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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. Chris serves as co-managing partner of the Boston office.

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.

Joint Venture Buys Jersey City Affordable Apartment Portfolio for $127M

NJBiz | October 22, 2020

This article mentions the firm for representing Hudson Valley Property Group LLC in its partnership with Nuveen Investments for the purchase of a 412-unit affordable apartment portfolio in Jersey City. The deal team included New York partner Aaron Yowell and strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen, Boston partner Chris Froeb, and Washington, D.C. partner Susanna Mitchell, all of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group.

Nuveen JV buys 400-unit affordable apartment portfolio

Real Estate Weekly | October 13, 2020

This article mentions the firm for representing Hudson Valley Property Group LLC in its partnership with Nuveen Investments in the purchase of a 412-unit affordable apartment portfolio in Jersey City. The deal team included New York partner Aaron Yowell and strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen, Boston partner Chris Froeb, and Washington, D.C. partner Susanna Mitchell, all of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group.

Law360 names attorneys who moved up the firm ranks in Q4

Law360 | January 14, 2020

This roundup of attorneys promoted to firm management in the fourth quarter of 2019 features Boston Office Co-Managing Partners Kathleen Ceglarski Burns and Chris Froeb.

Career Tracker

Reuters Legal | November 12, 2019

This roundup of personnel moves in the legal industry highlights the promotions of Complex Commercial Disputes partner Kathleen Ceglarski Burns and Affordable Housing and Real Estate partner Chris Froeb to co-OMPs of the Boston office.

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

Boston Globe | February 21, 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.

Contact

Christopher R. Froeb

Partner
Co-Managing Partner, Boston

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 selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 and 2021 in the field of Real Estate Law.

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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