Cole Schotz P.C.


Real Estate


Our real estate team has earned a national reputation for providing practical and strategic solutions for real estate developers and investors. 

The scope of our involvement includes the acquisition, sale, asset management, risk and business opportunity analysis, development, redevelopment, financing, leasing, subleasing, syndication and environmental concerns of commercial (including retail, office and hotel), industrial, warehouse and multi-family residential properties. 

As a firm, we are committed to establishing and maintaining personal relationships with our clients with the goal of becoming trusted advisors and providing the highest quality legal services.  Our department ranks prominently each year in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers For Business.

Our clients include property owners, potential property owners, landlords, tenants, sub-landlords, sub-tenants, institutional and private lenders, public and private equity investors, syndicators, joint ventures, developers, construction companies, general contractors, sub-contractors, construction managers, property managers, brokers and appraisers.

We also have developed and continue to develop a network of local attorneys and other professionals to coordinate and assist in the understanding of and adherence to laws, customs, requirements and procedures particular to the many states and communities in which our clients transact business.

In order to stay abreast of and positively influence industry developments, many of our attorneys are active in various real estate based trade organizations, attending and lecturing at national and regional conventions, meetings and seminars of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the ICSC Lawyer’s Division, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and the National Association of Industrial and Office Professionals (NAIOP).


Department Chairs




Onyx Equities, GMF Capital close on 31st Street building

As published in: Real Estate Weekly February 7, 2018

Procida leads $56m loan to restore Philly theater

February 6, 2018

Lending Limits Don't Stop These Successful Builders

As published in: Builder Magazine February 4, 2018

Here’s What Eric Blumenfeld Plans to Do With That $56 Million for the Met

As published in: Philadelphia Magazine January 31, 2018

Advised Procida Funding on $56M Loan to Restore Philadelphia Met Opera House

As published in: REBusiness Online January 30, 2018

New Self-Storage Regulations May Halt Construction In NYC

As published in: Law360 January 29, 2018

With $56 million loan, the Met on North Broad will reopen in 2018

As published in: Philly Voice January 28, 2018

Middle Market Digest – The Northeast January 19, 2018

As published in: GlobeSt January 19, 2018

The Vitamin Shoppe Relocates Back-Office Operations

As published in: Commerical Property Executive January 18, 2018

This Week's N.Y. Deal Sheet

As published in: Bisnow January 9, 2018

Health, fitness co-working firm Primary adds second floor at FiDi office tower

As published in: Real Estate Weekly January 9, 2018

People in the News

As published in: The Legal Intelligencer January 8, 2018

Central Jersey Daily Rundown

As published in: The Courier News January 7, 2018

Cole Schotz promotes CRE attorney in Hackensack office

As published in: Real Estate NJ January 5, 2018

Wake Up Call: Trump Lawyers’ Busy New Year

As published in: Big Law Business January 4, 2018

On the Move

As published in: New York Law Journal January 2, 2018

Cole Schotz names two new members to NJ office

As published in: NJBIZ January 2, 2018

$59M deal will fund new Mount Vernon apartment tower

As published in: Real Estate Weekly December 27, 2017


Upcoming Events

Bisnow New Jersey State of the Market
Attorney Speaking: Gary M. AlbrechtMarch 14, 2018

Recent Events

ICSC US Shopping Center Law Conference
Attorney Speaking: Michael E. JonesOctober 27, 2017
ICSC US Shopping Center Law Conference
Attorney Speaking: John ParkOctober 26, 2017


NYC Council Modifies Commercial Rent Tax

Real Estate & Construction Law December 5, 2017

Adam H. Morsy
March 2017 Newsletter

Cole Schotz News March 2017

Shopping Center Case Study

Real Estate Law: Fundamentals for The Development Process, Peter E. Smirniotopoulos, Routledge, New York, N.Y. November, 2016

Robert M. DiPisa and Richard W. Abramson
May 2016 Newsletter

Cole Schotz News May 2016

Uncertainty Remains Surrounding the Nonprofit Hospital Tax Exemption

Real Estate & Construction Law Monitor January 21, 2016

Carl A. Rizzo