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Brandon E. Barker

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Brandon’s practice focuses on commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, financings, leasing and developments of office, industrial, technology, data center and multifamily projects. His experience also includes the structuring of joint ventures and transfers of equity interests. Brandon is a LEED Green Associate.

Before joining Mintz Levin, Brandon practiced as a real estate associate in other law firms in California. While in law school, he served as Executive Articles Editor of the Washington Law Review. In his free time, Brandon enjoys endurance and mountain sports and reading about Russian history.

Education

  • University of Washington (JD)
  • Tufts University (BA, magna cum laude)

Experience

Acquisitions, Dispositions and Financings

  • Represented a private real estate investment firm in its $171 million acquisition and financing of developed airspace parcels in Minneapolis.
  • Represented a private real estate investment firm in its $52 million acquisition and financing of a ground sublease interest in a single-tenant office building in Tempe.
  • Represented a private real estate investment firm in a $88 million CMBS loan in connection with the refinancing of a 7-property portfolio in California, Colorado and Texas.
  • Represented an investor in multifamily properties in its $40 million acquisition of a multifamily property in Seattle, including its assumption of a $21 million Fannie Mae loan.
  • Represented a private real estate investment firm in its $98 million acquisition of office buildings in Santa Ana.
  • Represented a private real estate investment firm in its $51 million acquisition and financing of an office campus in Phoenix.
  • Represented a private real estate investment firm in its $144 million sale of an office building in Glendale, California.
  • Represented a private real estate investment firm in its $22 million acquisition and financing of an office campus in Nashville.

 

Joint Ventures and Developments

  • Represented a data center owner in its $42 million acquisition, financing and development of a data center in San Francisco.
  • Represented a private real estate investment firm in a joint venture to develop commercial and residential space in the Hudson Yards section of Manhattan.
  • Represented an international company in its option to lease and develop a $400 million aquacultural facility in northern California.

 

Data Center and Communications

  • Represented a large data center operator in the negotiation of a 3 megawatt lease of data center space and power in Amsterdam.
  • Represented an educational institution in the negotiation of a master services agreement with a data center operator for data center space and power in New Jersey.
  • Represented a provider of communications infrastructure in license agreements for the installation and operation of infrastructure within various buildings in New York City.

 

Leasing

  • Represented a landlord in the negotiation of the leasing of 300,000 square feet of office space in Salt Lake City.
  • Represented a landlord in the negotiation of the leasing of 70,000 square feet of research and development space in San Diego.
  • Represented a landlord in the negotiation of the leasing of 80,000 square feet of medical and laboratory space in San Diego.
  • Represented a tenant in the negotiation of the leasing and related development of 430,000 square feet of office space in Irvine.

 

Recognition & Awards

  • Recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the Leaders in Law - Attorney Nominees (2018)

Involvement

  • Member, Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of California
  • Editorial Board, California Real Property Journal
  • Member, Urban Land Institute Los Angeles

Languages

- Spanish

Recent Insights

News & Press

Viewpoints

Viewpoint General
California usury law is addressed in multiple places: the California Constitution, statutes, case law, and initiative measures. Due to the patchwork nature of this body of law, differing interpretations and ambiguity are commonplace.
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AB 1103 Update: Postponement of Certain Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure Requirements

September 11, 2014 | Alert | By Dawn Saunders, Gabriel Schnitzler, Brandon Barker

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Implications of the New California LLC Act

June 11, 2014 | Alert | By Brandon Barker

On January 1, 2014, a new law governing limited liability companies (“LLCs”) went into effect in California.
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California Supreme Court Gives California’s Unfair Competition Law More Coverage

February 11, 2013 | Alert | By Evan Nadel, Brandon Barker

The California Supreme Court, in Aryeh v. Canon Business Solutions, Inc., 2013 WL 263509 (January 24, 2013), resolved a split in the lower appellate courts over the applicability of common law rules of accrual to the statute of limitations in California’s Unfair Competition Law (Cal. B&P Code § 17200, “UCL”).
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News & Press

Mintz Member Brandon Barker was recently featured in Law.com’s “My Weekday Workout” series. In the Q&A, he discussed his rigorous weekday workout routine, which includes long outdoor training runs to prepare for ultramarathons.

Mintz's Northern California Real Estate Practice represents clients in a broad spectrum of transactions for multifamily, office, and retail properties across the western U.S. In 2016, these transactions totaled over $1.3 billion.

Events

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Mar
6
2019