Mixed-Use Projects, Master Planned Communities, and Condominiums

We have assisted a regional developer with several master planned communities in the Puget Sound region. Over the long life cycle of these projects, we have been involved in the creation of easements and other agreements for common areas and infrastructure, the development and drafting of cost sharing agreements and CC&Rs, the organization of owner’s associations and other community governance mechanisms, the sale of community components to third-party builders, the sale of several championship golf courses, and the organization and financing of joint ventures for land development or vertical construction.

We were lead transactional counsel to the developer of a two-block mixed-use condominium development in Portland, Oregon. This development includes retail, office, apartment, and parking uses, complex ground lease, space lease and option
structures, multiple tiers of condominium associations, a joint venture with an institutional investor, and acquisition-and-development and “mini-perm” construction financing.

We have assisted several urban developers with the creation of condominium documents for mixed-use projects, frequently involving multiple tiers of ownership and complex governance arrangements.

On behalf of developers, landlords, tenants, and purchasers, we have prepared, reviewed and negotiated CC&Rs, REAs and other similar documents for major regional shopping centers.

We were transactional counsel to a major financial institution and its successor in several phases of a landmark office tower in Seattle, involving joint development arrangements, condominium issues, public financing with a major arts institution and the ultimate sale of the project to its present owner.

We frequently represent purchasers of residential and commercial condominium units or condominium projects, including the review and analysis of complex condominium declarations.