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navigating your deal across the finish line
overview

Whether you’re the developer of a ground-breaking new project or a national bank looking to underwrite and finance a single project or portfolio of assets, our team of real estate finance attorneys have the business acumen and experience to get your deal successfully across the finish line.

In 2018 alone, Tucker Ellis attorneys played a critical role in commercial real estate financing transactions valued at over $1.3 billion, representing a variety of lenders, bank agents and syndicates, public financing authorities, borrowers, and investors across a range of industries and asset classes. Our team has handled single asset and portfolio financings, including construction and acquisition financings; term, revolver, and letter of credit financings; public financing, including bond issuances and tax increment financing; economic incentives, including new markets and energy efficiency financings; convertible loans; mezzanine and other forms of subordinate or structured financings; health care and senior housing financings; tax-exempt and other tax-driven financings; subscription credit facilities; and syndicated REIT and real estate private equity financings.

As a Midwest Real Estate News "Best of the Best" top law firm, we provide the most comprehensive counsel to our clients. Our collaborative approach to deal-making and our commitment to staying up to date on the latest issues and trends in the market allows us to work efficiently and seamlessly to present effective solutions to our clients.

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areas of emphasis

  • Construction lending
  • Mortgage financing for property acquisitions
  • Hospitality finance
  • Syndicated REIT and real estate private equity finance
  • Health care and senior housing finance
  • Mezzanine lending
  • Public and structured finance

Key Contacts

Keith H. Raker
Partner
experience

representative transactions

  • Represented a strategic purchaser in the acquisition, development, construction, and financing of a veteran outpatient clinic for $14.6 million
  • Counseled the administrative agent and senior lender on a $60 million senior revolving credit facility secured by mortgages on 11 separate veterinary office properties across nine different states
  • Advised a developer on the $7.5 million refinancing of a historic, mixed-use property
  • Represented a national bank on the documentation and closing of a $25 million senior revolving credit facility secured by self-storage and manufactured home properties in Texas, Wyoming, and North Dakota
  • Advised the senior lender on the documentation and closing of a $95 million revolving credit facility secured by five office properties located in Texas and including an accordion feature permitting expansion of the facility up to $150 million
  • Represented the administrative agent on a $500 million syndicated senior construction loan for the development of a 1,500-room convention center hotel
  • Represented the senior secured lender on a $14.7 million loan for the construction of a 116-room Residence Inn by Marriott
  • Represented a senior lender in the refinancing of a $44 million loan for an airport hotel on land ground-leased from the county airport authority
  • Represented REIT in the mezzanine financing of a $40 million single-tenant office building
  • Represented a state pension fund in a $117 million mezzanine-hybrid financing of a multifamily project involving tax-exempt bond financing and private placement of taxable notes
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