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




SWAP SHOP: Investors mull retail to industrial conversion

As published in: Real Estate Weekly May 30, 2018

Retail brokers embrace market changes during Las Vegas convention

As published in: Real Estate Weekly May 22, 2018

Six Takeaways from RECon 2018, Day One

As published in: National Real Estate Investor May 22, 2018

Ripple effect from big box blight

As published in: Real Estate Weekly May 16, 2018

Simone Says: Industrial Assets Are Still Hot

As published in: GlobeSt May 10, 2018

The Nitty Gritty Of Last Mile Warehouses

As published in: GlobeSt March 9, 2018

New Partners Yearbook 2018

As published in: New Jersey Law Journal March 8, 2018

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


Upcoming Events

ACC New Jersey 16th Annual CLE Conference 2018
Attorney Speaking: Jan Alan LewisSeptember 21, 2018
Bisnow's National Finance Summit
Attorney Speaking: Rab N. NalavalaSeptember 6, 2018

Recent Events

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


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

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