Leasing & Property Management

Experience

Development of Medical Office Clinic

Served as project counsel to a design builder for the development of a medical office clinic location for a national dialysis services provider. Representation included structuring and closing on property acquisition, coordinating due diligence, negotiating development and construction agreements, obtaining governmental approvals and leasing out the completed facility in accordance with Stark Law and HIPAA requirements. Also negotiated and closed on a sale of the project following the completion of construction and lease commencement.

Lead Attorney for Multiple $100 Million Build-To-Suit Leases

We were lead attorney on five build-to-suit leases spread across the United States for projects valued at $100 million each in furtherance of a nationwide plant consolidation of a large international consumer products company.

Lead Counsel on a $250 Million Lease Transaction for a Renewable Energy Facility

We served as lead attorney on a $250 million lease transaction for the construction and operation of a biomass power generation facility in Georgia. The facility will supply the region with renewable energy and steam.

Counseled Client Through a Large Real Estate and Construction Project

We represented a client in the acquisition of 450-plus acres of real estate in Martinsburg, W.V. and the construction of a $500-plus million multi-category manufacturing facility. The project is the largest economic development project in the state’s history.  

Represented a Consumer Products Company in the Sale of 121 Acres

We represented a large consumer products company in the sale and leaseback of approximately 121 acres of real estate in the greater Cincinnati area. This included the preparation and negotiation of a complex separation plan and agreement involving various shared utilities and facilities.

Counseled a Rehabilitation Service During Lease Negotiations

Client: Southeast Kentucky Rehabilitation Industries, Inc.

We represented Southeast Kentucky Rehabilitation Industries, Inc. (as Lessee) in the negotiations of a lease to a warehouse/manufacturing facility in Pineville, Kentucky. 

Represented the Lessee/Purchaser In Negotiations Over a Manufacturing Site

We represented the lessee in the negotiations of the lease of a 15-acre manufacturing site in Kentucky, and then represented that client through the closing when it exercised its option to purchase the property.

Represented a Lessor in Commercial Lease Transactions

Client: Rosenstein Development

We represented Rosenstein Development (as Owner/Lessor) in several commercial lease transactions, including those with Walgreen’s, Rally’s, Jason’s Deli and Sears. 

Negotiated Lease Between Municipal Convention Center and Men’s Division 1 College Basketball Team (including media rights and naming rights)

We represented the owner of a municipal arena/convention center complex in negotiations for a 15-year lease of the arena to a major college men’s basketball team.   

Drafted Documents in Preparation for a Landlord’s Renovation

We drafted multiple leases, licenses and service agreements for the owner/landlord of a mixed-use building in the process of significant renovation.

Counsel Client in Fee to Trust Application under the HEARTH ACT

We worked extensively on document origination and preparation for Tribal Trust Land leasing matters in Michigan. These included Tribal code review and analysis, ground lease drafting and negotiation, preparation of a retail sublease template, HEARTH ACT research and analysis, and inclusion of related provisions in leasing documents. We also created necessary development and documents to facilitate land and planning components.

Counseled Client During a Building Acquisition

We were counsel on the acquisition of an $8.5 million office building in Dayton, Ohio for a rapidly growing, privately-owned company that provides services across the United States.

Conducted Conservation Easement Law Research

We were involved significantly in conservation easement law research, analysis and summation, specifically regarding the highly debated area of amendments to conservation easements. We were also involved in the petition and negotiation for amendments to an existing conservation easement encompassing 1000+ acres of land in Montana and in the process of the creation of two new conservation easements comprised of more than 630 acres of land.

Negotiate Leases and Provisions for Beer, Wine and Spirit Clients

Client: Various clients

We represent a growing number of tenants in the beer, wine and spirits industry and negotiate on behalf of such industry tenants for critical industry-related provisions in leases of all sizes and with landlords.

