Elias is real estate attorney who focuses his practice on the acquisition, development, financing and disposition of real estate assets. He represents developers and operators in the retail, office, multi-family, manufactured housing and industrial and hospitality sectors. Elias has extensive experienced in the negotiation and structuring of complex commercial real estate financing transactions, including CMBS loans with multiple layers of debt, mezzanine financing and bridge lending. Elias also counsels clients in connection with the acquisition and disposition of triple net lease properties, retail shopping centers, office properties, boutique and flagged hotels, manufactured housing communities, industrial properties and apartment complexes.



Representative Matters

  • Represented public REIT in connection with the acquisition of various portfolios of credit tenant triple net lease properties
  • Represented manufactured housing developer in connection with the acquisition of a portfolio of communities with an aggregate value in excess of $100 million
  • Represented multi-family developer in connection with the negotiation of construction financing consisting of mortgage and mezzanine loans with an aggregate principal balance in excess of $100 million
  • Represents bridge lender in connection with the origination of mortgage loan financing secured by various assets throughout the United States
  • Represented developer in connection with the financing of a portfolio of multi-family, office and mixed use properties in Detroit, Michigan, with an original principal balance in excess of $100 million

Prior Experience

  • Alston & Bird LLP, Senior Associate, 2015-2020






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    • Recognized in the area of Real Estate Law, Ones to Watch, 2022-2024

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