Robert L. Dewey represents developers, retailers, financial institutions and others in retail and office development projects, shopping center anchor tenant leasing, purchases and sales of commercial properties and financing transactions. Rob is also the Managing Partner of Willcox Savage.
In addition, Rob concluded (as of the end of 2014) serving for six years as the Chairman of the Old Dominion University Real Estate Foundation, which has been responsible for the development of the area east of Hampton Boulevard in Norfolk, including the University Village mixed use project.
- Negotiated long term ground lease with Wegmans Food Markets for 130,000 square foot store scheduled to open Fall 2018 in the Virginia Beach Town Center.
- Represented The Kroger Co. in relocation of one of its Charlottesville, Virginia stores to an existing shopping center and negotiation of ground lease for 93,000 square foot store, with premises owned by two different partnerships.
- Represented shopping center owner in termination of KMart lease and negotiation of subsequent long term ground lease of 11 acre site for a 130,000 sq.ft. Sam’s warehouse club.
- Represented developer in connection with KMart’s store downsizing and sublease to Kroger, including agreements for developer to directly lease to Kroger when KMart lease expires.
- Represented major national bank in over $100,000,000 of construction financing of multiple phases of the Town Center mixed-use development in Virginia Beach, including the office tower.
- Structured and negotiated a long-term subordinated ground lease for a 245 acre site for development as a Fazio signature golf course on behalf of family partnership.
- Serve as principal leasing counsel for developers and owners of regional and community shopping centers, including negotiation of anchor tenant leases with Sam’s Club, Target, Home Depot, Barnes & Noble, Kroger, Harris Teeter, Toys “R” Us, TJ Maxx, Office Max and Stein Mart.
- Represented elderly owner of 75 acres of prime commercial property fronting on U.S. Route 13 in its redevelopment and disposition. This included negotiations of long-term ground leases with Target and developers and personal planning for the disposition of owner’s real estate portfolio to six charitable organizations. Property value of gifts to charities now exceeds $50,000,000.
- J.D., University of North Carolina, 1982
- B.S., University of Delaware, 1975
- International Council of Shopping Centers
- Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate
- American Bar Association
- Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association
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