Übersicht

Gerami Granello is a Real Estate partner in Mayer Brown’s Houston office.  He represents a diverse group of clients in a broad range of real estate, finance, and corporate transactional matters.  Although based in Houston, Gerami consistently represents clients in transactions all over the United States and Latin America, and is proficient in both Italian and Spanish.

Among other areas, Gerami’s practice includes:

  • Representation in the acquisition, development, and disposition of raw land, retail shopping centers, industrial warehouses, office buildings, condominiums, apartment complexes, and ranches;
  • Representation in the leasing of commercial office, retail, and industrial warehouse space;
  • Representation in the formation of both domestic and international partnerships and joint ventures;
  • Representation of property owners and tenants in connection with condemnation and eminent domain issues with various governmental authorities; and
  • Representation in the granting of licenses and easements, including billboard, construction, pipeline, windmill, railroad, sanitary sewer, utility, cable/internet, public right-of-way and other private and public access easements.

Gerami joined Mayer Brown in 2003.

Sprachkenntnisse

  • Englisch
  • Spanisch
  • Italienisch

Erfahrung

Acquisition, Disposition, and Refinance

  • Represented an institutional real estate fund in the $184 million acquisition of an office tower in Miami, Florida.
  • Represented an institutional real estate advisor in the $128 million acquisition of a multi-family project in Englewood, Colorado.
  • Represented an institutional real estate fund in the $87.5 million acquisition of 1,153 acres of port property in Houston, Texas.
  • Represented an institutional real estate advisor in the $53 million disposition of an office tower in Travis County, Texas.
  • Represented an institutional real estate advisor in the $46 million acquisition of an office project in Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Represented an institutional real estate fund in the $45.5 million acquisition of an office tower in Harris County, Texas.
  • Represented an institutional real estate fund in the $40.5 million acquisition of a shopping center in Houston, Texas.
  • Represented an institutional real estate advisor in the $39 million acquisition of a shopping center in Coral Gables, Florida.
  • Represented an institutional real estate fund with the refinance of two Freddie Mac loans in the amounts of $25 and $27 million.
  • Represented an institutional real estate fund in the $21.6 million disposition of an office project in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • Represented an institutional real estate fund in the $18 million acquisition of an industrial project in Scott County, Minnesota, and in the $10.6 million acquisition of an industrial project in Harris County, Texas.
  • Represented several domestic institutional investment companies in connection with the formation of joint ventures, the negotiation of international title insurance, and the acquisition of industrial warehouses in Mexico.
  • Represented international hotel chain in connection with the acquisition and development of real property in Costa Rica.

Leasing and Asset Management

  • Represent institutional real estate investment advisors, as landlords, in an average of 200 new leases and amendments each year in connection with a portfolio of 27 office buildings and 4 shopping centers in 14 different cities across the United States.
  • Represent institutional real estate investment advisors in connection with day-to-day asset management matters, including brokerage commission agreements, license agreements, easement agreements, vendor agreements, and construction contracts.
  • Represented energy company, as tenant, in the leasing of 390,000 square feet of office space in San Jose, California.
  • Represented an energy company, as tenant, in the leasing of 109,000 square feet of office space at an office tower in downtown Houston, Texas.
  • Represented a financial services company, as tenant, in the leasing of 47,000 square feet of office space in Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • Represented bank, as tenant, in the leasing of 45,000 square feet of office space at an office tower in downtown Chicago, Illinois.
  • Represented an energy company, as tenant, in the leasing of 28,000 square feet of office space in downtown Houston, Texas.
  • Represented energy company, as tenant, in the leasing of 23,000 square feet of office space, in downtown Chicago, Illinois.
  • Represented an energy company, as tenant, in the leasing of 20,000 square feet of office space, in downtown Houston, Texas.

Ausbildung

The University of Texas School of Law, JD, with honors

The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business, BBA, with high honors

Zulassung

  • Texas