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Christopher R. Froeb



Chris Froeb focuses his practice on representing local and national developers, investors and owners in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including joint venture transactions, development and management agreements, acquisitions, sales, financings and refinancings.

What do you focus on?

Joint venture transactions and general real estate transactions

I work routinely with local and national developers and institutional investors to create joint venture companies that are targeting a single-property or portfolios across all real estate asset classes. In connection with any joint venture transaction, our team will also negotiate any applicable development agreement, construction management agreement, property management agreement and asset management agreement.

For any general real estate transaction, I assist clients in all aspects of a sale or purchase, including, without limitation, drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements, leases and loan documents. In addition, I also manage and perform the due diligence and other site acquisition services needed to ensure my clients are protected and transactions close efficiently.

Industrial properties

Over the last couple years, we have seen a significant rise in industrial property acquisitions and portfolio building. Over that time, I’ve represented core and opportunistic buyers of these industrial properties around the country.

Multifamily housing

Multifamily housing acquisitions and development remains a key focus for many of our clients in certain key U.S. markets. I continue to represent buyers and developers of market-rate multifamily housing as well as institutional investors with continued interest in multifamily housing or mixed-use assets.

Seniors housing and care

I am the head of our Seniors Housing & Care team. Our clients in the seniors housing industry remain focused on the development of assisted living, memory care and independent living (age restricted) assets. Those clients remain focused on strong demand for seniors housing options. Our team regularly assists clients in the acquisition, development and financing of all seniors housing asset classes.

Restructuring and workouts

My restructuring and workout experience has included representing both borrowers, investors, subordinate lenders and institutional lenders in workouts of commercial and securitized loans, distressed property sales, foreclosures and deed-in-lieu transactions.

What do you see on the horizon?

Like everyone, I’m focused on the length of the current cycle and very high cost of construction. However, I am optimistic that certain markets and major asset classes will be able to ultimately remain successful even in the face of slowed growth.

Developers Cool to Downtown Boston Sites the State Sees as Hot Properties

Boston Globe | February 22, 2018

Boston real estate partner Chris Froeb is quoted in this article for his view on why the state has struggled to sell two pieces of prime real estate in downtown Boston.

Swedish investor pays $64.25M for South Boston apartment tower

Banker & Tradesman | December 20, 2016

Boston real estate partner Christopher Froeb and associate Christina Ricotta are mentioned as counsel representing the buyer in the sale of a South Boston, Massachusetts apartment building.

Boston business leaders react to news of President-elect Donald Trump

Boston Business Journal | November 09, 2016

This article is a roundup of Boston-area business leaders’ reactions to the outcome of the U.S. presidential election. Boston Real Estate partner Chris Froeb comments on the impact the Trump administration may have on the Boston real estate community.

Swedish Investor Adds To Cambridge Multifamily Portfolio

Banker & Tradesman | October 04, 2016

Boston real estate partner Christopher Froeb and associate Christina Ricotta are mentioned in this article representing Akelius US LLC in its acquisition of Forest Court Apartments in Massachusetts.

Contact

Christopher R. Froeb

Partner

Boston

Phone: 617-345-1137


Fax: 866-556-5970

Suffolk University Law School, J.D., cum laude

Boston College, B.A.

Massachusetts

New York

Chris was recognized in the 2014 edition of The Legal 500: USA as a Leading Lawyer in the Real Estate category and was recognized as a 2012 “Rising Star” by Massachusetts Super Lawyers magazine.

Chris is an active member of the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Real Estate Finance Association (REFA) and NAIOP.

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