About Frank E. Arado

When leading banks and debt funds need to close complex real estate finance deals, they turn to Frank Arado. He also serves as a trusted advisor to parties entering into joint ventures involving real estate assets. Frank brings years of experience to the sophisticated real estate financings and other commercial real estate transactions that he handles for his clients.

Focused on the end game

Frank makes it a goal to close his complex deals on his client's desired timeline. To accomplish this, he keeps a rigorous focus on the end game. He emphasizes his client's key objectives without wasting time negotiating irrelevant provisions. That approach allowed him to close a large portfolio loan of 10 assets in just 15 business days for one of the world's largest banks. Executing the deal in such a short timeframe was all the more impressive because it was his client's first deal with the borrower and it involved numerous legal issues of first impression.

Creativity and determination help Frank overcome obstacles to his clients' financings and transactions, whether he is finding innovative ways around restrictive transfer requirements or creating unique solutions to difficult title issues. As head of the firm's Real Estate Finance and Lending practice, he has the full resources of his group to aid in any deals that demand them.

Frank's broad client base includes commercial banks, investment banks, debt funds, pension funds and opportunity funds, as well as developers and owners of real property. He assists this diverse group with construction loans, bi-lateral and syndicated loans, secured and unsecured loans, hospitality loans, senior living loans, REIT loans, homebuilder loans, mezzanine loans and credit tenant leases and financings. He also handles for this group their traditional real estate leasing transactions and purchase and sale transactions that include the purchase, sale, leasing and sale-leaseback of hotels, offices, industrial properties, retail centers, data centers and multifamily properties.

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Practice Focus

  • Secured and unsecured real estate finance transactions
  • Joint venture transactions
  • Real estate space and ground leasing transactions
  • Real estate acquisition and disposition transactions

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