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Development Strategy

Mr. Gates’ experience working with, and providing independent objective advice to, companies that have maintained a consistent long-term competitive advantage in the real estate industry, gives Gates Property Group a unique perspective into the strategic analysis of successful real estate ventures, including:

  • Project Analysis and Structuring

  • Buy/Sell/Hold Decisions

  • Target Market Analysis

  • Target Investor Strategy

  • Entity Selection

  • Joint Venture Negotiation

  • Restructuring of Distressed Assets

  • Financing and Refinancing

  • Like-Kind Exchanges and Tenancy-in-Common (TIC) Transactions



Gates Property Group is experienced in all aspects of the real estate development process, across a broad spectrum of market areas.

  • Resource Identification and Management

    • Real Estate Brokers

    • General Contractors

    • Architects and Engineers

    • Title and Survey

    • Legal Services

    • Environmental Consultants

    • Financing

    • Equity Sources

  • Acquisitions and Dispositions

    • Contract Negotiation

    • Due Diligence

    • Entity Formation/Joint Venture Negotiation

    • Financing

    • Closing

  • Financing and Refinancing

    • Traditional Acquisition, Development, Construction and Permanent Financing

    • CMBS/Structured Finance

    • Credit Tenant Lease Financing

    • Mezzanine Financing

    • Sale Leaseback and Synthetic Lease Transactions

  • Development and Construction

    • Resource identification and management

    • Contract negotiation

  • Commercial Leasing

  • Management and Operation

  • Condominium Formation and Conversion

    • Residential

    • Commercial

    • Mixed-Use

  • Workouts and Restructuring

  • Property Management



Mr. Gates advises United States clients in connection with domestic and international investments in real estate assets and ventures, and advises offshore clients in connection with inward investment in US real estate.

  • Inward investment projects include advisory roles with Dutch, Japanese, German and French companies in the leasing, acquisition and disposition of real estate in the United States.

  • Outward investment projects include advisory roles in the leasing, acquisition and disposition of real estate in Australia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of Congo, England, Finland, India, Ireland, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, and The Netherlands.

As a delegate to the Interlaw Legal Network for more than eight years, Mr. Gates developed strong relationships with top lawyers and law firms around the world, through participation in global and regional meetings and the administration of more than 100 corporate, litigation and real estate referrals.  This personal and professional network gives Gates Property Group senior level access to legal and business resources in 79 countries and 133 cities throughout the world.


Development Implementation

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