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He's extremely detail-oriented and a great communicator. His biggest strength is that he is able to talk at the level of his audience, depending on their sophistication. He gets the deals done, tirelessly works for his clients and appreciates the relationship.

- Chambers USA 2021

Peter Lopez is a Shareholder in the Real Estate Department. Peter also serves on the Firm’s Board of Directors and Hiring Committee. He has experience in the representation of developers and operators in connection with the acquisition, sale, development, construction and leasing of commercial real estate. Peter also has experience in all aspects of commercial real estate lending including acquisition, development, construction, and permanent financing.

Representative Experience

Acquisition, Disposition and Project Finance

  • Represented developer, as borrower, in connection with a $52.2 million loan in connection with a project located in Miami, Florida.
  • Represented an affiliate of 13th Floor Investments in connection with the $27.6 million sale of 195 single-family homesites to Lennar Homes, LLC.
  • Represented an affiliate of Key International, as borrower, in connection with a $60 million construction loan with respect to property located in Panama City Beach, Florida.
  • Represented developer in connection with a $76 million construction loan for 1010 Brickell, a 387-unit condominium project in Brickell, Miami.
  • Represented developers in connection with the development and construction of the Metropolitan Miami project.
  • Represented a joint venture between 13th Floor Investments and Key International in connection with the $30.5 million acquisition of the Harbour condominium project, a five-acre waterfront site in North Miami Beach.
  • Represented developer in connection with the $23.1 Million sale of a portion of the project commonly known as Met 3, including the sale of the airspace above the 9th floor of the retail/parking structure. This representation included the negotiation of the purchase agreement which contemplated the design, financing and construction of the retail/parking structure upon which the buyer would develop and construct several hundred residential units.
  • Represented the owner in connection with an $80 million loan from Starwood Property Mortgage, L.L.C., in connection with the JW Marriott Marquis Miami.
  • Represented developer in connection with a $45 million construction loan for a mixed use commercial and retail project in downtown Miami, Florida, commonly known as “Met 3.”
  • Represented developer in connection with a $250 million construction loan for a mixed use office, hotel and retail project in downtown Miami, Florida, commonly known as “Met 2.”
  • Represented the City of Doral in connection with the negotiation of a $21.5 million integrated “design-build” purchase agreement and the subsequent acquisition of the new City of Doral City Hall.
  • Represented developer in connection with the $35 million acquisition of a parcel of land located in Key West, Florida commonly known as “Peary Court.”
  • Represented a joint venture between 13th Floor Investments and Key International in connection with the $11.5 million acquisition of a parcel of land located at 1010 Brickell Avenue, Miami, Florida.
  • Represented 13th Floor Investments in connection with the sale of a portfolio of residential lots located in Collier County, Florida to a D.R. Horton.
  • Represented developer in connection with the acquisition of a parcel of land located in Sunny Isles, Florida with a purchase price in excess of $14 million.
  • Represented developer in connection with the purchase of a foreclosure judgment with respect to several hundred residential units in Collier County, Florida.
  • Represented hotel and resort owners in the development, financing, purchase and sale of numerous hotel properties.
  • Represented developers and operators in connection with the negotiation and preparation of joint venture agreements with equity partners.
  • Represented commercial real estate developers and operators in connection with all aspects of their businesses, including the acquisition, development, sale, management and financing of commercial real estate.
  • Represented various financial institutions in connection with branch acquisitions and leases as well as the leasing and disposition of OREO properties. 

Commercial Lending Transactions

  • Represented various financial institutions, ranging from community banks to some of the largest national banks, and mezzanine lenders in connection with numerous commercial real estate loans for the acquisition, development and construction of (i) single and multifamily home developments, (ii) hotels, (ii) condominiums and retail, (ii) apartment and (iv) office projects.
  • Represented various financial institutions in connection with working capital loans secured by accounts receivable, inventory, and other non-real property collateral.
  • Represented various financial institutions in connection with multiple loan workouts, restructurings, loan sales and deed-in-lieu transactions throughout the State of Florida.
    Representation of various financial institutions, ranging from community banks to some of the largest national banks, and mezzanine lenders in connection with numerous commercial real estate loans for the acquisition, development and construction of (i) single and multifamily home developments, (ii) hotels, (ii) condominiums and retail, (ii) apartment and (iv) office projects.

Leasing

  • Represented a financial institution, as tenant, in connection with the lease (including signage rights) of its headquarters space in the Miami Tower. This transaction was a finalist for the “Office Lease Transaction of the Year” in the NAIOP Awards of Excellence 2014.
  • Represented the landlord in the negotiation of (i) a 150,000 square foot lease with an international law firm, (ii) a 60,000 square foot lease with an international accounting firm, (iii) a 25,000 square foot lease with an international law firm, and (iv) a multi-floor lease (which included building naming rights) with a major national bank in a new, downtown Miami, Florida mixed use project commonly known as “Met 2.”
  • Represented various financial institutions in connection with branch facility leases and ATM leases.
  • Represented a local community bank in connection with the lease for its corporate headquarters and branch in Coral Gables, Florida.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, Board of Directors, 2016-Present
    • Vice Chair, 2019-Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • Dade-County Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce

Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2013-2022
  • Chambers USA, Real Estate (South Florida), 2017-2021
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009, 2011-2016
  • Up-and-Coming Legal Elite in Florida Trend's Legal Elite, 2006-2007
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

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