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Real Estate

Businesses and individuals can be subjected to a vast array of challenges in a real estate transaction, such as financing and insurance issues, estate planning concerns, and taxation matters. As often the largest assets in any portfolio, real estate transactions require dedicated attention and an expansive range of skills to address effectively.

At Jaffe, we provide sophisticated legal services in the areas of commercial, industrial, retail, and residential real estate to private and institutional developers, builders, REITs, management companies, real estate brokers, and individuals. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work, quick response, innovative ideas, personal service, and a broad range of expertise in all areas of real estate. We are a full-service real estate practice group: If it has been done, we have done it.

We regularly counsel clients with respect to a wide range of matters, including land development, construction, land use, acquisition, sale, financing, joint ventures, troubled loans, loan workouts, leasing and property rights issues for commercial real estate that ranges from major office and manufacturing facilities, hotels, manufactured home communities and apartments to outlet malls, storage facilities, shopping centers, senior housing facilities, vacant land and mixed-use projects. 

Jaffe’s real estate attorneys manage all aspects of the sale and purchase of real estate for developers and investors. We work on single-asset and portfolio sales and acquisitions from beginning to end. In representing our real estate clients, we often involve our Tax, Estate Planning, Environmental, and Corporate practice groups in evaluating and counseling clients in every aspect of a transaction. From beginning to end and beyond, our Real Estate attorneys partner with you to achieve your investment goals.

Service Index 

  • Broker agreements
  • Letters of intent
  • Entity formation & tax structuring 
  • Operating agreements and joint-venture agreements
  • Purchase agreement drafting and negotiation
  • Title insurance and survey review
  • Zoning and environmental review
  • Management agreements
  • Lease reviews
  • Operating agreements and joint-venture agreements
  • Section 1031 exchange matters
  • Closing documentation
  • All financing-related matters, including review and negotiation of loan documentation
  • Opportunity zones

Representative Matters

  • Represented publicly-traded REIT in a $343.6 million acquisition of 31 manufactured housing communities
  • Represented publicly-traded REIT in a 66-year ground lease with the Port of San Diego for a ground up development of a destination RV park
  • Represented publicly-traded REIT in a $56.5 million acquisition of 372 manufactured housing sites
  • Represented publicly-traded REIT in a $1.68 billion merger and acquisition of 103 manufactured housing and RV communities.
  • Represented national storage property owner in the $100,000,000 CMBS refinancing of 23 self-storage properties.
  • Represented national storage property owner in the sale of multi-property portfolio in multiple states.
  • Represented publicly-traded REIT in a portfolio acquisition of 59 manufactured housing and RV communities in 11 states.

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News

June 25, 2021

Gregory Obloy Joins Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C.

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., June 25, 2021 — Gregory Obloy has joined the Southfield office of Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C. as a partner with the real estate practice group. Jaffe CEO Jeffrey M. Weiss made the announcement. Mr. Obloy is well versed in counseling clients in virtually all aspects of real estate law. Over his ...

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June 24, 2021

Sam Schiffer Named Deputy Chair Of Real Estate Practice Group

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., June 24, 2021 — Partner Sam Schiffer of Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C. has been named the deputy chair of the Firm’s real estate practice group. Jaffe CEO Jeffrey M. Weiss made the announcement. In his expanded role, Schiffer will be assisting with facilitating lateral recruiting and in the attorney review process, ...

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April 23, 2021

Elizabeth Rogers Joins Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C.

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 23, 2021 — Elizabeth Rogers has joined the Southfield office of Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C. as a partner with the firm’s real estate practice group. Jaffe CEO Jeffrey M. Weiss made the announcement. Liz is a seasoned practitioner with extensive experience in driving complex transactions for large corporations and closely-held ...

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January 28, 2021

Jaffe Attorneys Michael Emmer and Daniel Soleimani Named to “36 Under 36” List for 2020 by Jewish News and The Well

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Jan. 28, 2021 – Jaffe attorneys Michael Emmer and Daniel Soleimani have received the prestigious “36 Under 36” honor by The Jewish News and The Well. The awards program recognizes activists, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and other outstanding Jewish professionals under the age of 36 who are advancing the Jewish community across Metro Detroit. Jaffe ...

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January 14, 2021

Joseph Lash Joins Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C.

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Jan. 14, 2021 — Joseph Lash has joined the Southfield office of Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C. as a partner with the firm’s real estate and corporate law practice groups. Jaffe CEO Jeffrey M. Weiss made the announcement. “Joseph’s proven leadership and real estate and business law expertise will surely help enhance ...

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