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Kelly Hart attorneys have a diverse real estate investment trust (REIT) practice and have experience representing publicly-traded REITs and private REITs. We work collectively, across practice groups, to assist REITs with capital markets, corporate finance, investment management, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, restructuring and tax advice. Our lawyers understand the complexity and intricacies involved in organizing and completing public or private REIT equity or debt offerings. We also understand the requirements and timing restrictions in such transactions and will bring all the necessary materials together to complete them in a cost-efficient manner. Our REIT lawyers stay apprised of industry trends and understand the legal and business foundations of these complex structures and transactions including through our membership in NAREIT.

Our REIT experience includes the following:

•We have assisted Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation in numerous acquisitions around the country that are leased to FEDEX Ground as distribution centers. We are currently working on six acquisitions.

•We have assisted Extra Space Storage on several multi-site portfolio financings across the country. We are currently working on a Texas portfolio acquisition.

•We collaborate with Medical Properties Trust in negotiating and completing the sale-leaseback and ground lease arrangements for one of the largest operators of free standing emergency rooms.

•We represent Healthcare Realty Trust in various due diligence matters and purchase transactions.

•We represent Griffin-American Healthcare REIT in due diligence matters and purchase transactions.

•We have collaborated with Apple REIT in structuring, negotiating and completing a unique portfolio sale-leaseback of 150 natural gas drilling pad sites.

•We have collaborated with INVESCO in structuring, negotiating and completing the sale of a large retail complex.
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