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Real Estate & Finance

Real Estate Experience From Dirt to Development

Bracewell has one of the most regarded real estate teams in the United States. We have extensive experience advising clients on complex real estate developments across Texas and throughout the United States. Our team delivers tailored results — on time and on budget — for commercial and residential real estate projects, hotels and convention centers, stadiums and arenas, and medical facilities, which has earned us top rankings in Chambers USA and U.S. News – Best Lawyers.

Clients regularly call upon us to handle all aspects of their real estate transactions. We represent Crescent Real Estate and Lincoln Property Company Commercial on an ongoing basis. We also have represented Apache Corporation, Kinder Morgan and Phillips 66 in the development of corporate headquarter campuses, as well as Texas Medical Center and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston on real estate matters.

Our strategy is simple: help our clients achieve their transaction goals by providing the excellent service and legal analysis they have come to expect from us. Whether it’s a power project, mixed-use residential, healthcare or hospitality development, sports facility, midstream project or shopping mall, our team of highly experienced lawyers is ready for deployment. 

We represent clients in site assembly, financing, construction, leasing, and operation and management of office, industrial, retail, residential, hotel, apartment and other commercial real estate developments. Our clients include publicly held corporations, partnerships, real estate investment trusts, educational institutions, government entities and foreign investors.

Recognition for Excellence

Our client work has earned us national recognition within the legal industry.

  • Chambers USA – Texas Real Estate
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers – Dallas/Fort Worth Real Estate Law; Houston Real Estate Law (Tier 1)
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Market-Leading Transactions

We work on a broad range of real estate projects.

  • Apache Corporation on the negotiation of the construction and synthetic lease financing for a new office building and parking complex in Midland, Texas, and corporate headquarters facility in Houston
  • The City of Irving, Texas, on the development of an entertainment venue and convention center hotel. The project involves the use of hotel occupancy taxes and the innovative use of state revenues made available to the project under the “Brimer Bill”
  • The City of San Antonio, Texas, on the $263 million development, construction, lease and operation of a convention center hotel, including a subsequent condominiumization and recapitalization of the project 
  • Corsan-Corviam Construccion SA, as design-builder in connection with the approximately $300 million design build construction contract for the Interstate 69 (Section 5) road project in Indiana
  • Crescent Real Estate Equities Ltd. on its acquisition of The Hotel at Avalon, a 330-room luxury Marriott Autograph Collection hotel located in the metro Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta, Georgia
  • Crescent Real Estate LLC in its refinancing of The Luminary, a Class A office tower located in the historic West End of Dallas
  • Crescent Real Estate LLC affiliate in its acquisition of The Crescent® office and mixed-use development property in Dallas’ Uptown District
  • Duke Energy Corporation on the $2.8 billion sale of its Midwest merchant generation business to a subsidiary of Dynegy Inc., which includes ownership interests in 11 power plants with a total capacity of approximately 6,100 MW, as well as Duke’s competitive retail electric and gas business with respect to real estate, co-ownership and generation/transmission separation matters — 2015 Strategic Deal of the Year, Platts Global Energy Awards