University of Florida, Frederic G. Levin College of Law
University of Florida, Hough Graduate School of Business
Master of Science, Real Estate, 2011
University of Florida
B.A., Philosophy, 2008
Real Estate Attorney
Charles is a partner with the Real Estate Practice Team. He represents clients in a variety of commercial and residential real estate transactions as well as development and redevelopment projects, commercial leasing, construction, equity and debt structuring, and business entity/joint venture formations. He has represented public and private developers, contractors, lenders and investors in projects including multi-phased retirement communities, multi-family apartment complexes, mixed use assets, and residential and non-residential condominium projects.
In his former role as general counsel for a large full-service real estate development and construction company, he formed and managed a title insurance agency, in addition to providing legal oversight for the company and its 40+ affiliated entities.
Represented sitework and excavation contractor in $20+ million, 300+ acre sitework and construction contract for development of a 2.2 million sq. ft. Class-A industrial park, with delivery and placement of over 800,000 cubic yards of fill.
Represented investment group in the equity structuring, due diligence, and simultaneous, same-day $17+ million acquisition and $24 million sale of an operating hotel asset.
Represented industrial developer in the joint-venture structuring, financing, acquisition, development, build-to-suit construction, leasing, and disposition of a 50+ acre mixed-use industrial park, including procuring a Bald Eagle Incidental Take Permit from U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
Represented real estate developer in the construction closeout and $33.5 million sale of a 150,000 sq. ft. build-to-suit medical research and international headquarters facility for a global medical research and diagnostic company.
Represented industrial developer in the financing, acquisition, build-to-suit construction, and leasing of a 60,000 sq. ft. build-to-suit warehouse project for a publicly-traded construction supply company.
Represented industrial developer in the financing, acquisition, build-to-suit construction, leasing, and $10 million sale of a 32,990 sq. ft. build-to-suit warehouse and crane project for a publicly-traded construction supply company.
Represented investment group and affiliate mining company in the equity and debt structuring, $15.3 million acquisition, entitlement, horizontal development, and start-up mining operations of a 500+ acre mining site for ultimate conversion to residential and commercial mixed-use applications.
Represented investment group in the stock acquisition and financing of an excavation, sitework, and mining company with annual revenues exceeding $35 million.
Represented continuing care retirement community in the joint-venture structuring, due diligence, acquisition, construction, and end-user sales of a multi-phase, luxury retirement community with aggregate project value in excess of $500 million.
Represented apartment developer in the due diligence, financing, acquisition, construction, lease-out, and $71.4 million sale of a 324-unit apartment complex.
Represented developer in the due diligence, acquisition, entitlement, condominiumization, and lease-out of a 42-acre mixed-use shopping center, together with the development and construction of an integrated, 300-unit luxury apartment complex.
Represented apartment developer in the development, construction, and lease-out of a 304-unit, amenitized apartment complex, subsequently sold for $82.25 million.
Represented residential developer in the due diligence, acquisition, development, construction, end-user sales, and association turnover of a 71-home, 54-acre luxury boating community.
Represented retail developer in the development, construction, lease-out, and $26.5 million sale of a 50,000+ sq. ft. retail shopping center.
Represented retail developer in the development, construction, lease-out, and $11.5+ million phased disposition of a 55,000+ sq. ft. retail shopping center.
Represented residential developer in the due diligence, acquisition, development, and end-user sales of 234 parcels within a luxury golf community.
Represented investment group in the tenancy-in-common equity structuring, due diligence, and $18.75 million acquisition of a three-building, 80,000 sq. ft. office complex.
Represented condominium developer in the development, regulatory filing, end-user disposition, and association turnover of a two-tower, multi-phase, 80+ unit luxury condominium project and adjoining marina condominium amenity, with recreational use rights through a submerged land lease with the State of Florida.
Represented retail investor in the due diligence, financing, $32.45 million acquisition, and subsequent leasing operations of a 108,000 sq. ft. luxury retail and office center.
Represented various charities, churches, religious organizations, philanthropists, and non-profits in various real estate matters, including acquisitions, financing, construction, leasing, license agreements, sales, and other general matters.
The Florida Bar
Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Florida, Mentor