Real Estate Joint Ventures

The members of the Real Estate Practice Group at Baker Botts have extensive experience guiding our clients through complex issues that arise in the structuring of joint ventures to develop, acquire and operate real estate.  We represent both developers and capital partners in negotiating joint venture agreements for the development, acquisition and operation of all asset classes of real estate, including office, retail, multi-family, mixed-use and industrial projects.    

We work closely with our tax, ERISA and securities lawyers to create structures that accomplish the economic goals of our clients while addressing issues such as compliance with the “fractions rule” for tax-exempt investors, avoidance of unrelated business taxable income and creation and maintenance of private real estate investment trusts.

Our business knowledge in all aspects of joint ventures and business organizations, together with our knowledge of current market trends, enable us to deliver superior services to our clients.