Rosemary Ayers represents developers, investors and lenders in the development, acquisition, financing and sale of commercial real estate projects throughout New England and the U.S. She has substantial experience structuring complex real estate joint ventures for pension funds and representing fund advisors in the acquisition, financing, asset management and disposition of fund investments. She also guides large redevelopment projects and public-private partnerships from concept to reality.
Rosemary also counsels developers and lenders of privately funded and government-subsidized multi-family housing projects in all aspects of acquisition, development and management. She has worked on numerous residential and commercial condominiums and other forms of common interest communities. Her practice also involves advising lenders on the foreclosure and restructuring of real estate projects, including multi-family, mixed-use and common interest community projects.
Representation of developer of transit oriented development project involving commuter and private parking garages, commercial space and 200 dwelling units, involving land and easement acquisitions, permitting matters, development agreement negotiations with the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation, affordable housing plans and common interest community documentation
Represented pension fund advisors in the acquisition, sale and financing of multi-family projects, shopping centers, multi-use projects and office buildings throughout the U.S.; recent transactions included acquisition and financing of shopping center in Augusta, GA; sale of shopping center in Mullica Hill, NJ; sale of warehouse/light manufacturing building in Santa Ana, CA; and acquisition and financing of multi-tenant office building in San Diego, CA
Represented college in the development and financing of a multi-building student housing project by a private student housing developer, including ground lease, leasehold financing, management and exclusive licensing agreements
Representation of transit district in asset management matters, including leasing and easements
Counsel to the Town of Mansfield, CT, in the Storrs Center project, a mixed-use town center and main street corridor at the crossroads of the Town of Mansfield and the University of Connecticut, involving the use of tax assessment fixing agreements, development and related agreements and state and federal grants for brownfields remediation and public infrastructure, including roads, streetscape improvements, a public parking garage and intermodal hub, and a Town Square, to accompany the investment by private developers
Represented developer in the development of Blue Back Square, a 600,000-square foot, $200 million mixed-use real estate development project in West Hartford, Connecticut, involving private improvements, public garages, infrastructure and streetscape improvements, condominium creation, construction and permanent financing, asset management and disposition
Represented lenders in resolving or avoiding contested foreclosure and lender liability litigation and Chapter 11 proceedings by positioning lenders to negotiate and close complex reorganizations of troubled multi-family property and mixed-use property through creative structures
Acquisition and disposition of real properties with environmental conditions
Co-author, "Connecticut Common Interest Ownership Manual, Second Edition" CBA Publications, 2013
Chosen for inclusion in the Chambers USA Legal Directory (Chambers & Partners) as a leading real estate attorney in Connecticut, 2015-2018
Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, (Woodward/White, Inc.), Real Estate Law, 2007-2019
Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, (Woodward/White, Inc.), Hartford Real Estate Law Lawyer of the Year, 2013
AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell (LexisNexis)
Partners in Change Award, Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity
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