Commercial Real Estate Law

CEF provides a complete range of legal services for commercial real estate development and investment in Texas and elsewhere, including:

  • Acquisition of unimproved tracts of land for development

  • Acquisition of improved properties for renovation or operation

  • Conventional construction and permanent financing for multi-family, retail, office, industrial, and mini-storage properties

  • Tax-exempt financing for low-to-moderate-income multi-family rental properties

  • Low-income tax credit financing for low-income and senior multi-family rental properties

  • Construction and renovation activities; property management and leasing activities; occupancy and ground lease transactions for retail properties

  • Sales and exchanges of properties, including pre-sales, earn-outs, and tenant-in-common exchange dispositions

  • Organization and administration of corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, registered limited liability partnerships, general partnerships, and joint ventures

  • Conversion of entities from one type to another

  • Qualification of entities on multi-state basis; advice on structure and management of internal entities for principals and key employees of commercial development organizations

  • Local counsel services pertaining to development and financing of Texas properties by developers and owners from other states.

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