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Schwabe, Williamson & WyattThe Real Estate Group of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt represents clients with respect to all aspects of development, financing, ownership and disposition of commercial and residential properties. We help clients achieve success through our broad understanding of the real estate industry, the depth of our team and our pragmatic approach. We sense the urgency of client transactions and find solutions to issues presented. Our focus is on what needs to happen – and what does not need to happen – to achieve client goals and complete a transaction effectively. Adherence to these principles, coupled with hard work, has enabled us to build one of the premier real estate departments in the Northwest.

A small sample of our work:

Industrial Development:  Assist with the planning, development, disposition and operation of industrial properties. Representative clients: Oregon Steel, IBC Properties, Principal Financial Group, Grubb & Ellis Investors, UBS, Rinker Materials, Mt. Hood Solutions Company, Pacific Power Products, Capstone Partners, Specht Properties, Hinton Development and Henningsen Cold Storage.

Office Projects:  Representation of clients with respect to the development, operation and leasing of office properties. Representative clients and projects: SKB, Wells Fargo, West Linn Corporate Center, Tidewater Cove, Shorenstein Realty Services, Triple Net Properties and Arrington Properties.

Multi-Family Projects:   Assist with the acquisition, development and disposition of multi-family projects ranging in size from 10 to 1,000 units. Representative clients: Dean McGregor, Simpson Housing, Drew Prell and Triway Enterprises.

Retail:  Development and leasing work for shopping center developers and retail clients. Representative clients and projects: Sterling Realty Organization, Arrington Properties, Robert Dietz, Bridgeport Commons, Wallace Theaters, Village Roadshow Gold Class Cinemas, Coldstream LLC, Masons Supply, Richard Jolson and Hawks Prairie Investments.

Condominium Development:  Residential, commercial, hotel/condominium, and mixed use condominium projects and conversions such as Pioneer Place, The Edge, Riverplace, KOIN Tower, Rivertide Suites, Stafford Commons, 555 Second Street, Main Street Bellevue and Jacob's Creek.

Lending:   Construction, term, public financing and workout counsel on behalf of KeyBank National Association, Sun Life Assurance Company, Excelsior Funding, First Horizon Corporation, Columbia State Bank, Heritage Bank and other lenders. Representation of borrowers in financings, debt restructures and workouts.

Municipal Projects:  Representation of various municipalities and governmental agencies such as the Port of St. Helens (multi-party industrial water facility), the Port of Coos Bay (siting and development of a liquid natural gas docking and conversion facility, development of container facilities and acquisition of railways), the Port of Vancouver (acquisition and development of industrial properties) and the Port of Kalama (syngas plant and bottle manufacturing plant).

Timber:  Representation of lenders, developers, and timberland managers in connection with the acquisition, disposition and financing of timberlands throughout the United States. Representative clients: John Hancock Life Insurance Company, Hancock Natural Resource Group, GMO Renewable Resources, Green Diamond Resource Company and The Campbell Group.

Affordable Housing:  Assist clients with the acquisition and development of, and investment in, projects eligible for low income housing tax credits. Representative clients: Central City Concern, Tualatin Valley Housing Partners, GSL Properties, Affordable Community Environments, Cook Development Corporation, Innovative Housing, Bowen Properties, Praxis Partners and Cascadia Healthcare.

Construction:  General advice to clients in the construction industry with respect to the structuring of projects and the negotiation and management of construction contracts. Representative clients: Howard S. Wright Construction, Lease Crutcher Lewis, Panattoni Development Company and Sunwest Builders.

Residential Development:  Assist clients with the financing, subdivision, development and marketing of residential properties. Representative clients: Coe Properties, Hinton Development, Tom Orth Construction, Westbrook Homes, Hayden Homes, Hendrickson Homes, Palmer Homes, William Smith Properties, Triway Enterprises and SBI Developing.

Energy Projects:  Assist with the structuring and development of energy projects such as wind farms and cogeneration facilities. Representative clients: Long Valley Ranch Partners and Prudential Capital Group.

Assisted Living:   Assist with the development, operation, acquisition and disposition of assisted living properties. Representative clients: Willow Creek Management, Services for All Generations Enterprises and Mountain West Senior Housing.

Healthcare:   Assist with the development and operation of healthcare facilities. Representative clients: Legacy/Good Samaritan Hospitals and Northwest Specialty Clinics.

Resort Development:  Assist with the planning, development and marketing of resort and recreational properties. Representative projects: Thornburgh Resort, a destination resort and golf community covering 2,000 acres of land in the Central Cascades; Tetherow, a 700-acre luxury golf resort situated near Bend, Oregon; and Hawaiian Falls and Aloha Adventure Parks, a 60-acre theme park in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Sustainability/Conservation Work: Assist with the planning and implementation of conservation programs with respect to real estate assets and natural resources. Representative clients: Trust for Public Land, The Nature Conservancy, Wallowa Resources, The Indian Country Conservancy, Columbia Land Trust and Port of Vancouver.


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