Industries & Practices
We are an integrated team offering full-service real estate solutions nationwide.
From acquisition, financing and development to investment, leasing and sales, our team assists in all aspects of real estate transactions. First established in the 1940s, our firm’s real estate capability has expanded nationally. In fact, we have participated in transactions in nearly every state in the country.
Types of clients we represent:
- Banks and financial institutions
- Commercial and residential property owners and developers
- Health care systems and hospitals
- Local and state governmental entities and agencies
- Telecommunication companies
- Oil and gas companies
- Electric generation companies
- Hotel owners and developers
Examples of the services we offer:
- Comprehensive drafting of transaction documents
- Thorough due diligence
- Distressed loan workout and collection
- Negotiating the purchase and sale of equity interests
- Debt and equity financing
- Partnerships and joint ventures
- Negotiating governmental development incentives and funding sources
- Land subdivision
- Wetlands and other environmental permitting
- Advise asset management and loan services
"Bricker & Eckler’s real estate team is not only one of the best groups in Columbus, but their knowledge of the lending environment and how this impacts real estate negotiation is the main reason why this firm is our go-to firm for outside legal services."
"Regardless of what part of real estate or real estate financing experience that we need, Bricker & Eckler seems to be able to provide outstanding service to us for our real estate development firm. We are constantly amazed with their ability to understand complex transactions and break them down to show us how to make it work. There are other firms in Central Ohio that have similar experience. However, what sets Bricker & Eckler apart from those other firms is their common- sense/business-minded approach towards the practice of law. They are our first choice when it comes to real estate lawyers in Central Ohio. "
"Our companies have worked with Bricker & Eckler for over 30 years. Three of their many qualities stand above all else: 1. Their insightful guidance has always steered us towards the best possible decision. 2. They know how to facilitate getting a deal across the finish line. 3. They are incredibly responsive and always deliver on their promised time table which allows us to plan and deliver on our promised time tables. And finally, I would be remiss if I didn't mention they are delightful people. We value working with professionals who we enjoy and respect."
Construction financing for a student housing proje...
Represented an agent bank in connection with $49+ million construction financing for a student housing project located on a brownfield redevelopment site located in Lansing, Michigan.More
Large scale solar energy facility
Represented a construction lender as Ohio counsel on a large scale solar energy facility in Brown County, Ohio.More
$50+ million shopping center financing
Represented an agent bank in $50+ million syndicated interim financing for a 600,000 square foot regional shopping center in Papillion, Nebraska.More
$35+ million construction financing of mixed-use d...
Represented an agent bank in a $35+ million syndicated construction loan facility for a mixed-use development located in downtown Columbus, Ohio.More
$60+ million mixed-use development financing
Represented an agent bank in a $60+ million syndicated interim loan facility for a mixed-use development project located in the Franklinton neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio.More
$100+ million mixed-use development project
Represented a regional multi-family developer in the acquisition, development and financing of a $100+ million mixed-use development in Charleston, South Carolina.More
Financing for the renovation of hotel properties
Represented administrative agent in $30 million financing the construction and renovation of private equity sponsored hotels in St. Louis, MO. The transaction involved complicated co-lender negotia...More
Port authority bond transaction for a LIHTC projec...
Assisted a lender in connection with financing a low-income housing tax credit project in Ohio using a port authority bond structure, along with an OHFA HDL loan and conventional permanent loan.&nb...More
Property acquisition for local school
Assisted a local school district in acquiring property to expand its campus. Our team not only handled the acquisition but also assisted the client in navigating restrictions of the property and va...More
Sale of property to out of state developer
Assisted our client in the sale of over 100 acres of property to a large, out of state developer. Our team handled all real estate aspects including, lot splits, lot consolidation, leasebacks,...More
Areas of Focus
We maintain a sophisticated, high-volume commercial lending practice, representing numerous commercial mortgage lenders throughout Ohio and the U.S. Understanding the complex documentation and procedural requirements, our real estate attorneys and paralegals are skilled in handling a variety of loan types and capital transactions and take a solution-based approach to the loan documentation and closing process.
Property Acquisition & Development
Working cooperatively with both public and private entities, our firm handles a wide range of development projects from all sides of the transaction. Whether approached with finance, construction, zoning, environmental or tax questions, we build creative solutions around issues that may arise while obtaining property or throughout the development process.
From eligibility requirements to financing options to compliance, our commercial finance and development attorneys help clients implement a variety of financing tools, including Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs), historic tax credits, various U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) financing programs, Rural Development 538 guaranteed financing, Rural Development 515 financing, various state housing agency financing programs and more. We advise on the real estate, lending, land, investment, compliance and tax implications surrounding these unique financing options.
Hotels & Hospitality
We represent our clients in the acquisition, financing, development, ownership and disposition of real estate assets within the hospitality industry. Our attorneys also assist with day-to-day asset management of hospitality projects and servicing of loans secured by hospitality assets.
Business Formation & Structuring
We help clients form entities to own and invest in real estate assets. This includes the drafting and negotiation of partnership agreements, any equity investments and all types of real estate transactions.More
Our attorneys have represented public and private entities in countless retail, restaurant, medical, professional, industrial and mixed-use leases throughout Ohio and beyond. We review, draft and negotiate commercial lease agreements and have honed specific skills in the telecommunications industry and in wind energy development. We are known for handling a high volume of transactions with speed and consistency.
Energy & Telecommunications
Our attorneys have helped clients with debt and equity financing for the construction of projects and transactions involving extensive real estate, environmental and tax issues. Our services include real estate due diligence; title curative work property acquisition and easement negotiations; document preparation; and work with lenders and equity investors. Within the telecommunications industry, we advise Ohio municipalities regarding ordinance drafting, ensuring the ordinances are compliant with federal and state micro-wireless regulations.More
With vast knowledge of the lending and how it impacts real estate negotiation, we represent lenders and developers in real estate due diligence, title curative work, property acquisition and easement negotiations.More
Our attorneys frequently represent both borrowers and lenders seeking to restructure troubled credits, negotiating and documenting forbearance, collateral surrender, liquidation, lien subordination and payment subordination transactions, as well as loan agreement amendments and covenant waiver matters.
City of Columbus officials say keeping new construction and other development moving through the approval process is a top priorityMore
Chambers USA includes Bricker practices, attorneys in 2020 rankings
For 2020, Chambers USA included 8 Bricker & Eckler practices in its annual ranking of law firms and attorneys. Additionally, Chambers recognized the 24 attorneys for their legal skills, professional conduct and client service.More Apr 23, 2020