Geoff Howell has represented regional and national lenders, owners and developers, as well as public agencies, in a broad variety of complex commercial real estate transactions.

These have included:

  • Representation of landlords and tenants in complex ground lease transactions
  • Development, financing, leasing acquisition and disposition, and operation of mixed-use office and laboratory parks, hotels, green buildings, and multi-tenant and build-to-suit office and lab buildings
  • Creation of phased commercial condominium structures at several prominent mixed use facilities in the Greater Boston area
  • Permitting of one of the largest residential developments in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Redevelopment of an urban renewal project into one of Massachusetts' largest biomedical laboratory facilities
  • Acquisition of a horse-racing track
  • Like-kind exchanges
  • Development of a national rooftop leasing program

Geoff's leasing work includes the largest commercial lease in the history of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1.3 million square feet for office and lab use) on behalf of the landlord. He has made several appearances in front of the Boston Planning & Development Agency, Boston Zoning Board of Appeals, and other permitting bodies in Boston, Cambridge, and the surrounding area on behalf of project proponents. Geoff is leasing counsel for numerous office and laboratory tenants and represents landlords at major laboratory complexes throughout the country.