Commercial Real Estate and Land Use Attorneys

Real estate is a key economic driver for the DC Metropolitan area, and no one knows that better than Odin Feldman Pittleman. For 50 years, our commercial real estate and land use lawyers have built an outstanding reputation for structuring, facilitating, negotiating and closing deals, pursuing entitlements and establishing development rights, acting as local counsel and planning projects tailored to the client’s specific needs in the DC region and beyond.

Whether you’re a builder or developer needing assistance with buying or rezoning or developing a parcel of land, an entrepreneur seeking a lease for your business, or a business owner looking to buy, sell or finance your property, our real estate attorneys have the skill you need to achieve your goals.

Our clients rely on us to effectively maximize yield on vital business assets, identify and manage risk, and advise on complex legal issues. We work with clients handling all forms of commercial real estate entitlement and development, purchase and sale transactions, real estate based financing and commercial leasing in Virginia, Maryland, Washington, DC, and nationwide.

We represent clients in varied commercial real estate matters including:

  • Purchase and sale transactions, due diligence review, and closings Real estate financing
  • Land use planning and zoning matters, including rezonings, special exceptions and special uses, other entitlements and Comprehensive Plan Amendments
  • Development, including subdivision, easement, establishment or removal, development agreements and deeds
  • Commercial leasing for office, retail and industrial space and ground leasing
  • Condominium formation and governance
  • Data centers
  • Owners’ association formation and governance
  • Easements, covenants and licenses
  • Title and survey matters
  • Real estate tax appeals (vacant land and improved commercial real estate)
  • Site construction permit issuance and bond release
  • Construction, contractor and architectural agreements
  • Workouts and foreclosures
  • Condemnations/eminent domain

Representative Matters

  • Represented tenant in 10,000 square foot medical office sale and leaseback to major regional national health care provider
  • Assisted landowners, county staff, and two contract purchasers in amending the county’s Comprehensive Plan, clearing the path to development of new data centers while preserving a significant portion of the land for parks and open space
  • Obtained zoning approval from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to enable a church and a real estate developer to work together to create 95 apartment units for lower income seniors
  • Represented a transit authority in its expansion of light rail across a 23-mile intercounty stretch of land, drafting, negotiating, distributing, and finalizing real estate agreements required to greenlight the project
  • Represented borrower in a $45 million commercial mortgage-backed securities loan transaction
    Represented Landlord in 20,000 square foot office lease to Fortune 500 technology and communications company
  • Representing a rising real estate investment company, advising on and establishing new business structures and managing ongoing transactions as the company grows and attracts local, national, and international investors
  • Represent landowners in condemnation negotiations and eminent domain proceedings
  • Represented emerging business in leases of restaurant spaces in multiple jurisdictions of the DMV
  • Negotiate and draft historical preservation and open space/conservation easements acceptable to the Virginia Department of Historical Resources, the American Battlefield Protection Program and the Land Trust of Virginia
  • Represented purchaser in the acquisition of a retail shopping center in Fairfax
  • Represented owner in the acquisition and development of three office buildings in Fairfax City and Fairfax and Loudoun counties, including obtaining rezoning, special exception approval, site plan approval and building permits
  • Represented government contractor in the lease of 40,000 square foot high-security office space
  • Participated as counsel and as a principal in the rezoning, land development, site plan and subdivision approval for a 106-acre industrial park

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