Justin Starling has been actively involved in more than $10 billion in financings and $2.5 billion in real estate acquisitions, dispositions, and development and redevelopment projects. Justin advises clients on complex commercial real estate and financial transactions, including representing a number of regional and national publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs). Formerly a senior planner for the City of Jackson, Mississippi Department of Planning and Development, Justin also has significant experience in land development and zoning issues.
Working with real estate developers and investors and borrowers and lenders, Justin’s practice involves:
Drawing upon his experience in urban planning, Justin is a valuable resource to the firm’s real estate group on title, survey, and land use issues. Justin also has experience in real estate transactions that involve multiple sources of capital, including equity, debt, government grants, economic incentives, and federal tax credits.
Urban Land Institute (ULI) Memphis, Programs Committee
University Neighborhoods Development Corporation – Board Member
We represented Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: TRWH) in its definitive agreement to acquire the operations and real estate of Isle of Capri Casino and Lady Luck Casino from Eldorado Resorts, Inc. (Nasdaq: ERI), in a cash transaction for $230 million.
Represented Southern Properties, Inc. in obtaining approval for up to $96.4 million in tax increment financing (TIF)
Represented the Poplar Corridor Business District Association of Owners in obtaining approval for use of tax increment financing (TIF) funds estimated to exceed $80 million
Represented Crosstown Building Owner, LLC in connection with the refinance of its existing syndicated construction loan
Represented New Mountain Capital in the $109.5 million sale leaseback of real property located in Indiana, New Mexico, Mississippi, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Mexico with FXI, Inc.
Represented a joint-venture affiliate of a real estate investment and management firm in the $60 million purchase of an office building in Baltimore
Represented Mid-America Apartments, L.P. in the $72 million acquisition of a 320-unit apartment building in Nashville
Represented Kemmons Wilson Companies, LLC in the closing of a ground lease and financing for the redevelopment of the historic Amtrak Central Station passenger-service terminal in downtown Memphis
Represented Kemmons Wilson Companies, LLC in the formation of a $20 million joint venture as well as the negotiation and closing of a $24 million construction loan for the development of the 119-room Hilton Curio Hotel
Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2016-2018)
Mississippi Law Journal — Articles Editor
University of Mississippi School of Law — Outstanding Student Award
American Institute of Certified Planners — Outstanding Student Award