Corporate Real Estate

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Owners of significant real estate portfolios, particularly those with properties spread across multiple states and borders, often face unique property management and value creation challenges. Whether a client is considering relocating corporate headquarters, attempting to identify locations for production or distribution centers, or simply managing a geographically diverse collection of leased and owned properties, the corporate real estate team at Dickinson Wright can help you solve your most challenging and complex legal issues to achieve your business objectives.

We view our work as equal parts of art and science, and we bring creativity and imagination to even the most seemingly routine transactions. Depending on the circumstances, we may recommend alternative property uses and ownership structures, utilization of tax incentives and abatement programs, or outsourcing of certain management activities and responsibilities. With offices throughout the U.S. and in Canada, we regularly help our clients leverage local laws and practices and our extensive network of service providers to the ultimate benefit of their national portfolios.

Our Services

Acquisitions & Dispositions  Land Use & Development
• Asset Evaluation & Management Leasing
Construction • Portfolio Evaluation
• Dispute Resolution • Regulatory Compliance
Finance • Transaction Management

Asset Evaluation & Management

When the goal is to convert a holding from a liability to a performing asset, corporate portfolio managers need a legal team to evaluate their properties and facilities, find opportunities to enhance value, and identify methods to maximize efficiencies. While some organizations see real estate as ancillary to their core businesses or an inevitable expense, many of our clients recognize that their portfolios can yield cost savings and offer market advantages. Our corporate real estate attorneys collaborate with corporate property managers in various industries and verticals, representing their companies in land use planning, acquisitions and dispositions, leases, relocations, financings, tax incentive negotiations, and other value-creation transactions.

Portfolio Evaluation

Our team regularly helps clients look beyond individual properties and facilities and see the more significant gains their entire portfolios can offer. When oversight of real estate holdings is decentralized and managed regionally or by separate business units, the loss of that broader perspective can result in missed opportunities and unnecessary cost. We can assess your portfolio as a whole to identify opportunities associated with lease arrangements, common area maintenance reconciliations, occupancy, excess space, strategic locations, tax and environmental advantages, and other considerations.

Transaction Management

The solutions we offer aren’t limited to legal counsel. Dickinson Wright has developed proprietary transaction management and document automation programs that enable us to provide expeditious handling of commercial real estate transactions. This software permits our clients to monitor the status of negotiations and due diligence as they happen, dramatically reducing the time and expense necessary to complete many routine transactions.

Additionally, as a full-service law firm, we work closely with other practice areas within the firm to ensure that we address and mitigate every potential point of concern that may emerge, including:

Corporate Law  Environmental
Corporate Finance Mergers & Acquisitions
Corporate Governance      Minority Business Enterprises
Emerging Businesses Taxation
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