Michigan Real Estate Attorneys for International Investors

Banas and Associates assists international investors in acquiring commercial real estate in Michigan and throughout the United States. Our attorneys help our foreign clients purchase U. S. shopping centers, single tenant retail stores, office buildings, and warehouses.

We understand that purchasing U.S. commercial real estate can be challenging for an international investor. The U.S. commercial real estate industry has evolved sophisticated transactional structures, “deal” documents, due diligence processes and closing mechanisms that are sometimes unfamiliar to foreign purchasers. Also, foreign purchasers may lack the local staff and established relationships with industry consultants needed to thoroughly vet potential acquisitions. We guide foreign investors through the format, benefits and goals of each step in the acquisition process, and help them locate specialized engineering and other professional assistance if needed. In that way, we can help our international clients successfully close U.S. real estate transactions and position them to optimize the value of those investments.

In addition to our substantive expertise and deal savvy, we realize the importance of clear communication between contracting parties in a commercial real estate transaction. If needed, we are able to arrange for translation services in various languages (including German and Mandarin) to provide for smooth and precise communication among parties.

Legal Services for International Investors - Comprehensive Real Estate Consulting

In addition to our general services in Commercial Real Estate and Corporate Real Estate, we can assist foreign investors with the following:

  • Advice regarding U.S. commercial real estate industry practices relating to purchase and operation of property
  • Existing lease analysis, review and summary
  • Lease negotiations with national retailers and corporate tenants, including renewals and tenant build outs
  • Assistance with other acquisition due diligence (e.g. locating local market and tenant financial information, engaging consultants, satisfying title issues)
  • Obtaining tenant estoppels
  • Preparation of construction and architectural agreements
  • Advice regarding construction lien issues
  • Approvals from Federal and local governments and regulatory agencies
  • Parking, access and reciprocal arrangements with nearby landowners
  • Compliance with U.S. laws and regulations
  • Formation of U.S. real estate ownership entities
  • Assistance in analyzing EB-5-related investments in real estate

We welcome you to contact Banas and Associates to discuss how we may be of service.

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