • Ownership and debt entity structuring
  • Franchise properties
  • Corporate headquarters projects
  • Real estate developments
  • Acquisition and exchange offers
  • UpREIT and downREIT transactions
  • Environmental matters, brownfield development and related risk allocation and enforcement
  • Environmental land use restrictions
  • Financial services, trading exchange, hedge fund, private equity and venture capital transactions
  • Real estate-related litigation and financing matters
  • Real estate tax appeals

Cummings & Lockwood - The Choice for sophisticated legal counsel.

Representative Matters

2017 Representative Matters

Cummings & Lockwood's Real Estate Group served as counsel on numerous transactions during 2017, representing a range of individual clients, companies and developers.  Some of our 2017 engagements included the following:

  • We represented a major educational institution in the acquisition of a 43-acre international hedge fund’s world headquarters site, in one of the largest headquarters purchases in Connecticut.
  • We represented the largest publicly-traded REIT in the New York metropolitan area in various commercial lease and purchase transactions in Connecticut.
  • We represented a national real estate fund in the leasing and financing of a major, mixed-use waterfront property.
  • We represented two institutional, national real estate firms owning and/or controlling over 37 million square feet of space on numerous construction, development, leasing and other commercial real estate transactions.
  • We served as lead counsel to a developer/majority owner of a major ski resort on various financing and real estate-related transactions.
  • We served as real estate and environmental counsel to a number of developers and Fortune 100 and 200 companies in the construction, operation, financing, purchase and sale of numerous properties, including various headquarters sites and brownfield projects in Connecticut, New York, Georgia, Utah, South Carolina and other parts of the country.
  • We represented a NYSE-listed REIT in various asset and downREIT acquisitions, joint ventures, redemptions and refinancings involving projects located in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
  • We represented numerous hedge funds, private equity firms and financial services companies in the leasing and construction of their headquarters and other facilities.
  • We represented a family estate in the marketing and sale of a major commercial and retail portfolio for future redevelopment.
  • We represented a significant family in the marketing and sale of one of the largest tracts of undeveloped real estate in Greenwich, Connecticut.
  • We represented a privately-held real estate group in the acquisition of a 149 year ground lease of a large downtown Stamford, Connecticut parcel to be developed as rental units.
  • We negotiated numerous joint venture agreements involving the acquisition and development of numerous office and industrial properties in New England and South Carolina.
  • We represented a private real estate fund in the acquisition and development of a luxury hotel in Park City, Utah.
  • We represented a number of hospitals and developers in Connecticut in connection with the negotiation of various types of construction agreements.

2016 Representative Matters

  • We represented a major University in the acquisition of a 66-acre Fortune 100 company's world headquarters site, in one of the largest commercial real estate purchases in Connecticut.
  • We represented a national real estate developer owning and/or controlling over 12 million square feet of space on numerous, construction, development, leasing and other commercial real estate transactions.
  • We represented a national real estate fund in the restructuring and ground leasing of a major, mixed-use waterfront property.
  • We represented a regional automotive company in the sale and leaseback of its real estate portfolio, along with the sale of its assets and goodwill, to a publicly-traded, NYSE company.
  • We represented the largest publicly-traded REIT in the New York metropolitan area in various commercial lease and purchase transactions in Connecticut.
  • We served as lead counsel to a developer/majority owner of a major ski resort on various financing and real estate-related transactions.
  • We served as lead counsel on the sale of a substantial commercial office ground lease site near Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, Connecticut, in a record setting transaction.
  • We served as real estate and environmental counsel to a number of developers and Fortune 100 and 200 companies in the construction, operation, financing, purchase and sale of numerous properties, including various headquarters sites and brownfield projects in Connecticut, New York, Georgia, Utah, South Carolina and other parts of the country.
  • We represented a NYSE-listed REIT in various asset and downREIT acquisitions, joint ventures, redemptions and refinancings involving projects located in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
  • We represented numerous hedge funds, private equity firms and financial services companies in the leasing and construction of their headquarters and other facilities.
  • We represented the owners of 31 medical office buildings who contributed such properties to a healthcare upREIT in a tax-advantaged transaction.
  • We represented a national real estate developer in the ground lease and construction of a significant healthcare facility.
  • We represented a family estate in the marketing and sale of a major commercial and retail portfolio for future redevelopment

 

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