Charlie Smith is a commercial real estate attorney whose background in business and politics allows him to provide forward-thinking legal advice to advance his clients' strategic interests. Charlie’s expertise includes acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, land use and public-private-partnerships (including negotiation of Tax Increment Financing and Public Improvement Fees) for large-scale development, redevelopment, infill, mixed-use, planned community and transit-oriented projects. Because he is often involved in multiple phases of a project from beginning to end, Charlie’s unique perspective allows him to identify potential pitfalls and opportunities for clients that result from the complex interplay between developers and their tenants, lenders, equity investors and public sector partners.
Charlie has advised commercial multi-family, retail, and office developers, home builders, planned community developers, renewable energy, energy storage, oil and gas companies, and individual and institutional investors regarding their projects and investments nationwide. Whether advising a client on the acquisition of a single property, a portfolio sale, the development of raw land in to a regional mixed-use center or the negotiation of a public incentive package, Charlie provides nuanced legal advice that helps his clients close their deals.
Charlie is also a member of the firm’s Land Use & Development Group, Leasing Group, and Condominium and Planned Community Group, to which he brings his transactional experience and land use background.