Justin T. Starling
Justin Starling 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). Justin has closed more than $13 billion in financings and $2.9 billion in real estate acquisitions, dispositions, and development and redevelopment projects. His experience includes real estate transactions that involve multiple sources of capital, including equity, debt, government grants, economic incentives, and federal tax credits. Justin has been a key player in several transformative redevelopment projects in Memphis, including Overton Square, Crosstown Concourse, and Central Station. More recently, Justin’s practice has expanded to include assisting clients in investing in the cannabis industry through sale/leaseback transactions and private offerings.
Justin’s practice involves advising real estate developers, investors, lenders and borrowers on the following:
- Real Estate – The acquisition, financing, development, and sale of commercial properties; redevelopment projects, including public/private partnerships; real estate joint ventures and equity capital raises.
- Commercial Finance – Structuring real estate and other asset-based loan transactions; CMBS loans and syndicated credit facilities.
- Economic Incentives – Property tax abatement, tax increment (TIF) financing, and other governmental incentives.
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 and is a valuable resource to his clients on title, survey, and land use issues.
Urban Land Institute (ULI) Memphis
University Neighborhoods Development Corporation — Board Member (2017-2020)
Promise Development Corporation — Board Chairman (2020); Board Member (2018-2020)
Media Mentions & Firm News
The Best Lawyers in America© — Real Estate Law (2024)
Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2016-2019)
Mississippi Law Journal — Articles Editor
University of Mississippi School of Law — Outstanding Student Award
American Institute of Certified Planners — Outstanding Student Award