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John (Chaz) C. Weber

Chaz Weber represents regional and national banks and other capital providers in complex real estate financing transactions.

Chaz has substantial experience representing lenders in documenting credit facilities in favor of developers, owners, real estate management and investment firms, REITs, and private equity real estate funds. He regularly serves as lead agent counsel on complex syndicated credit facilities with a variety of collateral structures, including subscription-secured credit facilities, traditional mortgage-secured single-asset financings, and REIT or private equity real estate fund credit facilities secured by an underlying pool of mortgaged or unencumbered real property. Chaz prides himself on being a trusted advisor to clients and a cooperative voice to resolve issues and move deals across the finish line.

Outside of the office, Chaz enjoys hiking, golfing, cooking, and traveling with his family. He, his wife, Jessica, and their three children live in Olmsted Falls where Chaz is a member of the Olmsted Falls Planning and Zoning Commission.

Education
Case Western Reserve University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2008); Order of the Coif; Dean's Honor List; Case Western Reserve Law Review, Senior Editor
Valparaiso University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2005); Social Science, Political Science, and History Honor Societies; The Torch, Sports and Opinion Columnist
State Admissions
Ohio, 2008
Service Areas
Corporate Law
Commercial Finance
Public & Structured Finance
Real Estate
Financial Services
Hospitality
Real Estate Finance
Insolvency & Workout
Opportunity Zones
Industries Represented
Hotels / Resorts
Golf Courses
Banks
Financial Institutions
Real Estate
  • Represented the administrative agent on a $48 million construction loan to complete the final phase of the Jeffrey Park development in Columbus, Ohio
  • Represented a national bank and administrative agent on a revolving credit facility with a maximum amount of $500 million, secured by retail assets in more than a dozen states
  • Represented a national bank as the lender on an $85 million term and revolving credit facility to a national owner and operator of multifamily properties
  • Represented TriState Capital Bank as the sole lender on a $10,250,000 credit facility for the refinancing of the Tyler Village complex in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Advised Ohio’s premier Level 1 medical marijuana cultivator and processor on the multimillion-dollar mortgage financing of its flagship production facility
  • Represented a strategic purchaser in the acquisition, development, construction, and financing of a veteran outpatient clinic for $14.6 million
  • Guided client KeyBank Real Estate Capital on the documentation and closing of a $60-million senior secured revolving credit facility; secured by mortgages on 11 separate veterinary offices and related facilities across nine different states, the facility includes an accordion feature permitting expansion of the revolver to a maximum credit facility of $150 million
  • Represented KeyBank Real Estate Capital on the documentation and closing of a $25-million senior mortgage secured revolving credit facility secured by self-storage and manufactured home properties in Texas, Wyoming, and North Dakota, and including an accordion feature permitting expansion of the facility up to $40 million
  • Advised KeyBank Real Estate Capital on the documentation and closing of a $95-million senior mortgage secured revolving credit facility, initially secured by five office properties located in Texas and including an accordion feature permitting expansion of the facility up to $150 million

Speaking Engagements

  • “Say What?!: Thinking Through New Loan Document Provisions,” 43rd Annual Real Estate Law Institute, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Cleveland, Ohio (November 2021)
  • “New Developments and Advice for Real Estate Financing,” Tucker Ellis Commercial & Industrial Property Real Estate Forum, Cleveland, Ohio (September 2019)
  • “Bridge Over Troubled Water: Navigating the High Seas of Subordinate Debt and Equity in Real Estate Transactions,” 40th Annual Real Estate Law Institute, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Cleveland, Ohio (November 2018)
  • “CMBS: Then and Now,” Panelist, 37th Annual Real Estate Law Institute, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Cleveland, Ohio (November 2015)
  • “Protecting Your Work in Good Times and Bad,” Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Cleveland, Ohio (December 2009)
  • “A Few Key Differences Between Commercial and Residential Foreclosures,” 31st Annual Real Estate Law Institute, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Cleveland, Ohio (November 2009)

Publications

  • Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars® (2012-2022)
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Member and Past Chair
  • American Bar Association
  • Providence House, Board of Directors
    • Secretary (2018-2021)
  • Urban Land Institute, Member
  • Olmsted Falls Planning and Zoning Commission, Member (2020-present)
  • Olmsted Falls Soccer Association
    • Youth Soccer Coach (2016-present)