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  • Education
    • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Illinois College of Law, 1994
    • B.S., University of Illinois, 1991, with honors

Tricia Gruber applies her 20 years of legal experience in complex real estate investments and ownership to understand the clients’ needs and to find practical, business-minded assessments to sophisticated legal issues. Her experience includes representing investors and developers in investment structuring and all matters related to the acquisition, financing, development and disposition of various property types, including multi-family, office and hospitality projects nationwide. Tricia also has represented:

  • Joint venture partners
  • Purchasers
  • Sellers and real estate operators in joint venture structuring
  • Construction and permanent financing
  • Development agreements
  • Management agreements
  • Purchase and sale agreements

She applies her in-depth industry knowledge to highlight potential risk exposure and propose alternative resolutions that address clients’ core concerns. Tricia provides a business focus approach for each transaction and coordinates legal services to meet a client’s expectations.

  • Represented real estate equity fund in joint venture formation and acquisition, construction financing and development of Class A office complex consisting of multiple buildings totaling approximately 640,000 net rentable square feet and related parking structures in Houston, TX.
  • Served as lead counsel to equity investor in the joint venture structuring, acquisition and development of the 1,193 room Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Orleans, including in excess of $230 million in equity and debt financing. Representation and deal structure included management company equity, PILOT treatment, project management and construction agreements, ground lease components and hotel management agreement.
  • Represented New York based investment fund in joint venture partnership with developer and operator for a multi-family residential property program concentrated in the Pacific Northwest. Representation included joint venture formation and simultaneous multi-property acquisition and continued with ongoing property acquisitions and dispositions.
  • Represented real estate investment company in its $285 million refinance of an approximately 590 acre hotel and golf course resort property. Representation included loan document negotiation and negotiation of related third party agreements with hotel and golf course management, property developer and special use districts. Oversaw and coordinated all due diligence matters, including matters related to water rights, conservation permits and restrictive covenants.
  • Represented health club owner and operator in leasing and development of 54,000 square foot health club facility in Boulder, Colorado, and 38,000 square foot health club facility in Denver, Colorado.
  • Represented client in purchase of distressed San Francisco property out of bankruptcy for development of an approximately 81 unit multi-family building.
  • Represented client in negotiation with operating partner of incentive development agreement, bankruptcy court matters and California land use and CEQA matters.
  • Represented real estate investment client in negotiation and closing of acquisition of 400,000 square foot office building in Houston, TX. Representation included negotiation and documentation of related acquisition financing and joint venture vehicle.
  • Represented equity owner in the sale of 170 room full service historic hotel in Dallas, Texas, including transfer of historic tax credit financing. Representation included sale agreement, tax credit financing transfers and releases, loan work out, and wind up of management and licensing agreements.
  • Negotiated sale-leaseback agreements, guaranty documents, transfer documents and related collateral agreements in 15 property sale-leaseback transaction spanning four states. Coordinated due diligence on all properties.
  • Serve as ongoing outside counsel to local health club operator with operations in more than five states. Representation includes real estate and club acquisition, development and finance; corporate structuring; dispositions and leasing; contract incident to operations; and coordination of employment, labor and litigation matters.
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