Julie Hancock Stande - Real Estate - Nixon Peabody LLP

Julie Hancock Stande

Julie Hancock Stande represents developers, landowners, and investors in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions.

What do you focus on?

Multifamily Housing

I assist owners and developers with the acquisition, disposition, and financing of multifamily properties, including developments financed with low-income housing tax credits and historic tax credits. I recently helped a client acquire and finance a 346-unit affordable housing development in Springfield, Massachusetts. I work on many refinancings of affordable housing projects, in particular, those funded through the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) 223(f) program. Additionally, in the multifamily sector, I handle the disposition of limited partner interests in affordable housing projects, including negotiating purchase and sale agreements for such dispositions.

Seniors Housing and Care

I have assisted institutional investors with their investments in assisted living and skilled nursing properties and portfolios and also represented developers and owners acquiring and selling assisted living and skilled nursing developments.

General Real Estate

I work with clients on various other general real estate matters, including purchase and sale agreements and real estate joint ventures.

What do you see on the horizon?

As the Commonwealth of Massachusetts continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a continuing need for more affordable housing to provide stable housing for families in the Commonwealth. The Massachusetts governor is committed to supporting more affordable housing developments. I look forward to working with the developers on these important projects. 

People on the move

Affordable Housing Finance | February 17, 2022

This column on notable moves within the affordable housing space spotlights the practices and promotions of Affordable Housing and Real Estate partners Lori Bowman and Matt Carrigg in Rochester, and Alex Rosso and Julie Hancock Stande in Boston as part of the firm’s 2022 new partner class.

People in the news

McKnight’s Senior Living | February 08, 2022

This roundup of industry moves and promotions features the elevation of Rochester partners Lori Bowman and Matt Carrigg and Boston partners Alex Rosso and Julie Hancock Stande, all of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate practice, as part of NP’s new partner class.

Former schoolhouse evolves into affordable housing in Greater Boston

Connect Media | October 19, 2021

This article covers the groundbreaking for a Boston-area affordable housing project, mentioning our firm for advising the developers on the predevelopment, acquisition, permitting, and construction financing. The NP team included Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Paul Bouton, late partner Ruth Silman, senior associate Julie Hancock Stande, and associate Ali Walendziak, all of the Boston office.

Deal diary-Blackstone and KKR chalk up more insurance investments

The Deal | July 15, 2021

In two separate articles, the publication highlighted the firm for advising American International Group, Inc. in the pending sale of a $5.1 billion affordable housing portfolio to Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust. Washington, DC Community Development Finance partner Liz Young is noted in one of the stories for leading the NP deal team.

In addition to Liz, the NP team includes Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Dara Histed, Project Finance & Public Finance partner Carla Young, Community Development Finance senior counsel Jeff Lesk, and Corporate partner John Partigan, all of Washington, DC; Global Finance partner Amanda Darwin, Affordable Housing & Real Estate associates Julie Stande and Ali Walendziak, and Community Development Finance associate Nury Aguasvivas, all of Boston; Affordable Housing & Real Estate associate Emily Schwebke and Project Finance & Public Finance resident attorney Jacalyn Smith, both of Chicago; Manchester Affordable Housing & Real Estate associate Talia Burghard; Long Island Affordable Housing & Real Estate paralegal Lori Esposito; and Los Angeles Corporate paralegal Mina Gonzaque-Taylor.


Julie Hancock Stande



Phone: 617-345-6045

Fax: 855-464-5390

Northeastern University School of Law, J.D.

University of Connecticut, B.A., cum laude


  • Boston Magazine Top Lawyers, Real Estate (2021)
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