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July 31, 2017

Real Estate Representative Matters

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi’s Real Estate, Development & Land Use Group has worked with clients on numerous important matters, including:

  • Represented Tulfra Real Estate and The Hampshire Cos. in connection with 15-year lease with Damascus Bakery Inc. at 65 Industrial Street South in Clifton, NJ. The leased 204,000 square feet building is a former 50-year-old manufacturing plant and will be redeveloped into a new industrial space for the bakery. 
  • Represented developers in many of New Jersey's major real estate projects, including Panasonic Corporation's North American headquarters and its eventual sale to KFH Capital Investment Co. for $165 million; the $35 million Newark Courtyard by Marriott hotel; the Newark Hotel Indigo; seven historic building conversions on Market Street developed into 35,000 SF of retail with over 80 residential units in a $35 million mixed-use project; an 11-acre property being developed into Springfield Avenue Marketplace, a mixed-use development in Newark; Richardson Lofts, an eight-story, 96,000 SF conversion of a former jewelry factory into 67 residential rental lofts; a senior citizen complex with 154 residential units in Belleville; Studebaker Lofts, an affordable housing community in the City of Newark's North Ward neighborhood; and Packard Lofts, luxury housing located at 1002-1008 Broad Street.
  • Represented the largest condominium development in the history of the City of Newark approved by the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
  • Represented developers in affordable and emerging market unit condominium projects in Jersey City, Newark, Bloomfield and Orange
  • Represented clients in the acquisition and transfer of liquor licenses into Newark's Downtown Family Restaurant and Entertainment District
  • Represented nationwide insurance company in the redevelopment and historic approval process for a two-block mixed use development project totaling over 1.4 million square feet in gross floor area in Newark, NJ.
  • Represented one of the world’s largest investment and construction groups in securing redevelopment and land use approvals for two independent mixed-use projects totaling 22,500 in retail square footage and 431 residential units in Jersey City, NJ.
  • Represented one of the largest self-storage services in the U.S. to attain rezoning, historic and land use approvals to convert a full-block historic warehouse building into a self-storage facility with ground floor retail in Jersey City, NJ.
  • Represented developer in procuring development approvals for the first high rise residential building in Newark in 50 years. The project proposed over 16,000 square feet of ground floor retail along with 245 residential units in Newark, NJ.
  • Represented national extended stay hotel operator in connection with the acquisition of land use approvals in order to rehabilitate a vacant office buildings into a 124 room hotel with ground floor leasable office space in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ.
  • Represented electrical power generation facility during the initiation and designation of its property as an area in need of redevelopment through the zoning and land use approval process for expansion of its facility in Bayonne, NJ.
  • Represented national big box retailer to obtain land use approvals for new construction and store expansions in Edison, Cinnaminson, Union and Freehold, NJ.
  • Represented urban property management company to initiate and designate its property as an area in need of redevelopment and adoption of a redevelopment plan in Bloomfield, NJ.
  • Represented national developer in connection with a mixed use redevelopment project totaling over 1.5 million square feet of residential, retail and hotel space in Fort Lee, NJ.
  • Represented national developer in the conversion of a vacant 11 acre tract of land into a mixed-use redevelopment project with over 150,000 square feet of retail space and 160 residential units in Newark, NJ.
  • Represented national developers in obtaining various retail development approvals in Edison, NJ.
  • Represented developer in securing redevelopment and land use approvals for a full-block mixed-use redevelopment project with retail and residential space in Bloomfield, NJ.
  • Represented master redeveloper in rehabilitation and reuse of iconic entertainment venue in Asbury Park, NJ.
  • Represented a developer in a $125,000,000 acquisition and construction financing for a residential project in New York City
  • Represented a developer in a $93,000,000 syndicated construction financing for a residential project in Southern California
  • Represented a landlord in a $30,000,000 portfolio financing involving 18 shopping centers in 10 states
  • Represented a developer in financing and closing on 200 acres in New Jersey consisting of approximately 1,000,0000 square feet of industrial space
  • Represented a developer in financing and closing on a 20 acre industrial and office campus in New Jersey that was redeveloped into a shopping center
  • Represented a developer in financing and closing various industrial parcels that were redeveloped into a 334,000 square foot shopping center in New Jersey
  • Represented a national landlord in leasing more than 1.5 million square feet of space in big box anchored retail projects
  • Represented a land owner in the leasing of two vacant parcels of land to a developer for the construction of two "lifestyle" shopping centers
  • Represented a national retailer in the disposition of more than 80 surplus locations
  • Represents New Jersey Turnpike Authority in right of way acquisitions, surplus property dispositions and related real estate matters
  • Represented purchaser in the acquisition and financing of a 220 unit apartment complex in New Jersey
  • Represented the New Jersey Turnpike Authority in negotiation of 205,000 square foot headquarters lease
  • Represented Lennar Corporation in its purchase and partnering with Roseland Properties on a portfolio of more than a dozen sites on New Jersey’s Hudson River “Gold Coast”
  • Represented Garden Commercial Properties in its acquisition and repositioning of the former Johnson & Johnson campus in North Brunswick, NJ, consisting of approximately 200 acres and more than one million square feet of existing buildings
  • Represented New Jersey Transit Corporation in its effort to privatize the operation of approximately 100 structured and surface parking facilities
  • Represents several national retailers, and has represented developers of factory outlet centers including Manchester Designer Outlets in Vermont
  • Represented a major developer and its related entities in obtaining land use approvals for various projects, including the Marriott Courtyard Hotel and retail space, and a mixed residential/commercial space encompassing an entire City block, in Newark, NJ
  • Represented a commercial developer and its related entities in obtaining land use approvals for various projects, including the building which houses the world headquarters for Panasonic
  • Represents a residential developer in the acquisition, obtaining of land use approvals and construction financing for numerous condominium projects in Jersey City and Bloomfield, including subsidies for low and moderate financing from the NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency
  • Represented a lending institution in a $70 million commercial loan transaction to a leading medical group in New Jersey
  • Represents a developer in obtaining land use approvals and construction financing for a new boutique hotel in Newark
  • Represents a developer in obtaining the required land use approvals for a 300,000 SF refrigerated warehouse in Newark
  • Represented a joint venture in connection with its acquisition of a former federal building
  • Represented a machining and engineering company in the disposition of its real property to a Fortune 50 company
  • Represented an institutional lender in the $41 million financing of a mixed-use property containing 671 residential units and 4,100 SF of commercial space
  • Represented a joint venture, as landlord, in connection with the leasing of a Class-B office building
  • Represented both buyers and sellers in connection with the sale and purchase of commercial real property as a like-kind exchange under Section 1031 of the IRS Code
  • Represented a landlord in connection with a cellphone tower lease
  • Represented an institutional lender in connection with the $29 million construction loan financing of a 16 story, 50 unit, multifamily residential rental building with 15,018 SF of retail space
  • Represented a real estate company in connection with the disposition of a 112,000 SF office building
  • Represented a New Jersey state agency in connection with the disposition of surplus properties throughout the State of New Jersey
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