The Real Estate Group at GCA Law Partners LLP represents a broad range of clients with a practice devoted equally to corporate facilities users and those whose primary business is real estate – investors, developers and lenders. Our work encompasses every aspect of office, commercial and industrial leasing and subleasing, real property acquisitions and sales, financing, construction, redevelopment and environmental compliance.
Specific areas in which the Group regularly practices include the following:
Acquisitions and Sales
We have handled the purchase and sale of numerous sites on behalf of high-technology, bio-technology and institutional public and private companies. These include the assembly, acquisition, entitlement and development of:
- Multi-tenant office buildings
- Research and development facilities
- Corporate campuses
- Warehouse and industrial facilities
- High density housing
- Mixed use projects
The Real Estate Group has a sophisticated national leasing and subleasing practice, with significant experience in handling the leasing and subleasing of a broad range of properties. We also assist Fortune 500 companies in managing their national and international leased property portfolios. Representative transactions include the following:
- Properties for start-up companies
- Headquarters facilities for mature bio-tech and hi-tech public companies
- Major build-to-suit corporate campuses for public companies
- Retail and restaurant sites
- Single and multi-tenant high rise office buildings
- R&D, warehouse and industrial properties
We have negotiated construction and design contracts for some of the largest public and private projects in the Bay Area, including:
- Major sports arenas
- Convention centers
- Corporate campuses
- Bio-tech facilities
- Mixed use residential projects
- Residential projects
Consistent with the other areas of our transactional practice, we work with companies and real estate professionals in obtaining financing for acquiring operating facilities, land and investment properties. Financing work on behalf of real estate investors has included various debt and equity transactions and conduit financing.
The broad transactional, land use and business experience of the GCA Real Estate partners permits us to provide sophisticated and cost-effective representation uniquely tailored to each client. We offer every client practical and efficient advice in virtually every type of real estate transaction.
Litigation and Arbitration
When our clients face lawsuits or other disputes, they want experienced attorneys who can represent them vigorously, thoroughly and effectively from initial consultation through final resolution. The Real Estate Group, in addition to its transactional skills, provides seasoned dispute resolution services. Our real estate litigation attorneys are experienced in mediation, arbitration, litigation, trials and appeals. All of our Real Estate Group litigators have significant trial experience in both federal and California courts.
Our attorneys have represented all manner of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies in multi-level lease litigation, start-ups involved in office lease negotiations, to individual clients in residential nondisclosure disputes. Our attorneys are dedicated to finding cost-effective ways to resolve our clients’ disputes.