Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate

Our Clients

  • Asset Managers & Operators
  • Developers
  • Landlords & Tenants
  • Buyers and Sellers
  • Institutional and High Net Worth Investors

Their Properties

  • Office
  • Industrial/Flex
  • Apartment and Condominium
  • Retail
  • Solar Arrays
  • Ground-up Construction

Purchases and Sales

  • Represent stakeholders in acquiring or selling commercial properties
  • Advise buyers and investors through due diligence, title review, negotiating purchase agreement, review of loan documents and closing transaction efficiently
  • Counsel operators and other real estate professionals through due diligence, title review, negotiating purchase agreement, review of loan documents and closing transaction efficiently

Commercial Leasing

  • Draft and negotiate commercial leases on behalf of Landlords and Tenants
  • Advise asset managers in developing form leases for their office, industrial, medical and other commercial properties
  • Counsel tenants of a variety of size and sophistication through the commercial lease process

Equity and Debt Financing

In connection with an acquisition of a commercial property, review, draft or negotiate:

  • Loan documents
  • LLC, LP and other joint venture agreements

Land Use / Zoning

  • Advise developers, buyers and other land owners with respect to land use and zoning issues
  • Provide guidance with respect to applicable ordinances, or manage the engagement of local counsel

Complex Transactions

We are experienced in structuring and handling complex commercial real estate transactions, including:

  • 1031 exchanges
  • Institutional partners
  • Multi-layered capital structure
  • Title issues

Market Awareness

We are closely in tune with commercial real estate market conditions in Greater Boston and Massachusetts.

Commercial Leasing

Our attorneys are skilled in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial leases in Massachusetts and New Hampshire on behalf of landlords and tenants. We represent sophisticated commercial real estate asset managers in developing their office, industrial and medical lease documentation, as well as executing transactions on their behalf. We have also represented and guided tenants of a variety of size and sophistication through the critical process of entering into a commercial lease.

Please email Erik Lien if you have any questions about a commercial lease transaction.

2017: By the Numbers

Advised landlords and tenants in the negotiation and leasing of over 500,000 square feet across 40 transactions in 2017.

On the Landlord Side


Over 350,000 square feet across 32 lease deals in 2017.

Diversity of Industry

Represent landlords and tenants in the following commercial real estate asset classes :

  • Office
  • Industrial / Flex
  • Medical / Lab
  • Solar
  • Apartment / Condominium
  • Retail

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Recent Deals

Client Feedback

  • Jordan Berns, Partner,
    Jumbo Capital

    Jumbo Capital has trusted Erik and his team with commercial leasing, acquisition and other commercial real estate work since 2014. Jumbo has an active platform, and the firm's responsiveness and quick turnaround is critical to our ability to add value for our properties and investors. We also rely on Erik and the firm to keep us updated on legal developments impacting our business. We hope and expect to enjoy many more years working and growing together.

  • Michael Olson, Principal,
    Rhino Capital

    Since the inception of our firm Erik and his team have played a pivotal role- not only diligently executing the transactions we have tasked them with- but also in providing strategic advice rooted in a deep understanding of our firm’s mission, values, etc. Erik and his team have become so entrenched in what we do that they feel like an extension of our company and our clients recognize this dynamic- and the value of it.

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Representative Commercial Real Estate Transactions

155 Will Drive, Canton

Advised investment firm in recapitalizing, refinancing and leasing entire industrial / flex property to a national tenant for 10+ years.

33 3rd Ave, Charlestown Navy Yard

Advised syndicated group in the complex acquisition of a Boston Redevelopment Authority ground lease for a large apartment building.

44 Temple Place, Boston

Represented investment firm in the acquisition of a mixed use building in
downtown Boston, followed by the successful leasing and ultimate disposition of the property.

23 Normac Road, Woburn

Represented California operating company in acquiring Woburn industrial building via a 1031 exchange.

1 Corporate Drive, Andover

Advised regional asset manager in the acquisition and leasing of Andover office building.

125 Lowell Street, Somerville

Represent developer and investors in the
acquisition and ongoing development of a site in premier Somerville location.

290 North Street, Boston

Counseled developer in the acquisition and conversion of a unique North End bed and breakfast into luxury condominiums, as well as the sale of units.