Thomas, Rick D.

Rick Thomas is a problem solver adept at developing creative solutions to get real estate deals across the finish line. With a national perspective, Rick skillfully represents buyers and sellers of a wide variety of real estate asset types, including senior living facilities, shopping centers, golf courses, medical office buildings and hospitals. Additionally, Rick has worked with many types of lending institutions to secure financing for acquisition and development of commercial projects. Rick also assists clients structure their projects (and their ownership interests in such projects) to meet their business needs and advises clients with respect to joint ventures, condominium creation and conversion, master planned communities, small planned communities, vertical subdivisions, ground leases, REITs, sale-leaseback transactions and tenancies-in-common.

Rick also has a background dealing with distressed real estate assets, with experience representing clients on portfolio-lease workouts and in connection with bankruptcy litigation concerning commercial projects.

Representative Matters
  • Represented borrowers in connection with the closing of an approximately $109,000,000 mortgage loan and an approximately $61,000,0000 mezzanine loan secured by twenty three industrial, office, and retail properties located in twelve states.

  • Represented sponsor in connection with the joint venture for the acquisition of approximately 630 acres of vacant land for development, and subsequent dispositions to homebuilders.

  • Represented developer in connection with a joint venture for the development of a 144-unit senior living facility (consisting of a mix of independent living, assisted living, and memory care units) located in Glendale, Arizona.

  • Represented developer and operator in connection with the recapitalization of a 90 unit senior living facility (consisting of a mix of assisted living and memory care units) located in Fountain Hills, Arizona.

  • Represented developer and operator in connection with the recapitalization of a 79 unit senior living facility (consisting of a mix of assisted living and memory care units) located in Fort Collins, Colorado.

  • Pro bono representation of 501(c)(3) organization in connection with a ground lease from the City of Glendale, California for the development of a $40 million museum and cultural center.

  • Serves as general outside counsel to opportunistic developer and capital partner located in Denver, Colorado. Representative matters have included joint venture negotiations, acquisitions and dispositions, financings, and leasing.

  • Represented Brue Baukol Capital Partners with its partner Brinkman in the acquisition and construction financing of the high profile Foundry development site in Loveland, Colorado. The acquired parcels at Foundry will be developed into two multifamily complexes with mixed-use ground floor components.

News & Events
Community

Regional Board Member, Book Trust

Impact Denver Project Team Coach (Spring 2018)

Impact Denver (Fall 2016)

Publications & Presentations
Education
  • J.D., 2011, with honors, Emory University School of Law
  • B.A., 2008, summa cum laude, with distinction, University of Colorado
Admissions
  • Colorado
  • Florida
Recognition
Editor in Chief, Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal, Emory University School of Law
Membership
Florida Bar Association
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