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Andy Dow

Shareholder; Chair, Real Estate Industry Group

Andy Dow maintains a reputation for finding the proper balance between legal issues and his clients' business objectives, which allows him to craft efficient, creative and economical solutions to the complex issues his clients encounter.

Unique Lawyer Experience

  • Healthcare Real Estate
  • Hospitality and Resorts

Representative Experience

  • Development: Representation of developers, pension funds and other investors in all stages of development, including land planning, entitlements, land acquisition, debt and equity financing, construction, leasing and disposition
  • Leasing: Representation of landlords and tenants in major office, industrial, retail and mixed-use projects, with experience in lease review, preparation, negotiation and ancillary matters related to leasing
  • Property Management: Representation of property owners and managers in connection with the negotiation of property management agreements and providing advice with respect to operational issues related to income producing properties
  • Acquisitions and Dispositions: Representation of developers, REITS, pension funds and other clients in the acquisition and disposition of various types of real estate (including downtown and suburban office buildings, hospitals and other healthcare facilities, community shopping centers and power centers, regional malls, hotels, apartments, resorts, golf course developments and mixed-use projects)
  • Entity and Transaction Structure: Significant experience in the formation and structuring of all forms of real estate entities and counseling clients with respect to transaction structures and strategies
  • Finance: Representation of a variety of institutional lenders and borrowers in a broad range of debt and equity financing transactions, including construction loans, permanent loans, lines of credit, equity participations, syndications, foreclosures and workouts
  • Healthcare Real Estate: Representation of hospitals and hospital systems in the strategic use of real estate to accomplish organizational objectives; experience in a wide variety of transactions on behalf of both providers and developers/investors involving healthcare facilities spanning the continuum of care, from clinical space to acute-care hospitals, to post-acute facilities, to senior living (including assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, memory care and the like)
  • Corporate Facilities Management: Representation of corporate users, assisting them in maximizing the utilization of their corporate real estate assets. Such representation has included build-to-suit developments (both owned and leased), off-balance sheet financing techniques (such as synthetic leases) and portfolio reviews and dispositions

Andy is a contributing writer for Winstead’s Destination Health Law blog.

Experience

Representative Healthcare Real Estate Transactions

  • Representation of one of the nation's largest non-profit hospital systems in a monetization transaction involving the sale of a 20 medical office building portfolio totaling over 1 million square feet
  • Representation of a private equity healthcare real estate investor in the acquisition of a healthcare portfolio, consisting of 17 properties, totaling 620,750 square feet located in 10 different states
  • Representation of a non-traded healthcare REIT in connection with a workout involving a 370,000 square foot, 150 bed general acute care hospital, including a lease to a new tenant operator associated with the University of Texas system
  • Representation of a publicly-traded healthcare REIT in connection with the due diligence associated with a $2.8 Billion, 78 property healthcare portfolio
  • Representation of a developer in connection with the ground lease and development of a 70,000 square foot medical office building on the Saint Joseph Hospital Campus in Denver, Colorado
  • Representation of owners of acute care hospitals and specialty hospitals in connection with lease workouts involving tenant bankruptcies and re-tenanting the buildings
  • Representation of a large non-profit hospital system in connection with a physician alignment and monetization strategy involving the proposed sale of more than 20 medical office buildings to a partnership consisting of the system, a real estate investment company and staff physicians
  • Representation of non-profit hospital systems in the development of hospitals, medical office buildings and specialty buildings on hospital campuses, including through ground leases with third-party developers
  • Representation of developers in partnerships and strategic joint ventures with physician groups and hospital systems
  • Representation of developers in the development of medical office buildings, ambulatory surgery centers, assisted living facilities and other health care facilities throughout the United States
  • Representation of hospital operators in the development of multiple long-term acute care hospitals throughout the U.S.
  • Representation of hospital systems in the development of master plans
  • Representation of a developer of assisted living facilities, nursing homes and senior living facilities in build-to-suit lease transactions with operators throughout the country
  • Representation of lenders in financings secured by healthcare assets, including medical office buildings, post-acute facilities, and seniors housing facilities
  • Representation of skilled nursing facility developers and operators in HUD financings