Acquisition of 400,000 Square Foot Lifestyle Center in South Florida

A nationally recognized lifestyle developer turned to Dinsmore when it sought to purchase a 400,000-square foot lifestyle center in South Florida near the I-75 corridor just southwest of Fort Lauderdale. An affiliate of Duke Realty was seeking to divest itself of retail holdings as part of its asset allocation strategy. Serving as buyer’s counsel, we first structured a joint venture on behalf of our long-time client, Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate, which together with a Heitman real estate entity, served as the buyer of the center, known as the Shops at Pembroke Gardens. Next, on behalf of the joint venture purchaser, we handled the real estate components including managing the due diligence and the closing of the transaction, as well as negotiating and drafting the purchase contract, various ECR and escrow agreements. Years earlier, Dinsmore had been responsible for the initial lease-up of the center and successfully negotiated leases with a variety of desirable lifestyle tenants, such as Sur La Table, White House/Black Market, Ann Taylor, Talbots, bebe, Z Gallerie, Chicos, BCBG, Barnes & Noble, Sephora, DSW, Victoria’s Secret, and Brio and Brimstone restaurants. Our extensive experience in serving as project counsel for lifestyle and shopping center projects throughout the country ensured that the buyer was able to proceed in an efficient and timely manner, thereby ensuring the achievement of its transactional objectives.

Leasing and Sale of Retail Shopping Center

Represented the owners of Tri-County Towne Center in the lease out and sale of the 200,000+ square foot, $24.3 million retail shopping center. Representation included the drafting and negotiation of reciprocal easement agreements involving access, parking and utilities rights, maintenance obligations and building limitations between the shopping center and separately-owned outparcels.

Industrial Leasing

Represented Fortune 100 company in the site selection, due diligence and leasing of a 175,000 square foot regional manufacturing, warehouse and distribution center.

Commercial Real Estate Office Leasing

Representation of a Fortune 500 insurance company in its North American office leasing matters. Representative transactions range from single office suites to build-to-suit, 100,000+ square foot regional office headquarters locations.

Acquisition, Leasing, Financing and Development of Shopping Center

Dinsmore & Shohl represented Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate, Inc. with respect to the acquisition, site development, leasing and financing of the Shops at West End in the City of St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

Leasing and Sale of Shopping Center

Dinsmore & Shohl represented Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate, Inc. in the leasing and sale of Union Centre Pavilion in Butler County, Ohio.

Leasing and Sale of Shopping Center

Dinsmore & Shohl represented Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate, Inc. with respect to the acquisition, development, zoning, leasing, financing and sale of Rookwood Pavilion in the City of Norwood, Ohio.

Acquisition, Leasing, Financing and Development of Shopping Center

Dinsmore & Shohl represented Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate, Inc. with respect to the acquisition, development, leasing and financing of The Shops at Pembroke Gardens, in Broward County, Florida.

Leasing and Sale of Shopping Center

Dinsmore & Shohl represented Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate, Inc. with respect to the acquisition, development, leasing, financing and sale of Algonquin Commons Shopping Centers in Kane County, Illinois.

Leasing and Sale of Shopping Center

Dinsmore & Shohl represented Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate, Inc. in the leasing and sale of Skytop Pavilion in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Development, Leasing and Sale of Shopping Center

Dinsmore & Shohl represented Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate, Inc. in the development, leasing and sale of Alexandria Village Green Shopping Center in the City of Alexandria, Kentucky.

Real Estate Leasing, Purchase, Sale and Development

Represented Fortune 100 company in various real estate matters, including the leasing, purchase, sale and development of its North American properties.

Development of Medical Office Clinic

Served as project counsel to a group of physicians for the development of medical office clinic locations for a national dialysis services provider. Representation included structuring and closing on property acquisitions, coordinating due diligence, negotiating development and construction agreements, obtaining governmental approvals and leasing out the completed facility in accordance with Stark Law and HIPAA requirements.

The Banks Project

Served as owner’s counsel to Nicol Investment Company on The Banks project on the downtown Cincinnati riverfront. Representation involves leasing and development matters with national and regional tenants, including first-to-market occupants, as well as the completion of one of the first vertical subdivisions in Hamilton County, Ohio, which distinguished as separate tax parcels the upper floor luxury apartments from the street level retail businesses.

Zoning, Leasing, Financing and Sale of Office Building

Dinsmore & Shohl represented Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate, Inc. with respect to the acquisition, development, zoning, leasing, financing and sale of Rookwood Tower in the City of Norwood, Ohio.