Recognized as a leading firm in real estate law, Chambliss has significant commercial real estate industry experience and advises clients on all aspects of commercial transactions.
Through its long history of representing real estate developers, lenders, and investors, Chambliss has the experience to efficiently and effectively guide its clients through the complexities of real estate transactions in order to achieve successful and desired results. Chambliss takes a proactive approach and focuses on working collaboratively with all parties and professionals in a manner that achieves client objectives.
The Chambliss team represents its clients on a wide variety of developments, including projects in the hospitality, warehouse, office, retail, multi-family, health care, and vacation rental sectors. Clients trust our attorneys to support them throughout the entire sequence of a transaction. We make it a priority to understand our clients – their goals, priorities, approach, culture, values, risk tolerance, and financial parameters. We then tailor our services to deliver the desired results. Our firm's clients appreciate our team's problem-solving approach and our responsiveness to meet their fast-paced demands.
We are proud to be a part of our client's team and to play a role in the successful completion of real estate projects in Chattanooga, the Southeast, and beyond. We value our clients' trust in us and strive to offer the highest levels of legal knowledge and client service. We are honored to be recognized for our efforts by Chambers & Partners USA® for real estate. One of our attorneys has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America© as the Chattanooga Real Estate Lawyer of the Year for multiple years, and we have multiple partners recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers for real estate.
Client types represented by our firm include:
- Manufacturers with production and warehouse facilities located throughout the US and abroad
- Logistic companies which own or lease warehouse facilities in urban and rural markets throughout the United States
- Local and regional residential developers producing a variety of housing types, including single-family residences, townhomes, condominiums, quadplexes, age-restricted units in the Chattanooga vicinity and throughout the Southeast
- Companies focusing on the hospitality industry through the construction of hotels and short-term rental facilities
- Chattanooga-based and regional firms that own, develop, and operate a variety of properties, including small-box retail, office, and health care facilities
- Regional financial institutions that provide financing for projects in the residential, retail, office, and manufacturing sectors
What We See on the Horizon
A dynamic economy brings about an ever-changing landscape in a variety of real estate sectors. Chambliss attorneys work hard to keep abreast of current markets and legal trends in order to be in the best position possible to successfully navigate real estate markets.
Contact our Chambliss real estate team for our latest insights about the following:
- Real estate companies are starting to lease residential units in luxury apartment buildings, and then sublease those same units on home sharing platforms like AirBnB, VRBO, HomeAway, and FlipKey. Learning how to navigate the wide disparity of local ordinances, laws, zoning code, and regulations across the country that govern this area of real estate is something we can help with. Learn more about short-term rentals and leasing in shared economies.
- Owners of shopping centers and commercial real estate investors have tenants seeking space for a "pop-up" concept, such as a restaurant with limited fare and craft cocktails or a pop-up selling costumes for Halloween. Such short-term retail leases require a unique approach when it comes to drafting terms and conditions. We know how to assist our clients with the most heavily negotiated matters during this process. Learn more about pop-up leasing.
- Real estate investors are taking advantage of the Opportunity Zones tax incentive created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The Opportunity Zone incentives offer investors capital gains tax relief and promotes investments in economically distressed areas.
A Snapshot of Our Depth
- Preparation and negotiation of commercial purchase agreements for portfolio and multi-state transactions
- Jurisdictional approvals, including governmental entities and rezoning
- Real estate financing, including construction, equity, sale, leaseback, and subordinated financing
- Assistance with real estate due diligence items, including title, survey, and environmental
- Manufacturing facilities development and expansion, supplier parks
- Governance of community associations (homeowner's associations, property owner's associations)
- Professional services agreements for contractors, architects, and engineers
- Environmental assessments and compliance with various federal, state, and local agencies
- Environmental enforcement actions and administrative proceedings
- Conservation easements
- Home-sharing and short-term rentals, such as AirBnB, FlipKey, HomeAway, and VRBO
- Structuring of joint venture and equity development deals
- Tax incentive investments, including Opportunity Zones and Section 1031 exchanges