April Condon assists clients in commercial real estate matters, including leasing, sales, and acquisitions of real property.
April represents tenants, owners and developers in connection with office, commercial, retail and industrial leases throughout the United States. She has been involved in hundreds of national lease transactions, representing both landlords and tenants. She has extensive experience drafting and negotiating ground leases, build-to-suit leases and sale lease-back transactions. She drafts and negotiates all ancillary documents that support the needs of both landlords and tenants, including letters of intent, construction work letters, subleases, license agreements, vendor agreements, lease amendments and non-disturbance agreements.
April has extensive experience in structuring, negotiating, documenting and closing complex and varied real estate transactions. She assists clients with the sale and purchase of commercial real estate. She supports clients through every stage of a transaction, from strategic positioning prior to the outset of a transaction through post-closing details. This includes advising clients on preparing a property for sale, all due diligence necessary for a purchase of real property and the drafting and negotiating of all required documents from letter of intents, purchase and sale agreements to all closing documents. She also regularly drafts and negotiates easements, site access agreements, brokerage agreements, vendor agreements, environmental indemnity agreements, due diligence checklists, notes, mortgages and releases.
April also represents developers in the acquisition and development of commercial real estate. She has been involved in several significant real estate development projects and joint ventures in Connecticut. April's comprehensive real estate practice also includes representing numerous residential and commercial real estate owners in administrative appeals of local real estate tax assessments.
In addition, April regularly does pro bono work. She has represented Connecticut Legal Services, Inc., a non-profit legal aid organization that assists low income residents, for all of its real estate needs for the past 15 years.
Helped a large international online travel service expand its presence across North America, by assisting it with opening 30 new offices in the United States and Canada
Helped a national online travel service structure and negotiate their U.S. headquarter lease, as well as open several satellite offices nationally and internationally
Assisted several national and international clients with leasing their corporate headquarters, such as aiding a consumer goods company with the lease of its 150,000-square-foot headquarters in New Jersey
Represented a Northeastern U.S. real estate developer in all of its leasing needs for 6 commercial office buildings throughout Connecticut
Represented a large Northeastern U.S. real estate investment, development and management company in all of its leasing needs for 7 commercial office buildings in Connecticut totaling more than 1.7 million square feet of space
Represented a large, international consumer goods company in connection with its approximately 150,000- square-foot headquarters lease in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Represented a growing up-scale specialty apparel company in connection with its leasing of retail stores throughout the United States
Represented a medical company in connection with its leasing of a 2.5 acre parcel in South Carolina, and the construction of a 26,815-square-foot building encompassing manufacturing, assembly, sales and administrative space
Represented a luxury shoe and apparel company in connection with all of its leasing needs of retail stores throughout the United States
Served as designated North American lead real estate counsel to a Fortune 500 chemical company in sales and acquisitions and all other real estate matters across the United States
Served as lead real estate counsel on over 25 matters for an aircraft manufacturing company, including the $8.2 million sale of a manufacturing plant in Connecticut, and purchase of property in South Carolina for $7.7 million
Represented a real estate investment company in the sale of a multi-building office complex in Stamford, CT, for $42 million
Represented a real estate developer in the sale of an office building in Greenwich, Connecticut for $34 million
Represented a large energy distribute in the purchase of an oil terminal in Bridgeport, Connecticut for $20.7 million
Represented a Fortune 50 company in connection with the redevelopment of its industrial properties to become a new City of Bridgeport public high school
Represented a Fairfield County, CT, municipal housing authority in connection with the redevelopment of one of its low-income housing developments
Assisted in the representation of a large, regional residential real estate developer in connection with the development of a 24-home, luxury, residential community located in Stamford, CT
Assisted in the representation of a local, commercial real estate developer in connection with the development of a mixed-use development containing over 1.2 million square feet of retail, office, hotel, health club and wellness facilities located in Manchester, CT
Represented a municipal housing authority, which operated five state-supported housing complexes and two federal complexes, to assist in initiatives for improving its financial condition, including: researching the title, investigating funding alternatives and advising the authority in developing a request for proposals from private developers of two moderate income state units designated for potential privatization and renovation; negotiating a complex development agreement, including a limited partnership in which the authority would be a special limited partner, a long term ground lease, and an operation and management agreement with the selected private developer; and then, working with the developer and the authority to apply for financing through low-income housing tax credits and a loan program, which the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority approved
Honored with a Pro Bono Award from Connecticut Legal Services, 2012
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