2021 Lawyers in Real Estate Awards
Florida & Gulf Coast
Represented a public real estate investment trust in $146M acquisition of the Courvoisier Center on Brickell Key in Miami
Represented The Collection Properties, LLC, and The Collection, LLC, in obtaining $74 million in financing for 4000 Ponce/The Collection Building in Coral Gables
Alexandra Lehson focuses her practice on a wide range of commercial real estate transactions, including complex commercial financings on behalf of lenders and borrowers, acquisitions, dispositions and leasing. She has extensive experience and particular strength in deals connected to the hospitality and REIT industries and is also active with the origination, servicing and workouts of loans on a nationwide basis.
Lehson’s practice also includes structuring transactions for optimum documentary stamp and intangible tax treatment. She is frequently lauded for her ability to spot issues in complex transactions that often go unseen by other attorneys and for her deep knowledge of FL documentary stamp and intangible taxes.
Lehson has served as lead legal counsel on some of the most transformative deals and developments — collectively worth billions of dollars — that have shaped South FL over the past several years.
Select Representative Transactions
- Leading the team that represented the Parkway REIT in connection with the acquisition of 21 office buildings across the southeastern US and the back-to-back sale of 18 of the buildings.
- Negotiating a $558-million condominium construction loan for the groundbreaking high-end development Estates at Acqualina, a two-tower, ultra-luxury residential project in Sunny Isles Beach, FL.
- Assisting a joint venture between PTM Partners and Estate Investments Group in connection with a $55.4-million mortgage loan from Bank OZK and additionally an $18-million mezzanine loan from Nationwide Life Insurance Company to finance the construction of 360 new, attainably priced, first-class apartment units in the Overtown Opportunity Zone of Miami.
- Representing All Aboard Florida in obtaining nearly $200 million in construction financing for mixed-use transit-oriented development centers.
These are some of the reasons that we named Lehson to our Florida & Gulf Coast grouping of Lawyers in Real Estate. These are real estate attorneys who have distinguished themselves in both their practice and the larger community.