Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

Our real estate investment trusts (REITs) team comprises corporate, securities, real estate and tax lawyers who work together to provide seamless service to our clients. We focus on the issues facing our clients and provide pragmatic advice and creative solutions that assist them in achieving their business objectives. Our lawyers understand the laws and regulations applicable to REITs, monitor emerging issues that affect REITs and are members of industry associations, such as the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT). 

Public and private REITS depend on Waller for advice and counsel in real estate capital markets transactions and the acquisition, development, leasing and disposition of real estate. We have counseled REITs, real estate funds, sponsors, contributors and other owners of real estate that operate in the healthcare, medical office building, multi-family, collegiate housing, self-storage, hospitality, shopping center, industrial and senior living sectors at all stages of their life cycles on a variety of matters, including:

  • Initial REIT formations
  • Conversions, rollups and spin-offs of existing entities into REITs
  • IPOs, follow-on offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities
  • UPREIT and DownREIT transactions
  • Joint ventures
  • Mergers, acquisitions and other strategic transactions
  • Acquisitions and dispositions of both individual parcels and entire portfolios of real estate
  • Corporate and property-level debt financing transactions and debt restructuring
  • Tenant leasing and lease administration
  • Ongoing corporate and securities counseling
  • Corporate governance and compliance matters

Related Experience

Freehold Properties forms REIT

Represented FHP in corporate and securities matters related to the company's formation and initial sale of common stock.

Publicly traded REIT prevails in class action securities fraud lawsuit

Served as lead Tennessee counsel to a publicly traded real estate investment trust in a securities class action case brought under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Healthcare REIT purchases eight medical office buildings in Atlanta

Represented a healthcare REIT in the purchase of eight medical office buildings from a healthcare-focused real estate firm in the metro-Atlanta market.

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