Whatever the need is as it relates to the acquisition, development, financing, leasing, and disposition of industrial property, the business-oriented attorneys, paralegals, and lease administrators in our Industrial Practice have the breadth and depth of experience to help our clients assess and address any and all risks and complete transactions, intelligently and efficiently, no matter how small, how large, or how complex. We have vast expertise in land acquisition, entitlement and permitting (including CEQA, water, Army Corps, etc.); environmental assessment and mitigation; subdivision and master development planning (including Master Plan CC&Rs); finance and joint venture structuring; development, including design, engineering, construction and risk management; build-to-suit for lease or sale; ground lease or building acquisition; industrial condominium subdivision plans and CC&Rs; roof top solar power leases and licenses; and single tenant and multi-tenant leasing.
On the landlord/owner side, our Industrial Practice handles portfolios of industrial properties for several institutional owners and numerous individual property owners consisting of over 20 million square feet of industrial properties scattered throughout California and the west coast including within Washington, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah. These portfolios consist of everything from small multi-tenant industrial buildings and parks with numerous tenancies and on-going leasing and management issues, to large, single tenant NNN warehouse, logistics, and distribution buildings containing in excess of 1,000,000 square feet. Consequently, our attorneys handle several million square feet of lease transactions annually as well as a high volume of lease transaction and property management issues. The nature of the corporate user businesses throughout these portfolios has ranged from carpet manufacturers to cold storage distribution centers, from data centers to bio-tech clean room facilities, from manufacturing to logistics and distribution centers, including for well-known major corporations.
On the corporate/user side, our Industrial Practice attorneys have represented numerous major corporations in their leasing and purchase of industrial and research and development space.
Our Industrial Practice attorneys are experts in acquisitions and sales, subdivision of land and master development planning, design, engineering and construction contracts, reciprocal easement agreements and CC&Rs, development agreements with cities, development and property management agreements, listing agreements, and leases. Our industrial attorneys work closely with our other firm real estate attorneys, who have special expertise in such areas as joint ventures, finance, land use, zoning and environmental matters, including permitting and CEQA, hazardous materials due diligence and site remediation, insurance coverage, bankruptcy, tax, and construction. This close cooperation provides our industrial property clients with comprehensive legal services.
Over the years, we have represented developers and landlords of a significant number of large, master-planned industrial projects, some containing in excess of 300 acres of land and requiring as many as five years to design, develop, and sell or lease. With such vast experience, we are able to complete all manner of industrial projects involving acquisition, finance, development, leasing, and sale in a thorough, expeditious, and cost-effective manner.
We also have substantial experience in structuring, negotiating, and documenting significant ground lease transactions and build-to-suit and reverse build-to-suit development/lease transactions. In addition, we have the capacity to effectively perform and manage any due diligence review in connection with any land, building or project acquisition.
Cox, Castle & Nicholson's Industrial Practice attorneys are actively involved with NAIOP Southern California, CoreNet Global, and other similar real estate trade organizations, which, together with the depth of exposure to all varieties of real estate transactions, enables us to understand the business objectives of our real estate developer clients and industrial users and to keep current with market trends. We closely monitor all federal and state legislative and regulatory developments relating to the development of land for industrial uses. We pride ourselves on our ability to keep abreast of and contribute to the rapidly changing legal environment for the industrial development community. With the extensive breadth of its experience and knowledge, we can provide any developer, owner/investor or industrial user with unmatched service and expertise in a cost-effective manner.