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Real Estate Finance

Real Estate Finance

Over the years, Hanson Bridgett’s full-service integrated real estate finance team has earned its stellar reputation for efficiency, practicality, excellence and a strong commitment to client service. 

Our seasoned attorneys represent all genres of commercial real estate entities, including lenders, owners, developers, investors, servicers (and special servicers), REITS and asset managers. We handle the full life cycle of commercial real estate financings and investments, from loan originations to sales and securitizations to workouts and foreclosures. We are versed in navigating sophisticated finance and investment transactions across all finance sectors and regularly guide our clients in negotiating, structuring, documenting, managing and maximizing their returns on a variety of debt and equity investments. 

Given our deep knowledge and experience in the market requirements of commercial real estate financings and our proficiency in documentation, due diligence and closing matters, we help our clients efficiently structure real estate transactions. Doing so helps circumvent avoidable costs and delays and maximizes a successful outcome.

Our commitment to understanding and delivering advice on the current and future potential needs of our valued clients is keenly evident when we leverage our capabilities in related practice areas, including traditional real estate, land use, water rights, construction, construction lending, real estate litigation, environmental, bankruptcy, tax and corporate law. We collaborate with our colleagues in other practice groups, drawing from experience across several disciplines to better serve our clients.


Our industry savvy lawyers understand financial markets, emerging trends and are leaders in emerging financial products. Our experience includes:

  • Permanent Financing, Bridge Financing and Construction Financing
  • Capital Markets and Portfolio Financings
  • Preferred Equity Investments
  • Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities and Collateralized Loan Obligations
  • Mezzanine and Subordinated Debt Financing
  • Construction Financing
  • Leasehold and Leased Fee Financings
  • Programmatic Loan Syndications, Participations and Assignments
  • Acquisition and Disposition of Loans and Loan Portfolios
  • Loan Sales, Loan Assumptions, Defeasances and Modifications
  • Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae Lending Programs
  • Senior Care Finance
  • Healthcare Finance
  • Qualified Opportunity Zone Business Matters
  • Defaults, Workouts, Foreclosures, Deeds-In-Lieu and Bankruptcy Matters

Representative Work

  • Structuring, negotiating and closing purchase money loans, construction loans, “mini-perm” and permanent take-out financing, CMBS, equity, preferred equity and other lending arrangements
  • Structuring equity financing joint ventures and hybrid equity/mezzanine financing undertakings
  • Representing lenders and borrowers in general real estate transactional matters, including purchase and sale as well as commercial and retail leasing
  • Structuring and negotiating loan workouts
  • Arranging tax-exempt and taxable credit enhanced bond financings 
  • Securing project-specific federal and state grant funding for public sector clients

Key Contacts

Alex M. Grigorians
Alex Grigorians
Los Angeles, CA

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