Joseph Bealmear has a multifaceted background in the real estate industry, helping both public and private entities in the acquisition, financing, development, leasing and disposition of office, retail, multi-family, medical and industrial properties.  He also represents clients in condominium development, land acquisition and assemblage, subdivision development, tax-deferred exchanges, and other real estate and business matters.

Joseph serves as outside general counsel to multiple real-estate development companies, and as outside real-estate counsel to national retailers and medical-services providers.  His experience includes being the sole real-estate attorney for a medical-services company operating leased locations in 28 states and the District of Columbia, handling all of the company’s real-estate-related matters.

Joseph is a member of the firm’s Opportunity Zone practice group and represents developers and investors in financing and structuring real estate projects to meet the requirements of a “Qualified Opportunity Zone Business” in accordance with Sections 14002-1 and 2 of the IRC.  As part of his development practice, he has secured governmental incentives for his clients’ projects in every asset class of real estate, and has significant experience with various federal and state tax credits (including New Markets Tax Credits and Historic Tax Credits).

In addition to being a licensed attorney, Joseph is a licensed real estate broker in Missouri and has substantial experience with agency, licensing and other legal issues facing brokers, agents, and management companies, having established brokerage and property-management companies in 14 different states.

  • Represented an international private-equity company in the acquisition of a multi-state healthcare and behavioral services company with 441 locations (including 162 owned locations, 154 leased locations, and various forms of licensed and managed facilities) in a $280,000,000.00 transaction, including the securitization of the loan for such transaction against all of the company’s assets across multiple states.
  • Represented one of the largest and most well-known retailers in the world in the disposition of hundreds of properties across the county, including the sale of over more than 600 locations in a single transaction.
  • Represented a developer in the acquisition of a leasehold estate and development of a 160,000 square-foot biotech office building, including the negotiation of the ground lease, financing documents, documents establishing the equity participation among the joint-venture participants, leases to the end users, coordination with local governmental officials on the governmental incentives and financing structure applicable to the development.
  • Served as outside counsel to a real-estate development company that has developed apartment buildings, retail centers, office buildings and charter schools in the St. Louis metropolitan area.  These projects often involve conventional construction financing, alternative financing (including PACE financing), as well as governmental incentives (such as federal New Markets Tax Credits, federal and state historic tax credits, state neighborhood preservation tax credits, and local tax abatement).
  • Represented a publicly-traded healthcare company with more than 100 pharmacy, retail and warehouse locations spread across 22 states, in all matters associated with the company’s owned or leased real estate, including the negotiation and documentation of leases, lease amendments, SNDAs, estoppels, licenses, subleases, easements, and construction contracts.
  • Served as counsel on a $900,000,000 loan secured by 77 separate real-estate assets, including 22 located in Kansas and Missouri, providing advice on state-specific requirements for the same, including licensure thereof.
  • Represented a private-equity company that owns senior living facilities across the country with the sale (including seller financing), and leasing of skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities in 4 states.
  • Represented an international company in the disposition of more than 150 retail properties throughout the United States.
  • Represented the purchaser in the acquisition of a 400-plus-unit residential development.
  • Represented condominium developers and condominium associations in more than 40 residential, commercial, and mixed-use condominium developments in Missouri and Illinois.
  • Represented local and national real estate brokerage companies and trade organizations with respect to compliance with state-specific brokerage regulations and requirements.
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Presenter, Institute of Real Estate Management
April 2021
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Presenter, St. Louis Building Owner’s Association
December 2020
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Author, COVID-19 Blog
April 6, 2020
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Association for Corporate Growth
November 2019
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Presenter, Business Law Institute
June 2017
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Brokerage Lien and Other Payment Issues
Presenter, Missouri Association of Realtors- Commercial Day
June 2011
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Commercial Leases: Negotiating Key Provisions
Presenter, Building Owners and Managers Association
April 2011
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Real Estate Brokerage Issues in Missouri and Illinois
Presenter, CLE video conference
December 2010
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Landlord Tenant Law: Landlord and Tenant Obligations
Sterling Education Services
December 2008
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Drafting Commercial Leases: The Ins and Outs of Protecting Your Interest
National Business Institute
August 2007