Representative Hospitality Transactions

  • Representation of a major hotel brand in the acquisition of multiple iconic resort hotels and golf courses located in California, Arizona, Texas, Virginia, and North Carolina in a transaction valued in excess of $1 billion
  • Representation of a major hotel brand as the developer, owner and operator of a 1,055 room convention center hotel located in the Boston Seaport
  • Representation of the developer and operator of a 500 room resort hotel to be part of a mixed-use development in Frisco, Texas, including the headquarters facility of the PGA of America
  • Representation of a major hotel brand as the developer, owner and operator of a 264 room hotel at The Battery Atlanta, overlooking SunTrust Park in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Representation of a major hotel brand as the developer, owner and operator of a 300 room hotel at The Star in Frisco, Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys
  • Representation of the developer in the development and branding of a 262 room AC Hotel by Marriott in downtown Fort Worth, Texas
  • Representation of a major hotel brand in the development of large convention center hotels located in Dallas (1,000 rooms)
  • Representation of a major hotel brand as the developer, owner and operator of the Omni Nashville Convention Center Hotel, a mixed use development including a 800-room convention center hotel and an expansion of the Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Representation of a major hotel brand as the developer, owner and operator in connection with the development of the Omni Louisville Convention Center Hotel, a mixed use development including a 612-room convention center hotel and additional retail space
  • Representation of a major hotel brand as the developer, owner and operator of the Omni Fort Worth Convention Center Hotel development, a mixed use development including a 614-room convention center hotel, residential condominiums and retail space
  • Representation of a Dallas-based developer in connection with the development of a 123-room “Element” hotel by Starwood in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Representation of a major hotel brand in the acquisition of the Amelia Island Plantation Resort, a 1,350 acre resort near Jacksonville, Florida with over 400 ocean-front guest rooms and 300 villas, and 3 championship golf courses, together with the implementation of a $85,000,000 PIP
  • Representation of a national institutional investor owner in a series of hotel acquisitions, redevelopments, venture structure, financing and negotiation with each of the individual flags for hotel portfolios and single acquisitions in Missouri, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin, Michigan, Kansas, California, and Illinois and subsequently was counsel in all dispositions of these properties
  • Representation of a Texas based hotel company in the sale of a landmark hotel in Washington D.C. for more than $100 million
  • Representation of a major hotel brand in connection with the financing,structuringand management of the 1,000-room, $500 million Dallas convention center hotel
  • Representation of a major hotel brand in the acquisition of the Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford, Pennsylvania, a resort with 216 guestrooms and suites and an 18 hole Donald Ross designed golf course, together with the implementation of a $120,000,000 PIP
  • Representation of a major hotel brand in the acquisition of the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Mount Washington, New Hampshire, a classic New England resort with 200 guestrooms and suites and an 18 hole Donald Ross designed golf course, together with the implementation of a $60,000,000 expansion and renovation
  • Representation of a major hotel brand in the acquisition of the Omni Providence Convention Center Hotel, a 564-room convention center hotel in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Representation of a major hotel brand in ongoing asset management issues relating to hotels in New York, Orlando, Chicago, Houston, Fort Worth and other locations

Representative Development Transactions

  • The representation of the developer in the development and leasing of the Ladera Bend mixed use development in  Austin, Texas involving office and retail uses
  • The representation of the developer in the development of the Sierra at Frisco Bridges  mixed use project in Frisco, Texas involving multi-family, office, retail and hospitality uses
  • The representation of the developer in the development of a residential resort community in San Antonio, Texas including a 350-room Radisson Resort Hotel and over 200 residential units
  • The representation of an international restaurant development company in connection with the leasing and development of over 100 restaurants across the country under the T.G.I. Friday's, Star Canyon, Fish Bowl, Samba Room, Taqueria Canonita, Mignon and other trade names
  • The representation of the developer in the acquisition, re-development and leasing of Mockingbird Station, a major high density mixed use located adjacent to a DART rail station in Dallas, Texas. The development includes 412 loft apartments, 150,000 square feet of office space, and 120,000 square feet of retail space (including a movie theatre)
  • The representation of the developer in the development and leasing of the Sierra at Las Colinas office park in Irving, Texas, which encompasses nearly 2,000,000 square feet of first class office space in up to 10 different projects, including:
    • a 165,000 square foot building leased to Verizon Communications
    • a 222,000 square foot building leased to Temerlin McClain
    • a 265,000 square foot building sold to NML and leased to Nokia
    • a 226,000 square foot building leased to Microsoft Corporation
  • The representation of the developer in the development and leasing of Landmark I and II in Far North Dallas, consisting of two suburban office buildings totaling 260,000 square feet of space. Both buildings were leased to CompUSA, Inc.
  • The representation of the developer in the development and leasing of Addison Circle One, a 292,000 square foot Class A office building on the North Dallas Tollway. The building is occupied by tenants such as J.D. Edwards, The Staubach Company and McLeod USA Communications
  • The representation of the developer in the development of the Regency Business Park, a 1,000,000+ square foot warehouse/distribution park in Grand Prairie, Texas
  • The representation of the developer in the development and leasing of Eagle's Landing I and II, a 1,000,000+ square foot distribution facility in Atlanta, Georgia. The buildings were partially leased to Bugle Boy Industries
  • The representation of the developer in the development of the Memphis Trade Center, a 1,000,000+ square foot warehouse/ distribution park in Memphis, Tennessee
  • The representation of a publicly traded real estate investment company in the proposed development of an approximately 325,000 square foot build-to-suit distribution facility in Phoenix, Arizona
  • The representation of the developer in the development and leasing of The Concourse at Westway, a 130,000 square foot campus-style office building in Houston, Texas. Tenants include Stewart Title, Nextel Communications, P&O Nedlloyd and Ryland Homes
  • The representation of the developer in the proposed development and leasing of multiple campus-style office buildings in the Crown Point development of suburban Denver, Colorado
  • The representation of the developer in the development of Westway One, a 165,000 square foot campus-style office building in Irving, Texas
  • The representation of the developer in the development of TradePoint One, a 600,000 square foot warehouse/distribution center located in Coppell, Texas

