Industry expertise for commercial real estate and construction
If your firm’s commercial litigation practice includes disputes involving the real estate or construction industry, consider Plante & Moran, PLLC, which has the requisite industry expertise to provide independent economic, financial, and accounting analyses.
The professionals on our real estate and construction team work with more than 1,000 real estate and construction industry participants including private/public real estate investment trusts (REITs), affordable housing developers and operators, real estate investors, residential and commercial developers, contractors, commercial lenders, and owners. Our clients depend on the team to understand the financial trends, economic challenges, and federal and state legislation that impact the nation’s real estate industry.
Legal counsel regularly retains our real estate and construction industry experts to provide consultation and expert witness testimony in depositions, at arbitration hearings, and in courts across the country.
Restructuring debt for real estate owners
To your engagement, our experts will bring more than 30 years of commercial real estate and construction industry experience. Their experience ranges from help restructuring a single distressed asset to restructuring more than $8 billion of debt involving more than 800 entities and managing the activities of more than 150 law firms.
Whether your clients are residential or commercial developers, institutional or private investors, mortgage banking/consumer finance companies, governmental agencies, real estate service providers, contractors, or property owners, you will appreciate the depth of the industry, financial, and accounting expertise of our professionals.
Review, analysis, and evaluation
Our professionals regularly perform financial statement review and analysis, analyze and evaluate general ledgers, perform studies of historical rent rolls, perform stress test cash flow analyses, and analyze trends in historical revenue and operating expenses.
You can depend on them to properly undertake market research of comparable rental and occupancy rates, identify and evaluate key financial terms in loan documents, and review and evaluate the feasibility of management’s assumptions. Our professionals have extensive experience analyzing estimates of project completion costs, lender loan deficiencies, and guarantee exposure.
You will appreciate that our real estate professionals are well versed in the fundamentals and current issues, an important combination in today’s commercial real estate market.
Our real estate and construction industry professionals provide expertise in connection with the following types of disputes:
- Loan workouts & restructuring
- Lender/servicer liability — TILA
- Construction delay/cost overruns
- Breach of contract
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Misrepresentation & fraud
- Professional malpractice