We have been involved in over 50 successful site plan approvals and rezonings for commercial and residential developments during the past 32 years. We have extensive experience working with various governmental and regulatory agencies, including county drain commissions and road commissions, EGLE and municipal building departments to handle the stringent approval requirements and on-going regulatory issues related to development and construction. In addition to developing its own portfolio, the company has assisted other builders and developers in the zoning and site plan approval process and has obtained 15 site plan approvals in 9 different municipalities in the past 6 years.
We are skilled in all aspects of construction, from complicated underground infrastructure construction to the interior completion of commercial and residential buildings. Extensive, long-term relationships with leading engineers, architects and subcontractors facilitate the effective completion of new construction on office, industrial, retail, hotel or housing projects, as well as comprehensive renovations and custom build-outs. Our firm is currently representing several premier homebuilding companies, providing infrastructure construction management for medium and large scale projects. We have completed the development portion of 12 new subdivisions in southeast Michigan in the past 6 years.
The recent credit crisis produced numerous loan defaults and credit issues among real estate lenders and borrowers. Both lenders and borrowers have sought our assistance with a wide range of complicated financial issues and we are successfully assisting clients in loan workout transactions including loan modifications, loan extensions, discounted payoff agreements and forbearance agreements. We rely on decades of experience structuring creative and strategic solutions for each unique circumstance.
Over the past 10 years representing sophisticated property owners and developers, we have negotiated over 50 loan modifications with some of the nation’s largest banks, life insurance companies and CMBS lenders on loan transactions totaling in excess of $300,000,000.
Focusing on the client’s value objections and timeline, we excel in the disposition of commercial real estate, including residential, retail, commercial, industrial, hotel and golf course facilities. We are adept with creative approaches to sales including marketing for adaptive reuse. Utilizing our expertise in the zoning, site planning and entitlement processes, we represent owners through complicated rezoning and due diligence procedures often necessary to facilitate a sale. Our long-term relationships with local and national real estate brokers maximize market exposure for the successful disposition of properties.
In the role of court-appointed receiver, we capably guide an entity through the transition process, including partnership disputes, mortgage foreclosures and other complex real estate issues.
We provide expert witness services to attorneys for a wide array of legal matters relating to real estate, including zoning, site design, feasibility, financing, development, construction, valuation, management and other related issues. We are available for all elements of the process, from pre-trial preparation and consulting to trial testimony. We have successfully testified in arbitration proceedings as well as in circuit court and federal court on complicated real estate issues for some of the state’s largest law firms.