Representative Leasing Transactions

  • The representation of a NYSE publicly traded company in connection with the relocation of its corporate headquarters facility to a 200,000 square foot facility in the Legacy Business Park of Plano, Texas
  • The representation of an international restaurant company in connection with a 130,000 square foot build-to-suit office lease in Carrollton, Texas for use as its corporate headquarters
  • The representation of a major law firm in connection with a 165,000 square foot office lease in Renaissance Tower, Dallas, Texas
  • The representation of a publicly traded wireless communications company in connection with a 120,000 square foot office lease for its corporate headquarters in Dallas, Texas
  • The representation of a national entertainment/restaurant company in connection with a 90,000 square foot office lease for its corporate headquarters in Dallas, Texas
  • The representation of a retail energy provider in connection with a 55,000 square foot office lease for its corporate headquarters in the Telecom Corridor of Richardson, Texas
  • The representation of the landlord in connection with a 90,000 square foot office lease with Southwestern Bell at the Arbors of Brookhollow in Arlington, Texas
  • The representation of an international real estate company in connection with the restructure of a 200,000 square foot lease in the Plaza of the Americas in Dallas, Texas
  • Local counsel representation of a publicly traded technology internet company in connection with a 200,000 square foot office lease in the International Business Park in Plano, Texas
  • National leasing work on behalf of a publicly traded wireless communications company
  • National leasing work on behalf of an international restaurant development company
  • National leasing work on behalf of a prominent securities firm
  • National leasing work on behalf of a Fortune 500 retail company in connection with the national rollout of two new retail concepts.
  • Regional leasing work for a national retail chain based in Los Angeles, California

Representative Purchase and Sale Transactions

  • The representation of an international hotel company in the acquisition of major hotels in Austin and San Antonio, Texas
  • The representation of the purchaser in connection with the acquisition of a multi-building industrial portfolio located in Jacksonville, Florida
  • The representation of one of the nation's largest not-for-profit hospital systems in the sale of a 1 million square foot portfolio of 20 medical office buildings in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
  • The representation of the purchaser in connection with the acquisition of a $100,000,000, 2.6 million square foot industrial portfolio, consisting of 13 properties in Dallas, Memphis, Chicago and Boston
  • The representation of a NYSE company in connection with the disposition of its commercial real estate portfolio consisting of office, retail and industrial properties located in Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Minnesota, California and New Mexico
  • The representation of a publicly traded REIT in the acquisition of Fountain Place, a 60 story, class A office building in downtown Dallas designed by I.M. Pei
  • The representation of a pension fund advisory firm in the acquisition of One Biscayne Tower, a class A office project in Miami, Florida.
  • The representation of an institutional investor in the acquisition of The Navy Yard Metro Center, a class A office project in Washington, D.C.
  • The representation of a publicly traded REIT in the acquisition of Miami Center, a $100,000,000 class A office building in Miami, Florida
  • The representation of a publicly traded REIT in the acquisition of Datran Center, a major mixed use office/retail complex in suburban Miami
  • The representation of an international real estate investment company in the acquisition of Renaissance Tower, a 56 story, class A office building in downtown Dallas
  • The representation of a publicly traded company in the acquisition of The Village at Breckenridge ski resort in Breckenridge, Colorado
  • The representation of a publicly traded company in the acquisition of 160 Spear Street, a major class A office building in the financial district of San Francisco
  • The representation of a pension fund advisory firm in the acquisition and re-development of 1775 Eye Street, a class A office building in downtown Washington, D.C.
  • The representation of a pension fund advisory firm in the acquisition and lease-back of the Tysons Commerce Center in Vienna, Virginia as the corporate headquarters for Cable & Wireless, Inc.
  • The representation of a pension fund advisory firm in the acquisition of Highland Oaks I and II, an office complex in suburban Chicago
  • The representation of a publicly traded REIT in the acquisition of Chancellor Park I and II, a class A office park in San Diego, California
  • The representation of a pension fund advisory firm in the acquisition of Fiesta Mall, a $125,000,000, 1,500,000 square foot super regional mall in Mesa, Arizona
  • The representation of a pension fund advisory firm in the acquisition of One Pacific Place, a specialty shopping center in Omaha, Nebraska
  • The representation of a pension fund advisory firm in the acquisition of The Galleria at Southpointe, a regional mall in suburban Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • The representation of a pension fund advisory firm in the acquisition of 8333 Douglas, a 252,000 square foot office tower in the Preston Center area of Dallas
  • The representation of a pension fund advisory firm in the acquisition of Executive Center One, a 10 story suburban office tower in Dallas
  • The representation of a publicly traded REIT in the acquisition of Post Oak Tower, a major class A office tower in Houston, Texas
  • The representation of a pension fund advisory firm in the acquisition of multiple class A office buildings in suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • The representation of a publicly traded real estate company in the acquisition and lease-back of an approximately 100,000 square foot warehouse facility in Charlotte, North Carolina on behalf of a publicly traded real estate company
  • The representation of an institutional investor in the disposition of the Padre Isles development on Padre Island, Texas