Alan C. Sheppard, Jr. has wide-ranging experience in commercial real estate development, leasing and finance with a particular emphasis on development of office and industrial buildings, regional shopping centers, and multi-family developments. Alan has deep experience in entitlements and zoning law. Alan also has an LL.M. in Taxation, and therefore, also has broad based experience regarding the tax implications of real estate investments, as well as mortgage and construction financing, lease financing, mezzanine lending, asset-based finance, and working capital loan transactions.
Alan routinely counsels Florida-based developers in the acquisition, development, sale and financing of commercial real property and large tracts of land for retail power centers, distribution and logistics centers, multi-family developments, retail new and used, automotive sales centers, and hotels. He provides advice to out-of-state and foreign investors on Florida law issues in such transactions. He has experience closing numerous asset portfolio transactions for both Fortune 100 and family owned businesses. Alan also conducts land use and entitlement due diligence on various development and energy projects.
Alan has been inducted as a lifetime member of the NAIOP Research Foundation Board of Governors, which supports research into national and international trends and changing social dynamics that drive industrial, office and mixed-use development. He also serves on the Board of Directors of NAIOP Central Florida and is a past president of NAIOP of Florida. Through his work with NAIOP, he actively lobbies on behalf of the commercial development community locally and in both Washington, D.C. and in Tallahassee.