About Lara

Acquisition, disposition, development and leasing of commercial properties

Lara Rhodes advises clients on an array of real estate matters, including acquisitions, dispositions and development of commercial real estate, and commercial leasing. She represents real estate investors, developers and landlords on a variety of matters, including:

  • Acquisition, development and disposition of commercial properties
  • Portfolio sale leaseback transactions
  • Office, retail and restaurant leasing
  • Off-balance sheet land banking transactions

Lara’s attention to detail, organizational skills and thoughtful approach results in drafts of legal documents that are thorough and well crafted, making engagement easier for clients. Equally important, she is responsive and timely, which helps her clients take advantage of opportunities in the fast-paced commercial real estate market.

Experience in Action

  • Negotiates office, retail and restaurant leases on behalf of landlords.
  • Collaborates with clients in various aspects of the acquisition, disposition and development process.
  • Helps clients efficiently and effectively close on short-fuse sale leaseback transactions in a competitive market.

Successes

  • Represents local real estate developer in the leasing of over 200,000 square feet of retail space in several shopping centers in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
  • Represents a newly founded REIT in portfolio sale leaseback transactions across the United States.
  • Represents a private equity firm in land banking transactions in various master planned communities in Arizona.
  • Represents institutional landlords in connection with the office leasing of several prominent office buildings in downtown Phoenix, totaling over 1 million rentable square feet of space.
  • Represents a significant institutional real estate investor in connection with the retail leasing and management of a 500,000 square foot shopping center in the southeastern United States, which includes over 70 retail tenants.
  • Lead development counsel for a development company in connection with the redevelopment of approximately 11 acres of property located in Scottsdale, Ariz., for a mixed-use development property including hotel, residential and upgraded retail.

Professional Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch," Real Estate Law, 2022, 2023
  • Southwest Super Lawyers® – Rising Stars, Real Estate, 2021

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Urban Land Institute (Member)
  • Capitol School Homeroom Program (Volunteer)
  • Maricopa County Bar Association (Member)

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