Real Estate

As a leading real estate law practice in the United States, we blend teamwork and creativity to guide organizations and high-net-worth individuals in every facet of contemporary real estate activity.

Venable’s real estate attorneys have skill and experience in navigating all types of real estate transactions, including:

  • Joint ventures and investment structuring
  • Acquisitions and dispositions
  • Development, P3, infrastructure projects
  • Land use and zoning
  • Commercial leasing (landlord side and tenant side)
  • Financings (borrower side and lender side)
  • Property management and operations

Our team helps counsel clients in connection with all major property types, including:

  • Office buildings
  • Industrial facilities
  • Retail centers
  • Multifamily projects
  • Mixed-use projects
  • Master planned communities

We also deal regularly with many specialty property types, including:  

  • Healthcare, laboratory, and biotech facilities 
  • Hotels and resorts 
  • Condominiums and cooperatives
  • Senior living facilities 
  • Storage and data center facilities
  • University, foundation, and public properties
  • Aviation facilities
  • Sports and entertainment facilities 

Our Real Estate Practice represents some of the most influential clients in the industry, including:

  • Investment management firms
  • Pension funds and real estate funds
  • Developers and contractors
  • Commercial banks and other financial institutions
  • REITs and REOCs
  • Hospitality, entertainment, and public organizations

As a national and fully integrated practice, we work seamlessly with the firm’s tax, corporate, bankruptcy, hospitality, environmental, construction, nonprofit, ERISA, labor and employment, and litigation attorneys to manage the most complex and time-sensitive matters with speed and efficiency.

 

Recognition
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  • Chambers USA
    • REITS: Maryland Counsel, Nationwide, 2012 – 2022
    • Real Estate, Washington, DC, 2012 – 2022
    • Real Estate, Maryland, 2012 – 2022
    • Real Estate, Northern Virginia, 2008 – 2010, 2016 – 2021
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers
    • Best Law Firms, Real Estate Law (Tier 1), National, 2011 – 2020, 2022 – 2023
    • Best Law Firms, Real Estate Law (Tier 1), Baltimore, 2011 – 2020, 2022 – 2023
    • Best Law Firms, Real Estate Law (Tier 1), Washington, DC, 2011 – 2020, 2022 – 2023
    • Best Law Firms, Litigation – Real Estate (Tier 1), National, 2011 – 2019
    • Best Law Firms, Eminent Domain and Condemnation (Tier 1), Baltimore, 2011 – 2020, 2022 – 2023
    • Best Law Firms, Land Use and Zoning Law (Tier 1), Baltimore, 2011 – 2020, 2022 – 2023
    • Best Law Firms, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning (Tier 1), Baltimore, 2011 – 2017, 2023
    • Best Law Firms, Real Estate Law (Tier 2), San Francisco, 2020, 2022 – 2023
  • Legal 500, Real Estate Law, 2012 – 2018, 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2006 – 2022 (Venable attorneys selected for inclusion)