Jonathan Frank focuses his practice on commercial real estate, land development, leasing and finance. He represents developers, investors, businesses, landlords and tenants, including Fortune 500 companies, in all facets of commercial real estate transactions including acquisitions, dispositions, development, financing, leasing and §1031 tax-free exchanges.
Jonathan has extensive experience with major economic development projects, complex mixed-use developments, office parks, shopping centers and residential communities. Further, he devotes a significant portion of his time to the representation of institutional and individual investors in the identification, acquisition, financing, and leasing of net lease, retail, office, industrial and multi-family investment properties. He is experienced in the formation of innovative multi-investor arrangements including tenant-in-common (TIC) structures.
Jonathan is actively involved on the firm’s Economic Development team, where he serves as the public relations chair and provides real estate services to the firm’s economic development clients. He also has an active national leasing practice representing expanding companies in office, industrial and retail leases throughout the United States.
In regards to land development, he has led his clients through the entire development cycle from negotiating the purchase contract, to financing the acquisition, preparing comprehensive declarations of easements, covenants, conditions and restrictions (ECRs) and other property owner association documents, to leasing, outparcel sales and joint venture structuring on over $1 billion in development projects.
Understanding that real estate matters often cross into other practice areas, Jonathan helps his clients identify their legal needs and then find the right lawyers with the right skills within Williams Mullen to assist them with those needs. A skilled project manager, Jonathan oversees all facets of his clients’ matters and transactions, as well as the entire team of professionals involved. His goal is to work toward accomplishing the client’s objectives as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Jonathan has been listed among Virginia’s “Lega He earned his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Richmond School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Washington and Lee University.
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