Kelly Hart attorneys have a comprehensive real estate investment trust (REIT) practice and are skilled in representing both publicly traded and private REITs. Our lawyers work collaboratively across different practice groups to provide assistance to REITs with capital markets, corporate finance, investment management, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, restructuring, and tax advice. We have a deep understanding of the intricacies involved in organizing and completing public or private REIT equity or debt offerings. Our lawyers are also knowledgeable about the requirements and timing restrictions involved in these transactions, and we bring all necessary materials together in a cost-efficient manner. To stay up to date with industry trends, our REIT lawyers are members of NAREIT and have a firm grasp of the legal and business foundations of these complex structures and transactions.

Our extensive REIT experience includes:

  • Assisting Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation in multiple acquisitions across the country, all of which are leased to FEDEX Ground as distribution centers
  • Providing legal support to Extra Space Storage on several multi-site portfolio financings nationwide and working on a Texas portfolio acquisition
  • Collaborating with Medical Properties Trust to negotiate and complete the sale-leaseback and ground lease arrangements for one of the largest operators of free-standing emergency rooms
  • Representing Healthcare Realty Trust in various due diligence matters and purchase transactions
  • Assisting Griffin-American Healthcare REIT in due diligence matters and purchase transactions
  • Collaborating with Apple REIT to structure, negotiate, and complete a unique portfolio sale-leaseback of 150 natural gas drilling pad sites
  • Collaborating with INVESCO in structuring, negotiating, and completing the sale of a large retail complex