Sayer Nixon is a member of Winstead’s Real Estate Finance Practice Group and represents financial, investment and other lending institutions and asset managers, including banks, debt funds, private lenders, life insurance companies and specialty finance groups, in connection with the financing of commercial real estate of all asset types throughout the United States.
His practice focuses on representing lenders in real estate debt origination, including CMBS, CLO, bridge, construction, private and alternative money, credit facilities and similar loans held in various layers of the capital stack. Sayer also handles workouts, loan modifications and extensions, and remedies actions for his clients. In addition, Sayer assists commercial real estate investors and asset managers in the acquisition, disposition and servicing of assets under management. Sayer frequently handles complex transactions involving ground leases, condominiums, tenants in common (TIC) ownership, DSTs, 1031s, multi-borrower and multi-property portfolio structures, A/B note splits, loan sales, and co-lender/syndicated/participation/agented financings, and preferred equity and mezzanine loans.
In addition to these highly structured transactions, Sayer regularly advises his clients on real estate title, survey, development, and zoning matters, cash management and deposit account arrangements, pledges of and security interests in various types of UCC collateral, and other general legal and contractual matters inherent to commercial real estate and secured financings.