John D’Amanda focuses his practice on commercial real estate with over 25 years of experience advising developers, owners and financial institutions.
What do you focus on?
Development and leasing
I concentrate my practice in complex transactional work for owners and developers of a variety of assets, from office parks and retail establishments, to nursing homes and health care facilities, to HUD-financed developments, senior living projects and projects involving economic development incentives such as tax credits and municipal grants. I also have a core leasing practice involving commercial, office, industrial and manufacturing properties. This variety of work lets me integrate my practice with others around the firm, and allows me to collaborate with the Affordable Housing, Health Services, Energy & Environmental, and Global Finance groups.
Real estate finance and workouts
I also represent lending institutions closing mortgages and deeds of trust as well as commercial banks and special servicers in foreclosures, modifications and restructuring of conventional mortgages and commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) in default.
Individuals and small enterprises are important economic drivers—and are among my most important clients. I help with succession planning for families with landholdings, historical preservation and nonprofits.
What do you see on the horizon?
Real estate companies are working with tight margins in a slowly improving economy, and I see companies that quickly identify and act upon opportunities as pulling away from their competition.