Leveraging Decades of Insight into the Real Estate Needs of Federal Agencies and Government Contractors
For decades, Blank Rome has represented real estate owners, developers, and government contractors in all aspects of their real estate portfolios (including successfully competing for construction, asset management, and long-term leasing opportunities involving federal agency customers).
With the support of a full-service nationwide real estate practice, we have successfully handled a broad range of acquisitions, dispositions, investments, development, construction, dispute resolution, environmental, financing, leasing, tax, zoning, land use, and workout matters.
Development & Construction
We assist clients on the business aspects of design and construction agreements, identify problems, and develop creative solutions. We also navigate through contractor defaults and disputes, and help clients resolve claims. We bring to bear decades of experience and a multi-dimensional approach that addresses the critical concerns of owners, developers, tenants, and contractors, including: contract agreement development and negotiation; construction financing; performance/payment bonds; new markets tax credits; environmental issues; Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (“LEED”) certifications; land use and zoning; owner-Controlled Insurance Programs (“OCIP”) and Contractor Controlled Insurance Programs (“CCIP”); employment and labor issues; and, dispute resolution and litigation.
Our attorneys regularly counsel clients in matters involving federal, state, and local taxation, including tax assessments, use and occupancy taxes, business privilege taxes, transfer or documentary taxes, stamp taxes, and tax exemptions and tax abatement programs. We approach the tax issues raised in these various contexts with an awareness of the special needs of the ADG industry to provide practical solutions that work for our clients.
Federal Real Estate and GSA Leasing
Complementing our nationwide real estate practice, we bring targeted experience across all aspects of federal real estate, including solicitation and proposal analysis and development, lease administration, bid protests, claims and terminations, privatization, enhanced-use leasing, and financing matters.
Our experience gives us in-depth knowledge of how the General Services Administration (“GSA”) and federal agencies must develop their requirements, as well as the processes, authorizations and rules governing leasehold procurements. Our many years of in-depth knowledge, coupled with our keen sensitivity to our clients’ business objectives, allow us to advise our clients so they can make informed business decisions when navigating federal construction and leasing opportunities and contested lease procurements.
- Real Estate
- Aerospace, Defense & Government Services
- ADG Complex Dispute Resolution
- ADG Environmental
- ADG False Claims Act
- ADG Insurance Recovery
- ADG Cybersecurity & Data Privacy
- ADG Intellectual Property
- ADG Labor & Employment
- ADG M&A
- ADG National Security
- ADG Real Estate
- ADG State + Local Tax
- ADG Trade Secrets & Competitive Hiring