Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that attorneys Richard F. Warren and Chloe Truslow Shafer have received awards from NAIOP, the Nashville chapter of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. At a gala on March 10, Warren was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Member Award and Shafer received the Developing Leader Award (Non Broker). A full list of this year’s award recipients can be found at http://www.naiop-nashville.org/awardsgala.htm.
“This is a very significant honor for both Richard and Chloe, and we congratulate them on this achievement,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier. “NAIOP is a prestigious professional organization, and receiving these awards means Richard and Chloe are recognized leaders in Nashville’s commercial real estate development sector.”
Warren advises clients on a variety of commercial real estate matters, such as the development and leasing of new office buildings and retail developments, and the purchase, sale and financing of existing projects, including downtown and suburban office buildings and office parks, big box retail facilities, shopping centers and industrial parks. He has been recognized in several publications, including The Best Lawyers in America, which named him the Best Lawyer in Nashville for Real Estate in 2009. Active in the community, Warren assisted the nonprofit Urban Housing Solutions in its redevelopment of a motel into a 100-room single-room occupancy (SRO) facility for formerly homeless people and then served as the chair of that organization's board for nine years assisting it with numerous other affordable housing projects. He currently chairs the Board of Nashville Public Television where he has been an active board member for many years.
Shafer focuses her national practice on complex commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, development, lending and leasing. Her practice includes the representation of healthcare companies in their real estate activities, including the development of new hospitals and medical office buildings, the acquisition of hospital systems, and leasing of hospitals and medical office space. Shafer also represents financial institutions in negotiating, structuring and documenting acquisition and permanent loans for shopping centers, industrial parks, office buildings and multi-family projects, as well as the disposition of investment properties. She is very active in NAIOP and helped establish its Developing Leaders Program, which provides educational and networking opportunities for emerging leaders in the industry.
NAIOP Nashville is a chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, and it comprises 375 members serving the local Middle Tennessee market. NAIOP is the leading organization for developers, owners, and related professionals in office, industrial, and mixed-use real estate, with 18000 members in North America. NAIOP advances responsible commercial real estate development and advocates for effective public policy. For more information, visit www.naiop-nashville.org