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Development, Acquisition & Sales

Faegre Baker Daniels is a leading adviser to real estate developers across the nation. Experienced in development of all real estate market segments, we assist developers and owners in the acquisition, ownership and disposition of office, retail, hospitality, industrial, housing and mixed-use developments. In addition to our insight on legal, financing and market conditions, we bring a multi-disciplinary team approach.

Comprehensive Real Estate Development Services

We are committed to providing timely, cost-effective service—and getting deals closed. Our lawyers handle all components of the development process, including:

  • Governmental approvals, including zoning, comprehensive plan, EIS/EAW/AUAR and liquor licensing
  • Construction, design and architect/engineering contracts
  • Structuring and documenting construction and permanent financing, including equity and debt financing
  • Governmental assistance and financing, including tax increment, tax abatement and tax credits
  • Environmental assessments and remediation
  • Landlord and tenant leasing and subleasing
  • Tax-deferred exchanges
  • Formation of common interest communities (CICs)
  • Declarations and reciprocal easement agreements (REAs)
  • Loan workouts and debt restructuring

Acquisition and Disposition

Our experience in the full range of development issues, including debt financing and equity financing, enables us to anticipate issues that may arise in dispositions and acquisition transactions. We provide input regarding the deal structure to avoid delays in the pre-closing process—and to avoid surprises after acquisition. We are well-versed in acquisition and disposition of both vacant and improved real estate and can assist in preparation and negotiation of related agreements and provide cost-effective due diligence review.

Leasing, REAs and CICs

We handle leases ranging from routine small tenants to 400,000-square foot anchor tenants. Our experienced staff can expedite major project lease-up. Our experience with REAs spans more than 30 years and hundreds of agreements, giving us deep experience in how REAs respond to actual situations. We have expertise in forming CICs for our clients (including preparing covenants and declarations), ranging from large industrial parks to homeowners' and condominium associations and mixed-use communities.

Specialized Property Expertise

Our real estate team has handled projects involving a variety of unique assets. We understand the complexities and special requirements for projects involving:

  • Data centers
  • Food processing plants
  • Historic properties and landmarks
  • Hotels and casinos
  • Industrial facilities, including manufacturing and warehousing, logistics, transportation and flex space properties
  • Marinas
  • Medical facilities
  • Mining properties
  • Retail facilities, including malls, strip centers and outlots
  • Recreational properties, including golf courses, indoor gymnastic gyms, dance studios, and baseball, soccer and basketball facilities


Charles S. Ferrell, Minneapolis
+1 612 766 7531

David L. Kuosman, Boulder
+1 303 447 7814
Steven D. Hardin, Indianapolis, 96th Street
+1 317 569 4833


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