services & industries

Real Estate Finance & Leasing

UKS has a national practice representing both lenders and borrowers in all types of real estate financing transactions ranging from traditional mortgage loans to sophisticated capital market and securitization transactions.

Our real estate finance and leasing practice group has broad experience with mortgage loans, mezzanine loans, construction loans, conduits and Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS) loans  to various legal entities including traditional borrowers, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS), pension funds and Real Estate Separate Accounts.

Moreover, we have significant experience representing national, regional and local landlords and tenants in lease negotiations and disputes.  We also have substantial experience involving sophisticated leases in regional malls, multi-tenant mixed use office buildings, and single-use facilities. 

Our expertise includes drafting and negotiating leases, ground leases, subordinations, guarantees, expansions, renewal rights, subleases, assignments, amendments, releases, sale-leasebacks, and terminations.  Our development practice is well known to be among the most comprehensive in Connecticut.  Encompassing all aspects of real estate practice, it includes acquisitions, leasing, financing, and construction expertise. 

Our Services Include

  • CMBS and Conduit
  • Community Redevelopment
  • Condominiums
  • Intercreditor and Subordination Agreements
  • Leasing
  • Loan Participations
  • Mezzanine Financing
  • Syndication and Multi-Lender Transactions
  • Synthetic Leasing
  • Traditional Mortgage Loans