Real Estate

Real Estate

We understand the long-term value of real estate and the importance of sound business relationships

Our team works hard to close transactions and resolve real estate matters.

Our team works hard to close transactions and resolve real estate matters. We understand the long-term value of real estate and the importance of sound business relationships among investments and managers. At Gravis, we have a depth of experience establishing, operating, and transitioning private equity real estate investment companies, establishing common interest communities like condominium associations or homeowners associations, initiating, settling, and closing real estate transactions, and working with real estate agents and brokers to find efficient tax practices and manage their team members. We help file and resolve lien issues, help developers subdivide or change zoning, and spend a significant amount of time in commercial leases for our clients in Seattle, Grand Rapids, and other major areas, including liquor and cannabis leases.

Our startup and commercial real estate practice supports clients in the following areas:

  • Preparation and Review of Commercial and Residential Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Escrow Services
  • Commercial and Residential Lease Matters
  • Preparation of Settlement Statements and Amortization Schedules
  • Promissory Notes
  • Deed of Trust, Security Agreements, Mortgages
  • Lien Rights
  • Homeowner Association Matters
  • Condominium Association Matters
  • Zoning and Subdivision
  • Joint Ventures
  • Easements and Encumbrances
  • Maintenance Agreements
  • Evictions

Representative Matters

  • Established international private equity real estate investment fund operating in multiple countries.
  • Started opportunity zone businesses and opportunity zone funds in strategic capital gains plays.
  • Subdivided agricultural land for separate uses, including farming and other primarily residential uses.
  • Seller-financed sale of improved real estate with recorded security and long-term escrow.
  • Apartment cooperative establishment and sales of shares with proprietary leases.
  • Established Seattle and other condominium associations and homeowner’s association under the old and new acts.
  • Board of directors’ support as general counsel, including regarding evictions, association lien rights, developer disputes, campus rules, foreclosures, and other general association matters.
  • Initiated purchase and sale, settled, and closed transaction on multi-million-dollar commercial tenant occupied real estate in Spokane.
  • Neighbor disputes regarding land use, boundaries, adverse possession, and easements.
  • Represented general contractor in public bid dispute, negotiations, subcontractor contracts, procurements, DBE compliance, and administration of $1.3B aviation project utilizing CMAR as the delivery model and financing by FAA and State Capital Outlay grants and various other sources.
  • Represented general contractor in negotiations, subcontractor contracts, procurements, and DBE compliance of $150,000,000 aviation project utilizing CMAR as the delivery model and financing by FAA and State Capital Outlay grants, and various other sources.
  • Represented public owner in the financing, procurement, construction, and development of a $30,000,000 new hospital and medical office building utilizing CMAR as the delivery model, and FFE acquisition, with USDA financing and State Capital Outlay funds.
  • Represented public owner in the financing, procurement, construction, and development of a $32,000,000 new hospital, medical office building utilizing CMAR as the delivery model, and FFE acquisition, with USDA financing, State Capital Outlay, and public funds.
  • Represented public owner in the financing, procurement, construction, and development of $27,000,000 new hospital using Design-Bid-Build as the delivery model, and FFE acquisition, with USDA financing and State Capital Outlay grants.
  • Represented public owner in the financing, procurement, construction, and development of a $180,000,000 new hospital utilizing CMAR as the delivery model, and FFE acquisition, with HUD, FEMA, CDBG, State Capital Outlay funding.
  • Represented public owner in the financing, procurement, construction, and development of a $50,000,000 new hospital and medical office building utilizing Design-Bid-Build as the delivery model, and FFE acquisition, with FEMA, CDBG, and State Capital Outlay funds, and New Markets Tax Credits.
  • Represented public owner in the financing, procurement, construction, and development of a $22,000,000 new hospital and medical office building utilizing Design-Bid-Build as the delivery model, and FFE acquisition, with FEMA and CDBG grant funds.
  • Represented federally qualified community health center in the construction of a $2,100,000 new clinic utilizing Design-Bid-Build as the delivery model with CDBG grant funds and private sources.
  • Represented public owner in public bid dispute, negotiations, subcontractor contracts, procurements, and DBE compliance for various educational projects estimated at $40,000,000+ per project utilizing CMAR and Design-Build as the delivery models and financing by FEMA and CDBG grants.
  • Represented public owner in the financing, procurement, construction, and development of a $18,000,000 drainage project utilizing CMAR and Design-Bid-Build as the delivery models with financing from State Capital Outlay and Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority grants and public funds.
  • Represented general contractor in financing and change order dispute of $35,000,000 multi-family housing project with financing by HUD, tax credits, and various private sources.
  •  Represented owner in the procurement, construction, development and overall program/project management new $4,000,000 educational institution utilizing Design-Build as the delivery model and financing through private sources.
  • Represented public owner in the administration of procurement for a construction manager at-risk to renovate a public hospital valued at $16,500,000 utilizing CMAR as the delivery model and financing from various public and private sources.
  • Represented public owner in the procurement, construction, development, and program/project management of a $550,000,000 renovation of an iconic sports venue utilizing CMAR as the delivery model and financing from various public and private sources and a State Capital Outlay grant.
  • Represented developer in land acquisition, zoning and governmental approvals, procurement, construction, and development of a $45,000,000 student housing project utilizing CMAR as the delivery model and financing through a TIF, private sources, and opportunity zone.
  • Represented public utility provider in the procurement, construction, equipment and materials acquisition, and contractor negotiation of a $100,000,000+ utility infrastructure project from public grants and private sources.