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Geoffrey A Howell

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Practice Areas

Real Estate

Career

Geoff Howell has represented regional and national lenders, owners and developers, as well as public agencies, in a broad variety of complex commercial real estate transactions.

These have included:

Development, financing, leasing and operation of mixed-use office and laboratory parks, hotels, green buildings, and multi-tenant and build-to-suit office and lab buildings

Like-kind exchanges

Development of a national rooftop leasing program

Permitting of one of the largest residential developments in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Redevelopment of an urban renewal project into one of Massachusetts' largest biomedical laboratory facilities

Acquisition of a horse-racing track

Geoff's leasing work includes the largest commercial lease in the history of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1.3 million square feet for office and lab use) on behalf of the landlord. He has made several appearances in front of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, Boston Zoning Board of Appeals, and other permitting bodies in Boston and the surrounding area on behalf of project proponents. Geoff is leasing counsel for numerous office and laboratory tenants and represents landlords at major laboratory complexes throughout the country.

Personal

J.D., Boston College Law School 1996; Wesleyan University 1988