Alexis Peters is a shareholder and chair of the Firm’s Real Estate Department and Commercial Real Estate Transaction Group. Alexis focuses her practice on commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, development and the financing of all types of asset classes.

Commercial real estate companies like working with Alexis because she treats every client deal as though it is her own.  As a result, they trust her and know that she will do great work. Clients also appreciate the fact that she keeps them informed as to what is going on in the market, providing insightful market intelligence as well as meaningful connections to new relationships.  As a very active transactional attorney in the Metropolitan area, Alexis’ clients feel comfortable that she has negotiated and closed a diverse mix and significant volume of real estate transactions.  As part of her transactional practice, Alexis is very familiar with the implications of transfer and recordation taxes, as well as the Montgomery County right of first refusal requirements.

Alexis has successfully structured, negotiated, documented and closed transactions involving shopping centers, office and industrial buildings, hotels, multi-family housing (rental and condominium), health care facilities and other retail and mixed-use projects. Her clients include real estate developers, investors, lenders, hotel owners and home builders. She also represents landlords and tenants in retail, industrial, ground and office lease transactions.

 

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Results

  • Acquisition, Financing, Management Agreement and Franchise Agreement for a Marriott-flagged 96-room hotel in North Charleston, South Carolina
  • Acquisition, Financing, Management Agreement and Franchise Agreement for a newly constructed 96-room Fairfield Inn and Suites in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Acquisition, Financing, Management Agreements, Franchise Agreements and ultimate Disposition of a Spring Hill Suites and a Home2 Suites located adjacent to each other in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Negotiation of Ground Lease Financing for capital from Twain Financial Partners for the renovation and repositioning of a 388-room Sheraton located in Brookfield, Wisconsin
  • Purchase and CMBS loan assumption of The Shops at Greenwood Village, a 209,953 sq/ft shopping center located in Greenwood Village, Colorado
  • Acquisition, Financing and Development of Tysons Central – Silver Line, located Rt. 7 and Rt. 123 involving 1,500,000 sq/ft mixed-use project, apartments, office, hotel and retail
  • Negotiation of Ground Lease Financing for capital from Twain Financial Partners for the renovation and rebranding of a hotel to a 246-room Sheraton located in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Negotiation of a $76,000,000 two-tiered loan for the acquisition of newly subdivided land and the development and construction of a 624-bed student housing building with ground-level retail known as Midtown Row, located adjacent to the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Purchase, Financing and Redevelopment of a 249,895 sq/ft neighborhood shopping center located in Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Acquisition and Construction Financing for a 23-story luxury apartment building located in downtown Bethesda, Maryland
  • Acquisition, Financing and Development of “The Swift” in Petworth, Washington, D.C. involving redevelopment of an existing grocery store into a new 62,400 sq/ft grocery store and 220 multi-family units
  • Ground Lease Purchase and Financing of Cromwell Fields, a 233,885 sq/ft shopping center located in Glen Burnie, Maryland
  • Hotel Joint Venture and Mixed-Use Development of City Market at O, 880 P. Street, N.W., involving 182 room hotel in 1,000,000 sq/ft mixed-use development
  • $24,000,000 CMBS Refinance of Heritage Square, a 188,000 sq/ft regional retail center located in Granger, Indiana
  • Purchase and CMBS loan assumption of Hollinswood Shopping Center, a 112,581 sq/ft shopping center located in Baltimore, Maryland
  • $55,000,000 Life Company Refinance of Potomac Place, a 79,438 sq/ft shopping center in Potomac, Maryland
  • Acquisition and Financing of 1400 Eye Street, N.W. Washington D.C., which involved 175,000 sq/ft office building subject to Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority ground lease
  • Acquisition and Two-Tiered Financing of 1625 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
  • Acquisition, Financing, Leasing and Disposition of 1350 Eye Street, N.W. involving 381,000 sq/ft office building
  • Acquisitions and Financing of Square 85 Assemblage, 1900, 1920 L Street and 1020 19th involving 311,062 sq/ft buildings, a Prime Class A redevelopment site

Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2024
  • Top Commercial Real Estate Attorney, Bethesda Magazine, 2019
  • Maryland Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Montgomery County Bar Foundation, Member

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