Lowell Salesin is the Co- Chair of the Real Estate department and a member of the Board of Directors. He represents some of the industry’s leading REITs and private developers in their respective market sectors. Lowell has more than 27 years of experience representing retail, office, multi-family, manufactured housing, hospitality, parking, self-storage, and senior housing developers and operators in acquisitions, financing, construction, development, leasing, and loan workout transactions related to properties spanning across the United States. Lowell has extensive experience in representing private equity investors in real estate joint venture and fund formations and in equity and debt investments and regularly representing both borrowers and lenders in all types of financing transactions, including CMBS and agency loan transactions. His representations include portfolio acquisitions, joint ventures, property-level secured financing, multiple property credit facilities, corporate level unsecured financings, private placements, and loan workouts.



Prior Experience

  • Maddin, Hauser, Wartell, Roth & Heller P.C.






  • Listed in Chambers USA, 2004-2024
    • Recognized in Band 1, the top tier, in the Real Estate in Michigan; Chambers USA states: 
      • “We are always grateful not only for his judgment, but also his ability to strategize and focus on achieving successful outcomes for us.”
      • "Lowell is a great business colleague and we enjoy working with him."
      • “Lowell Salesin, the practice co-head, is commended for his depth of experience, which includes representing REITs and major developers in a broad spectrum of acquisitions and financings. "Lowell is truly outstanding." "He is a fantastic lawyer."
      • “[Lowell] has been instrumental in legal support and counsel.” “He is an outstanding attorney.” “He is a good lawyer and is a considerable authority on real estate matters and is very well known for his work.”
      • “One interviewee says: “I think it’s fair to say he’s the best real estate attorney in our market. He does so many different transactions, he just knows it inside out.”
      • "[Lowell] is an 'excellent lawyer' who is especially commended for his experience representing REITs as well as multifamily housing and retail developers in real estate acquisitions, financings, refinancings, developments and lease transactions. Interviewees praise him as 'an outstanding practitioner who is very client-focused, smart and practical.'"
      • "[Lowell] has 'a very robust practice' that includes advising REITs and private developers. His expertise spans office, retail and multifamily developments and he regularly advises on acquisitions and financings."
      • "[Lowell] is held in very high regard in the market. One client says he is 'honest, loyal, and has a very good way of getting you what you want and not upsetting the other side.'"
      • "[Lowell] is 'extremely hard-working, very thorough and great with clients.' He is well versed in the negotiation of financing and leasing deals as well as the construction and development of commercial property for retail and housing developer clients."  
      • "[Lowell] draws praise from sources for his 'detail-oriented' approach and for being a 'very strong advocate for his clients.' He is recommended for his work on behalf of developer clients involved in retail and manufactured housing."
      • “[Lowell] represents both owners and developers in a wide range of matters, from acquisition and financing to development and leasing. He is praised by clients as 'one of the best real estate attorneys out there,' who 'understands the big picture and knows how to get to the finish line.'"
      • "Highly regarded practitioner Lowell Salesin 'has a great reputation' in the market. He focuses on real estate development and finance, and is particularly active in the fields of acquisitions and lease restructuring."
      • "[Lowell has] significant experience in representing owners and lenders in acquisitions and lease restructurings. He is described by commentators as an 'extremely good real estate lawyer.'"
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2024
    • Recognized in practice area of Real Estate Law
    • Troy Real Estate Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2019
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2009-2018, and 2022-2024
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2007-2023
    • Recognized as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers, 2008-2012
  • Law Bulletin Media
    • Leading Lawyers, Real Estate Law: Commercial, 2017, 2023-2024
    • Leading Lawyers, Real Estate Law: Finance, 2017, 2023-2024
      • Named as one of the Top 100 Leading Business Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated 

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Real Property Law Section
    • Business Law Section
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Jewish Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit
  • JARC
  • Jewish Senior Life of Metropolitan Detroit

News & Insights


Press Releases

From Chambers USA:

Lowell Salesin, the practice co-head, is commended for his depth of experience, which includes representing REITs and major developers in a broad spectrum of acquisitions and financings. "Lowell is truly outstanding." "He is a fantastic lawyer."

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