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Real Estate & Land Use

 

REPRESENTATIVE ENGAGEMENTS:

  • $375 million sale of The Vermont, a multifamily and retail project in Koreatown
  • $495 million acquisition of Western Athletic Clubs
  • $98 million portfolio sale of nine multifamily development sites in Southern California
  • $130 million acquisition of the Beverly Hilton Hotel
  • Walt Disney Company’s 125 acre/6 million square foot Grand Central Creative Campus in Glendale
  • Representing Kendall Jackson Wine Estates in over $100 million worth of financings
  • Advising Pacific Gas & Electric as borrower in several financings totaling over $1 billion
  • Assisting General Electric Capital Corporation as lender in financings totaling over $1 billion
  • Representing a pension advisor in over 100 mezzanine loans and joint ventures aggregating over $1.5 billion to developers of residential projects
  • Representing a developer of more than nine million square feet of industrial, office and retail space in the Los Angeles and Orange County, California, areas, Dallas, Charlotte, Phoenix, Washington DC, Boston, Baltimore, Seattle, Milwaukee, and Nashville markets
  • Representing a developer of more than 2.5 million square feet of industrial space in Chicago, Illinois, and Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Representing a developer of more than 6.5 million square feet of industrial and office space in San Francisco, Atlanta, Minneapolis, South Florida, and Denver
  • Advising on Trizechahn’s acquisition, environmental review, entitlement, development, financing, construction, and sale of the $650-million Hollywood & Highland Center, a major transit-oriented retail/theater/hotel development in Hollywood, including financings from $82 million parking revenue bonds and $42-million certificates of participation
  • Representing Lowe Enterprises in the acquisition from Culver City and successor agency of a seven acre site and all aspects of entitlement for a $280-million Washington National Transit Oriented Development Project in Culver City
  • Assisting Hazens Real Estate Group with all aspects of land use entitlement, subdivision, transfer of floor area rights, and CEQA review and compliance in connection with a $700-million mixed-use hotel, condominium, and retail project adjacent to “LA Live”
  • Represented Forest City as the developer of the $110-million Blossom Plaza transit-oriented development in the Chinatown area of Los Angeles, including a disposition and development agreement for ground leases of City-owned land, a reciprocal easement agreement, Low Income Housing Tax Credit financing, a City HOME Loan, Prop 1C grants and HUD TOD funding for a $100+ million development recognized as “Deal of the Year” by the Daily Journal (2014).
  • Advising on the $280 million Ivy Station transit-oriented development in Culver City
    Representing Urban Partners’ with regard to the $200-million Central Park at Del Mar Station
  • Advising a project manager in the development of a $600-million transportation project, including evaluation of project alternatives, and obtaining approvals in compliance with CEQA, U.S. Federal Highway Administration, Caltrans, and local entitlement requirements
  • Advising on SAMS’ $300-million Los Angeles Air Force Base Redevelopment Project in El Segundo and Hawthorne, California
  • Representing Forest City Enterprises in its $110-million Blossom Plaza transit-oriented development in Chinatown
  • Representing Millennium Partners in all aspects of land use entitlement and CEQA review and compliance

 

Our Real Estate and Land Use Group represents clients ranging from institutional and entrepreneurial owners and developers to high-net worth individuals in buying, selling, developing, financing and leasing all types of real estate properties. Our lawyers have represented clients in connection with many of the largest mixed-use properties in Los Angeles, including handling land use and development for the massive $1 billion Crossroads of the World redevelopment project in Hollywood as well as a 2-million square foot mixed-use asset in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles.

We work with our clients throughout all stages of a transaction, with experience in:

  • Complex financing
  • Leasing
  • Purchase and sale
  • Joint ventures
  • Land use and entitlement
  • Environmental and CEQA compliance
  • Project management
  • Obtaining public investment
  • Lobbying and government advocacy

The group's clients include Atlas Capital Group, LLC, California State Teachers' Retirement System, Crossroads Associates, Hazens Investment, Lowe Enterprises, NSB Associates, Harridge Development Group, LLC, Bodega Latina Corporation (dba El Super), Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association, Champion Real Estate Company and Clarion Partners.

Land Use & Development

Liner LLP’s Land Use attorneys set themselves apart by creating a collaborative environment with clients and every player in the project life cycle.  We bring the highest quality legal work to the table, and we also bring our business acumen, teamwork attitude, and outside-the-box thinking. Our top priority is finding a winning path, and working closely with clients and consultant teams; we know the solution is not always legal.  Our highly respected team is engaged in issues that local communities, elected officials, and civic leaders confront on a daily basis. Volunteering our time on boards and with civic organizations provides us with the insights needed to “see the big picture” and develop a tailored approach to managing risks and maximizing success.

Focus Areas:

  • Project Management
  • Land Use & Project Entitlements
  • Public Private Partnerships (P3)
  • California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
  • Government Advocacy

Real Estate

For projects ranging from a single property to portfolios valued in the billions, our lawyers facilitate real estate transactions and protect our clients’ interests, whether they are investors, developers, tenants, lenders, or borrowers. By combining sound business sense and a solid grasp of the market, we  have negotiated and drafted leases that now cover hundreds of millions of square feet of industrial, office, and retail space across the nation.