Andrea Saunders Rifenbark’s practice focuses on the representation of public pension funds and other institutional investors in all areas of their real estate investments, including acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, financing, property management, development, and investment advisory agreements. She has spent her entire career representing institutional investors. As a result, she understands their perceptions, anticipates their concerns, and implements their guidelines and policies. Clients routinely call on Andrea not only to provide sound advice on complex legal matters but to help them formulate and execute strategies to address their priorities and goals.
Domestic and International Joint Ventures
In her practice, Andrea analyzes, structures, negotiates, and documents a wide range of joint venture transactions, including those relating to the acquisition, ownership and development of all types of real estate assets, such as office buildings, industrial parks, student housing, medical facilities, raw land, retail centers, multi-family and single family housing and mixed use projects, in both domestic and international markets. She has extensive experience in structuring and implementing joint ventures in domestic as well as international markets, such as Brazil, Canada, Japan, Australia, Luxembourg, Germany, and Poland. Andrea stays involved in the ongoing business and operations of the joint ventures she has helped establish, including developing, effecting, and documenting joint venture workouts and restructures. She also drafts and negotiates development management agreements, asset management agreements, and guaranties.
Acquisitions and Dispositions
Andrea efficiently structures, negotiates, and documents all types of real estate acquisitions and dispositions, including office, industrial, multifamily, retail, mixed-use, and residential properties. She handles all aspects of purchase and sale transactions, including in-depth title and survey and other due diligence review and analysis, transfer tax planning, and loan assumptions. She frequently oversees the acquisition and disposition of portfolios of assets, as well as individual properties, and has worked on transactions involving assets in virtually every state. Andrea also has considerable experience in the purchase and sale of membership and partnership interests and ground leased properties, as well as in analyzing investments in other co-investment vehicles.
Advising Clients From A To Z
Andrea's extensive knowledge benefits a broad range of sophisticated commercial real estate transactions, from entity selection and formation and due diligence review, to the negotiation and documentation of complex business, economic, and legal concepts. She considers all perspectives of a transaction – the legal, practical, and client's unique view – to devise the most effective and efficient strategy to successfully negotiate and complete transactions, and to help her clients meet all of their real estate needs.