Joseph W. Creech

Joe Creech is a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group. He joined the firm in 2010.

Mr. Creech specializes in commercial real estate law with a focus on the acquisition, development, financing, leasing and disposition of real property. He has represented institutional lenders, commercial developers, real estate advisers, investors and real property owners in connection with commercial real estate transactions in major markets across the United States.

Mr. Creech has experience with a broad range of corporate real estate matters including the origination of conventional loans and the servicing of securitized loans, sales and work-outs of distressed assets, joint venture financing, office and retail leasing, the acquisition and development of mixed-use projects and commercial shopping centers, and other sales and dispositions involving real property. Mr. Creech also has experience in legal affairs relating to the management of portfolios of real estate, as well as construction and design contracting and property management.

Significant Matters
Notable transactions in which Mr. Creech has assisted clients include the following:

representation of a prominent retail grocery chain in connection with the development of a mixed-use project involving the negotiation of an air rights purchase agreement, project development agreement, and condominium declaration
representation of a state employees’ retirement fund in connection with a $194 million credit facility secured by multi-family projects located in four states
representation of an investment adviser to a state employees’ retirement fund in connection with the $90 million acquisition and financing of multi-family properties located in Maryland and Arizona
representation of a prominent institutional lender in connection with the origination of a $95 million convertible construction loan
representation of a commercial developer in connection with the joint venture acquisition and subsequent financing of a $124 million office project located in the mid-Atlantic region of the US
representation of a prominent sporting goods retailer in connection with its leasing activities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area
representation of a REIT in connection with the acquisition and financing of a $62 million mixed-use property located in downtown Los Angeles, California.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Real Estate and 2) Construction Law
Law School Duke University School of Law (J.D., 2004)
Admitted Year 2004
Education Duke University (B.A., 2001)
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association, Georgia State Bar Association
Most recent firm Venable LLP
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