Real Estate

Office & Life Sciences Leasing

Representative Matters

Boston Properties Commercial Leasing at the Prudential Center and for the Retail Component of a New Urban Parcel

Representation of Boston Properties in the negotiation and drafting of its commercial leases and related documents, including for retail space at The Prudential Center, The Hub on Causeway and various other client’s mixed-use office and residential towers in the greater Boston area.

Leasing of Life Science and Laboratory, Trophy Office and Mixed-Use Assets in Key Life Science Clusters

Counsel to various real estate investors, developers, operators, and managers in connection with the leasing of CBD mixed-use and office trophy properties, and life science and laboratory projects, in key life sciences clusters such as Boston and Cambridge.

Financing, Acquisition, Leasing and Development of Office, Laboratory, Research and Development and Retail Space

Counsel to one of Cambridge’s premier educational institutions in connection with the financing, acquisition, leasing and development of over 2 million square feet of office, laboratory, research and development and retail space. 

Samuels & Associates Fenway Developments

Representation of Samuels & Associates in the development of multiple mixed-use projects involving retail, multifamily, office and tech/innovation elements. The firm has worked with this client to develop more than one-and-a-half million sq. ft. of new mixed-use development in the iconic Fenway neighborhood of Boston. The firm handles all of the permitting, zoning and land use, real estate structuring, development, and leasing for Samuels’ Fenway developments. 

Sophisticated Property Owners Leasing, Management and Operation of Boston Area Office Buildings

Representation of sophisticated property owners (Tishman Speyer Properties, TIAA/TH Real Estate, Morgan Stanley and  Pembroke Real Estate) in connection with the leasing, management and operation of multiple landmark Boston area office buildings (125 High Street, One Federal Street, Rowes Wharf, Fort Point Portfolio, Pier 4, Seaport East, Seaport West, 99 High Street, 255 State Street, and 501 Boylston Street).

Office and Mixed-Use Leasing for Sophisticated Landlords

Representation of sophisticated landlords in connection with leasing for downtown and suburban office and mixed-used properties.

Leases for Tenants Relocating

Representation of tenants in leases involving the relocation and expansion of company headquarters, development of new buildings and sale-leaseback transactions.

Boston Properties Lease to Wellington Management

The leasing of 400,000 square feet of office space to Wellington Management Company at Atlantic Wharf, Boston, MA for Boston Properties.

Boston Properties Lease to Biogen Idec

The leasing of 357,000 square feet of office space to Biogen Idec at Weston Corporate Center, Weston, MA for Boston Properties.

Leasing of Office, Medical Office, and Other Space

Counsel to one of Boston’s leading teaching hospitals in connection with the leasing of nearly 1 million square feet of office, medical office and other space. 

Brooklyn Navy Yard Financing and Leasing

Representation of the Brooklyn Navy Yard in connection with certain financing initiatives, including two new loans secured by specific assets within the Navy Yard, and with the leasing of Building 77, a 1 million square-foot property, for retail, office and industrial space, including development of a prototype lease for Building 77. 

Publicly Traded REIT in Leasing Transactions

Represented publicly traded real estate investment trust in a transaction involving the ground lease/leaseback of approximately 700,000 square feet of medical office building space.  This representation involved the negotiation of complex reciprocal easement agreements and navigating regulatory concerns.

WS Development Commercial Leasing for the Seaport District

Representation of WS Development in the negotiation and drafting of its commercial leases and related documents, including in connection with urban retail leasing for the newly developed Seaport District of Boston. Negotiated leases with national retail tenants, which involves, among other things, the specific consideration and understanding of the interplay between urban street retail needs and city easements and other public rights.

Beacon Capital Partners, Boston Properties and Equity Office Properties as Landlords

Leasing of Boston, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia assets of Beacon Capital Partners, Boston Properties and Equity Office Properties.

Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds and Boston Global Investors Acquisition, Financing, Leasing, Development and Disposition of Seaport Square

Representation of Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds and Boston Global Investors in the acquisition, financing, leasing, development and disposition of Seaport Square, a 23-acre, six million square foot, mixed-use development in Boston.