Real Estate

Our team of professionals is at the ready to help clients maximize real estate opportunities, whether portfolio transactions or deals involving a single property. Our attorneys are well versed in key areas, such as acquisitions, sales, leasing, financing, zoning, land use, construction, tax appeals and condemnation. We bring a multifaceted perspective to each real estate opportunity and help to identify and address risks and develop practical strategies to meet clients’ needs.

  • Acquisitions
  • Sales
  • Leasing
  • Joint Ventures
  • Real Estate Capital Markets
  • Financing
  • Commercial Foreclosures and Workouts
  • Zoning & Land Use
  • Condemnation
  • Hotels & Motels
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Tax Appeals
  • Public/Private Development Partnerships
  • Condominiums, Cooperatives and Planned Unit Communities
  • Construction Contracts & Disputes
  • Sustainability

Hallandale Beach Community Redevelopment Agency

Steven Zelkowitz represented the Hallandale Beach CRA in the $16.7 million Hallandale City Center project, which includes 89 rental apartments, including 14 set aside for affordable housing, and 8,000 square feet of retail space, including a grocery store and a pedestrian bridge over a nearby FEC railroad tracks. Negotiated all agreements, drafted all documents and structured the transactions that made the deal possible. Guided the CRA's investment of $6 million to piece together 13 parcels, comprising four acres of property, from various owners. Advised the CRA throughout the process of finding a responsible developer, handling negotiations and structuring development agreements and vetting financing proposals to protect the public interest. Now in process of obtaining building permits and other governmental approvals.

 

North Miami Community Redevelopment Agency

Representing North Miami CRA in $100 million downtown redevelopment, in which the CRA will play a central role. The project will include a new city hall, police station and mixed use projects including affordable housing, offices and parking garages. We are involved in preparing the RFP, qualifying developers and drafting the necessary agreements to effectuate the $100 million program.

 

Naranja Lakes Community Redevelopment Agency

Representing the Naranja Lakes CRA in negotiations with a developer to construct Redland Market Village development, a $250+ million large-scale transit-oriented redevelopment project combining commercial properties, multi-family and affordable housing at the site of an existing farmers/flea market. Seven-phase project located on the U.S. Corridor would update and modernize the farmers market, upgrade and add retail, add more than 1,650 units of housing, a direct connection to bus rapid transit, a main street feature and an office tower.

 

Bluebell International, LLC.

Representation of debt and equity investment company in connection with the development of real estate projects including energy facilities, performing arts centers, hotels and mixed-use projects.