Alexander X. Jackins

Alexander X. Jackins

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Alex Jackins has more than 16 years of experience in real estate and general corporate matters.

Mr. Jackins represents public agencies, businesses, real estate investors, developers, landlords, and tenants in the sale, acquisition, development and leasing of commercial properties. He has broad experience representing clients in large scale mixed-use development and technology projects involving both public and private sector funding and innovative financing arrangements. Mr. Jackins has experience with the acquisition and disposition of air rights in connection with large scale mixed-use and transit oriented developments and he has advised public sector clients on various methods to maximize the value of assets that may be used to encourage private sector funding including, without limitation, the sale of air rights and naming rights, the use of tax increment financing, business improvement districts, tax credits and developer fees.

His corporate practice covers a broad array of business and commercial matters including business formation, mergers and acquisitions, the preparation of commercial agreements, and other general corporate matters.

Mr. Jackins also possesses wide-ranging trial experience handling litigation involving complex commercial transactions and real property disputes. He has represented real estate investors, developers, builders, landlord, and multi-national corporations before federal and state courts and in arbitration.

Concentrations

  • Large scale mixed-use development projects
  • Public and private sector funding
  • Innovative financing arrangements
  • Acquisition and disposition of air rights
  • Transit-oriented developments
  • Business formation
  • Mergers and acquisitions
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Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented a public pension fund in the negotiation of a joint venture for the acquisition and development of a $30 million multifamily project in Portland, Oregon.°
  • Represented a national real estate investment firm in the negotiation of a joint venture for the acquisition and development of a projected $700 million mixed use (commercial office, residential, retail, hotel) development project adjacent to the Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.°
  • Represented a national real estate investment firm in the negotiation of a joint venture for the acquisition and development of a $25.5 million mixed use (condominium/retail) project in the District of Columbia.°
  • Represented a national real estate investment firm in the acquisition and development of a $20 million mixed use (condominium/retail) project in Arlington, Virginia.°
  • Represented a government contractor in the financing, construction, operation and use of a technology center as part of the Fires Center of Excellence program at the Fort Sill Military Base in Lawton, Oklahoma. Representation included the negotiation of an economic development funding agreement with the city of Lawton, Oklahoma and a sale-and-lease back transaction where the contractor acquired the property, sold it to a developer and leased it back pursuant to a build-to-suit lease. Funding for the project was established through the use of private sector funding, the establishment of a hotel/motel tax and tax increment financing.°
  • Represented a government contractor in the construction and leasing of an information technology center of excellence (“IT Center”) on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette pursuant to a cooperative endeavor agreement established between the State of Louisiana, the Louisiana Department of Economic Development (“LED”), the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the Lafayette Economic Development Authority and the government contractor. Representation included the negotiation of the economic development agreement, a ground lease, a development agreement and a sublease for the construction, operation and use of the IT Center. Funding for the project was established through state and LED grants, the LED FastStart program, community development block grants, leasing revenues, state and local sales tax revenue generated from the sale of goods and services from the IT Center and private sector funding.°
  • Represented landlord, a multibillion-dollar national real estate investment firm, in the negotiation of tenant office and retail leases for class A office buildings located in the United States.°
  • Represented landlord, a $75 billion public pension fund, in the negotiation of tenant leases for commercial class A office buildings and industrial office parks located in Northern Virginia and Maryland.°
  • Represented a national big-box retailer in the acquisition and leasing of property and the negotiation of site development agreements and construction contracts for the development of its stores at various locations throughout Virginia and Pennsylvania.°
  • Represented a global convenience store chain in the acquisition and leasing of property throughout the United States and in Canada.°
  • Represented a large, public government contractor in the leasing of commercial and industrial office space throughout the United States.°
  • Represent real estate developers in the negotiation of joint ventures and the formation of a holding companies and a property management companies in connection with residential development projects located in the District of Columbia.°
  • Represented a government contractor in the negotiation of a stock purchase agreement for the sale of 100 percent ownership in the company valued at $25 million.°
  • Represented a $17 million company in the sale of 100 percent of its common stock.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Jackins prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Associate Counsel, MCI Telecommunications Corporation, 2000-2003

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2017-2018
  • Member, Urban Land Institute, 2013-Present
    • Member, Public Private Partnership Product Council, Blue Flight, 2013-Present
  • Member, Urban Land Institute – Washington, D.C. District, 2011-Present
    • Member, Real Estate Trends Conference Committee, 2011-Present
  • Member, American Public Transportation Association, 2015-Present
    • Member, Public Private Partnership Committee, 2015-Present
    • Member, Land Use Committee, 2015-Present

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 2000
  • B.A., Economics, University of Maryland, 1992
Admissions
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia