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Geoffrey H. Smith


  • Currently represents a multibillion-dollar REIT in connection with a nationwide leasing program for office and industrial properties including drafting and negotiating master lease forms for industrial, office and retail spaces.
  • Currently manages a multistate leasing program for a national real estate investment fund and their numerous US properties, including six office parks in Texas, nine office parks in California, five office parks in Massachusetts and a large office portfolio in Pennsylvania.
  • Currently manages a multistate leasing program for a national REIT in connection with its portfolio of over 100 medical office buildings (MOB).
  • Represents a regional developer in leasing transactions with retail and restaurant tenants related to a ground-up mixed-use development.
  • Represents shopping center owners and developers in leasing matters.
  • Represented landlords and tenants in connection with restaurant leases and fitness club leases.
  • Represented gourmet foods company in connection with leases of office and manufacturing facilities. 
  • Represented private and publicly traded companies in connection with significant tenant side office, R&D, laboratory, warehouse, distribution, and manufacturing leases, ground leases, and build to suit leases all across the country totaling millions of square feet. 


  • Represented a publicly-traded REIT in connection with its acquisition of single-tenant industrial properties in multiple states.
  • Represented a real estate investment and management company in connection with the development and leasing of a large ground-up retail shopping center.
  • Represented an owner of several office buildings in the Boston area in acquisitions, dispositions, and financings as well as office space leasing to corporate and biotech tenants.
  • Represented a national supermarket chain in the acquisition, development, and financing of commercial and multi-use properties.
  • Represented a regional developer in leasing transactions with retail and restaurant tenants related to a ground-up development.
  • Represented Signify (f/k/a Philips Lighting) in connection with numerous sales of industrial and manufacturing facilities in multiple states.
  • Regularly manages real property aspects of corporate mergers and acquisitions for public and private companies and investors across multiple industries.
  • Regularly represents healthcare industry investors in connection with owned and leased real property assets in connection with corporate mergers and acquisitions. 


  • Represented publicly traded REIT in connection with financing and refinancing transactions involving hundreds of properties across the country.
  • Represented medical device company in connection with construction financing for a headquarters building project.
Case Study
Our real estate team structured the deal as a 32-year leasehold condominium – an arrangement that provides Touro with a significant tax advantage.
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Mintz represented Menlo Equities, a private, vertically integrated commercial real estate investment firm, in its acquisition of 8 data centers and an 80% interest in a ninth from a partnership between an asset management company and a real estate investment company for approximately $487 million.
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Mintz has been lead transaction counsel for a large radiology group practice since its April 2013 inception, including for major acquisitions in Texas, Arizona, California, and Louisiana. Mintz has also led debt and equity refinancings for the client totaling more than $1 billion in capital.
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Mintz represents a private real estate investment management company with offices in major US cities and international locations. Mintz advised the company, which has invested more than $14 billion in real estate deals, in its acquisition of a multifamily apartment complex in Revere, Massachusetts.
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Mintz represents a private real estate investment firm that has completed over 90 investments collectively valued at $29 billion. Mintz recently helped the company acquire a San Francisco office tower and membership interests in entities that own office property in New York and Glendale, CA.
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Mintz has represented private real estate investment fund Colony Capital, Inc. for over a decade in the acquisition, disposition, financing, and leasing of commercial real estate throughout the United States. Mintz has negotiated more than 2,000 leases and created several master lease forms.
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Mintz helped private equity real estate investment firm Brookwood Financial Partners establish a leasing program and standard forms. Brookwood buys and operates commercial real estate properties in markets across the Unites States.