Bria Smith-Edwards counsels clients on real estate and commercial finance transactions and public finance matters, with a particular focus on affordable housing projects. Bria’s practice includes:
- Representing developers, investors and owners in the acquisition, financing, disposition, and leasing of real property.
- Negotiating and drafting office leases, retail leases, subleases and amendments for landlords and tenants.
- Representing borrowers and lenders in financing transactions, including acquisition and construction loans, term loan facilities, asset-based secured financings and revolving credit facilities.
- Advising public housing authorities and other developers in the acquisition, construction and/or rehabilitation of multi-family housing properties.
Bria also collaborates with the firm’s Corporate & Securities Practice Group on corporate transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, for public and private companies, which involve financing and real estate issues.
Bria earned a law degree from Vanderbilt Law School and an undergraduate degree in social relations and policy from Michigan State University.
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)