Real Estate in the U.S.A

ZAG-S&W represents a broad spectrum of real estate sector participants, including those who build, buy, sell, invest in and finance real estate projects of all sizes. Our experience includes advice on large-scale projects, including mixed-use, retail, assisted living, apartments and condominiums, healthcare and biotechnology facilities, and many more.

Our clients include the largest independent restaurant owner in New England, one of the country’s largest supermarket operators, a Big 4 accounting firm, and the country’s leading retail pet care supplier. Financial institution clients include First Republic Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, People’s United Bank, and many more, while we are a preferred destination for several US-based REITs, as well as real estate companies, such as The RMR Group LLC, The Cronin Group, ARES Real Estate, American Tower Corporation, Iron Mountain Incorporated, and many more.

Clients’ sense of confidence and trust in our experience stems from our deep immersion in virtually every aspect of the industry, including acquisitions and dispositions, development, finance, leasing, zoning and environmental compliance and permitting, workouts and REITs.

The combination of our dedication to the industry and client-focused service has allowed us to advise on some of the most sophisticated work in the market. Examples include the acquisition of a portfolio of nine senior living rental communities in six states for approximately $478 million and development of Boston’s World Trade Center, consisting of a 420-room hotel and one million square feet of office space.

  • The acquisition of a portfolio of 9 senior living rental communities in six states for approximately $478 million, including approximately $164 million of assumed mortgage debt, in a RIDEA-compliant structure
  • Completed the transfer of over 65 leasehold interests covering over two million square feet of office space throughout the United States in conjunction with the spin-off of a new company from a national financial services company
  • Represented the holders of leasehold and mortgage interests in approximately 57 real properties located in 13 states in settlements whereby the properties were recovered and the debt resolved within a short time of Chapter 11 filings
  • Represented lending group providing acquisition and renovation financing for a Class B+ office building in Washington, D.C. ($200 million)
  • On-going representation of the largest independent restaurant owner in New England, one of the country’s largest supermarket operators and the country’s leading retail pet care supplier
  • Served as counsel to REITs and real estate operators in raising over $4 billion through the sale of debt and equity securities in the past four years
  • Nationwide leasing of more than six million square feet of Class A office space for a Big 4 accounting firm
  • The development of Boston’s World Trade Center, consisting of a 420-room hotel and 1 million square feet of office space
  • Defended environmental and Superfund claims against manufacturers, including one action terminated with no fine or penalty against a well-known manufacturer of specialty consumer products, arising out of more than 100 years of manufacturing activities on the Boston waterfront
  • The acquisition of nearly 4,000 sites for a tower company in a series of portfolio sales, including one which totaled over 1,900 sites in 47 states
  • Alpine Capital Bank
  • American Tower Corporation
  • ARES Real Estate
  • Clarendon Properties
  • The Cronin Group
  • DivcoWest
  • Eastdil Secured LLC
  • Equity Resource Investments
  • First Republic Bank
  • Five Star Senior Living
  • Government Properties Income Trust
  • Hospitality Properties Trust
  • Iron Mountain Incorporated
  • John Hancock Financial Services
  • Manulife Financial
  • Mercantil Bank, N.A.
  • People’s United Bank
  • The RMR Group LLC
  • Select Income REIT
  • Senior Housing Properties Trust
  • Sonesta International Hotels Corporation
  • TravelCenters of America
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • Westbrook Partners

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