Real Estate Development

 
Kenneth D. Arbeeny Of Counsel (212) 660-3048 vCard
John G. Balboni Partner (617) 338-2438 vCard
Victor N. Baltera Partner (617) 338-2945 vCard
Aidan F. Browne Partner (617) 338-2996 vCard
Gina B. Dailey Staff Attorney (617) 338-2417 vCard
Nancy S. Grodberg Partner (617) 338-2434 vCard
Sharon G. Leifer Counsel (617) 338-2821 vCard
Stephen Rebelo Associate (617) 338-2853 vCard
Joseph L. Serafini Partner (617) 338-2845 vCard
John M. Steiner Partner (617) 338-2902 vCard
Linda Lyons Warren Partner (212) 660-3025 vCard
Adam N. Weisenberg Partner (617) 338-2479 vCard
Richard Zelinka Counsel (617) 338-2491 vCard

Sullivan & Worcester’s lawyers have earned a reputation for steering complicated projects through the development process. We draw upon our extensive experience working with large and small developers, government agencies and financing sources in coordinating and completing complex, multi-party projects.

Waterfront & Regional Development Projects (PDF)

Representative Client Work

  • Representation of a joint venture between a national development company and a real estate private equity fund to acquire, finance and redevelop a warehouse building in Brooklyn, NY for “creative office” use
  • Representation of a public REIT in development of a hotel in Florida, including engagement of a local developer
  • Representation of a scientific institution in rezoning and entitlements for expansion of its headquarters research facility in Cambridge, MA
  • Representation of a real estate private equity fund in acquisitions of redevelopment sites in Boston, MA and a joint venture acquisition of a large redevelopment site on Route 128 with an operating partner
  • Representation of a developer of proposed 124-unit waterfront condominium project in Boston, MA, including rezoning and other permitting issues
  • Representation of a developer in zoning, permitting and other development work for a 100-unit multifamily project in Cambridge, MA
  • Representation of a public real estate development company in all aspects of development of a 2.7 million square foot mixed-use project on 29 acres in Cambridge, MA ground leased from an educational institution, and in a large number of related transactions
  • Representation of a public REIT in a development deal for a new research building to expand headquarters for a scientific institution on a legally and physically complicated site in Cambridge, MA
  • Representation of a real estate private equity fund in development of an office and lab building in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA
  • Representation of several educational and cultural institutions in development and expansion projects
  • Representation of a commercial condominium as an abutter accommodating adjacent super-tall development project
  • Representation of a real estate private equity fund in the acquisition and development of a condominium project in Brighton, MA
  • Representation of a public REIT in land assembly and swap, permitting, infrastructure and negotiations for a new T station as part of a major redevelopment project in Somerville, MA
  • Representation of the developer of a residential project at a former naval shipyard
  • Acquisition and development of a 16-acre, multi-use phased retail, office and theater urban redevelopment project, including counsel on tax benefits for developing a blighted urban area and coordinating the public/private aspects of the project with the city government
  • The development of a 2,300-space underground Boston garage structured as three separate projects, each with its own owner and financing source
  • Acquisition, development and conversion to a condominium of a mixed use project in western Massachusetts, including hotel, office and retail uses
  • Acquisition, development and tax-exempt bond financing for 15-plus assisted living facilities in the Northeast
  • Development of sites for regional supermarket chain stores in Maine and Massachusetts
  • Development, construction and financing of government assisted low- and moderate-income housing projects in the Northeast
  • Development and financing of 80-megawatt alternate energy power projects in Texas, Utah and Pennsylvania