Real Estate Transactions: Serving Industry Leaders for Over Three Decades

Real EstateFor over three decades, RHHS’ attorneys have successfully served local and national clients in almost every aspect of complex and sophisticated real estate transactions and development matters. RHHS’ broad spectrum of experience, across the many ebbs and flows of the real estate market, have made us exceptionally capable in addressing our clients’ ever evolving and varied needs.  It is by and through this experience and dedication that RHHS prides itself as being a true platform for our clients’ successes.

In serving a wide range of real estate needs, RHHS’ clients include large-scale residential and commercial developers, homebuilders, contractors, construction companies, investors, real estate investment trusts, asset management companies, financial and banking institutions, and court-appointed receivers.

Our comprehensive real estate practice routinely includes:

PURCHASE AND SALES: 
RHHS works with our clients to acquire and sell real estate portfolios, including equity investments, performing and non-performing loans and REO assets. Through senior level experience, a range and breadth of industry contacts, and a thorough understanding of the marketplace, RHHS provides its clients with a trusted partner during all phases of a real estate transaction.

FINANCING: 
RHHS represents a variety of lenders as well as developers and other borrowers in the financing of real property and other assets. Our finance capabilities include the initial structuring and closing of finance transactions, loan administration, workouts, and loan restructures. RHHS has been routinely involved in the financing of residential, industrial, commercial, agricultural, retail, office and mixed-use projects.

DEVELOPMENT:
RHHS represents developers, managers, operators, lenders, investors, and receivers in virtually all aspects of the development of commercial, residential, and industrial real property. Our representation includes due diligence and land acquisitions, land use and zoning issues, and the handling of related construction and lending issues.

LEASING:
RHHS’ clients include sophisticated landlords and tenants for whom we regularly analyze and negotiate leases of all ranges of complexity. Our work includes the preparation, negotiation and finalization of lease documentation for a wide range of real properties that include commercial, office, retail, industrial, and manufacturing uses. In addition, RHHS has vast amounts of experience in structuring lease workouts and negotiating and resolving tenant disputes.

DISTRESSED ASSETS: 
RHHS represents a varied set of clientele, including financial institutions, receivers, homebuilders and developers, in loan workouts, foreclosures, bankruptcies, receiverships, and in the management and disposition of REO properties. RHHS full service practice includes bulk sales of nonperforming loans and REO properties and workouts of loans for residential, commercial and mixed-use properties. Our practice has additionally included the representation of receivers in the negotiation, sale and litigation of partially competed mixed use urban centers, retail centers and mixed use properties.

CONSTRUCTION: 
RHHS’s experience in the construction process includes the drafting and negotiation of construction and design contracts, construction management agreements, change orders, mechanics’ liens, bond claims, and the resolution of the same through alternative dispute resolutions and litigation.

SB800 COMPLIANCE
RHHS regularly assists national, regional and local residential and mixed use builders successfully comply with the requirements of California’s Senate Bill 800 (also known as “SB-800” and the “Fix It Bill”), which is a consumer protection and right to repair law that went into effect on January 1, 2003.  SB-800 applies to new residential construction, including new condominiums, where a sales agreement with a homebuyer was entered into on or after January 1, 2003.

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