• Real Estate Finance − Borrowers: Major owners of government and private sector leased office buildings on more than 50 construction and permanent loans. Clients have included off shore investors and national REITs, and other operators
  • Real estate Finance − Lenders: Life insurance companies and banks on construction and permanent loans in more than 20 states. Fred serves as primary counsel in the mid Atlantic region to a bank that has recently made more than US$2 billion in mortgage loans
  • Distressed Debt/Workouts − Fred regularly represents banks and borrowers on distressed loans and investors who have purchased distressed debt, including mortgage and mezzanine debt
  • Purchase and Sale − Fred represents purchasers and sellers of large assets (office, multi family, retail, student housing, hotels and other property types), and recently represented the owner of a 1.4 million square foot office building in Washington, DC, in a highly structured sale to institutional investors. Clients include off shore investors (including several prominent German open-end funds), public REITs, private equity funds and hedge funds. Many of these transactions involve properties that are leased to the United States Government, and where needed, Fred advises clients on the unique legal and procedural issues associated with the transfer of these properties. The tenants in several of these transactions operated highly secure facilities
  • Equity Investments − Fred represents several investment funds (including a fund whose investors are primarily labor unions) on joint ventures for the development and acquisition of office, multi-family, condominium, student housing and other investments
  • Development − Fred has structured complex ground leases, air rights developments and mixed use projects during his entire career. He has also been involved in disputes involving ground leases, and has assisted several clients in connection with the restructuring of ground leases
  • Corporate Occupiers − Fred represents corporate users and occupiers, both on transactions and in connection with their ongoing operations