Industry Overview

The real estate industry has witnessed significant transformation in both its daily business practices and financial underpinnings. Rapidly evolving consumer requirements and the arrival of “big data” to the sector are driving innovation in areas like home construction, retail development, and urban/suburban migration. Telecommuting and co-working are transforming workplaces, with implications that impact properties from languishing industrial spaces to technology-filled smart cities, introducing new legal hurdles to navigate and opportunities to explore.

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Our ability to help our clients, local and national developers, landlords, retailers, portfolio managers, municipalities, and construction firms, maintain full control over their real estate dealings, during any economic cycle, has been demonstrated for more than 100 years. We offer proven legal counsel and strategic advice across all real estate transactions, development, permitting, leasing, and financing. We understand how to position our clients for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

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Who's Who at Hinckley Allen: John J. Bolton

June 20, 2019

John’s practice is focused on real estate matters representing a wide range of commercial real estate issues including acquisition, development, zoning and permitting matters, and leasing of commercial property.How did you get involved in, or what led yo…


Qualified Opportunity Zones: What We Know From New Regulations

July 16, 2019

Interest continues to increase in a promising new program contained in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which provides significant tax incentives for investors in Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ).After releasing the first set of QOZ proposed regulations on…


Opportunities & Trends in Real Estate Private Equity

July 16, 2019

In a low interest rate environment and with plenty of undeployed capital, Private Equity firms continue aggressive investments in commercial real estate assets. The real estate market in which these firms invest is facing a variety of challenges and opport…


The Expanding Definition of Retail: Incorporating Alternative Uses in Retail Shopping Centers

July 16, 2019

As retail real estate continues to evolve, landlords are increasingly looking for tenants with alternative uses to fill vacant spaces in shopping centers. What once may have been a toy store, might now be outfitted as a fitness center. A storefront that on…

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