Land Use & Commercial Real Estate

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The attorneys at CowanPerry have broad experience representing property owners and developers in land use issues, and in negotiating, structuring and closing commercial real estate transactions. The firm’s members have handled dozens of rezonings and special use permits for clients, complicated commercial real estate projects, cellular communications towers, and residential subdivisions. The firm has extensive experience in assisting companies relocating to and/or establishing manufacturing operations in Virginia in negotiating the financial incentives, performance agreements, and other aspects of establishing their operations in Virginia. The firm also regularly handles real estate litigation related to rezoning applications and development projects, and represents land owners before area Planning Commissions and other public bodies.

We assist employers with:

  • Obtained rezoning of large multi-tenant commercial shopping center
  • Assisted large manufacturer in refinancing of manufacturing plant
  • Negotiated performance and incentive agreement, lease purchase agreement, and construction contracts for international company constructing a new 30 million dollar production and distribution facility in the New River Valley
  • Obtained Special Use Permit for Fuel Center for national grocery chain
  • Represented municipality in negotiating performance agreements and real estate agreements related to large industrial development
  • Obtained approvals of cellular communication towers for national carrier
  • Assisted developer in obtaining approval of residential subdivision framed around a conservation easement and equestrian facility
  • Assisted developer with redevelopment of a large multi-family apartment complex
  • Closed acquisition of real estate assets as part of strategic acquisition of a company by a client
  • Successfully challenged denial of Conditional Use Permit for fast food franchise
  • Obtained dismissal of NIMBY lawsuit challenging client’s renovation and repurposing of a medical office building
  • Handled real estate needs (acquisitions, divestitures and leasing) for a medical company with over 200 facilities in 26 states
  • Negotiated terms of a 10-year lease for a 50,000 square foot manufacturing facility