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




Port Carteret bought out in midst of waterfront redevelopment

As published in: My Central Jersey December 7, 2018

Wake Up Call: Lawyers, Law Firms, Deals

As published in: Bloomberg Big Law Business December 6, 2018

Cole Schotz Guides V. Paulius' $90M NJ Port Deal

As published in: Law360 December 4, 2018

Onyx/PCCP Joint Venture Acquires Lehigh Valley's Westgate Mall

As published in: GlobeSt October 26, 2018

Mcsam secures $76M funding for new NoMad hotel

As published in: Real Estate Weekly October 24, 2018

Cole Schotz Guides G4 Capital's $73M Wall Street Loan

As published in: Law360 September 28, 2018

SELLING POINTS: Jersey City chemical plant gets new life

As published in: Real Estate Weekly August 29, 2018

Jersey City property sells for $17M; apartments planned

As published in: ROI NJ August 29, 2018

Developer Buys Jersey City Property for $17M, Plans 600 Units

As published in: Jersey Digs August 28, 2018


Recent Events

Bisnow NYC State of the Market
Attorney Speaking: Jordan J. MetzgerNovember 29, 2018
U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference
Attorney Speaking: Gary M. AlbrechtOctober 26, 2018
Fifth Friday Forum
Attorney Speaking: Gary M. AlbrechtSeptember 28, 2018
Bisnow's National Finance Summit
Attorney Speaking: Rab N. NalavalaSeptember 6, 2018
Bisnow New Jersey State of the Market
Attorney Speaking: Gary M. AlbrechtMarch 14, 2018
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
ACC New Jersey 15th Annual CLE Conference 2017
Attorney Speaking: Jan Alan LewisSeptember 15, 2017


Breaking Up the Big-Box

Commerical Property Executive May 4, 2018

Gary M. Albrecht
NYC Council Modifies Commercial Rent Tax

Real Estate & Construction Law December 5, 2017

Adam H. Morsy
March 2017 Newsletter

Cole Schotz News March 2017