Tim has over 25 years of experience representing investment funds, insurance companies and banks in a wide array of real estate finance transactions.

PRACTICES

OVERVIEW

Tim Davis, Chair of the Firm's Business Department, is an experienced real estate finance lawyer and previously served as Co-Chair of the firm's Real Estate and Institutional Finance Group. He has over 25 years of experience representing investment funds, insurance companies and banks in a wide array of real estate finance transactions, including the origination, acquisition and restructuring of mortgage loans, mezzanine loans, "B" notes and preferred equity investments. Tim has deep experience structuring and negotiating intercreditor, co-lender and participation agreements. He also regularly represents institutional clients in the acquisition and disposition of performing and non-performing loans and commercial properties. Tim also has extensive experience in the restructuring, enforcement and resolution of defaulted loans, including deed-in-lieu of foreclosure transactions.

Tim is a frequent moderator and panelist at real estate finance industry conferences.

Recognition and Involvement

Recognition & Involvement

Since 2016, Tim has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Real Estate Law. He is also AV® Preeminent rated by the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating system. 

In 2021, Tim was recognized by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in real estate finance in Pennsylvania, with one source describing him as "terrific and well regarded for mezzanine lending work."

In 2017, Tim was elected by his peers as a Fellow in the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, a prestigious national invitation-only organization formed to establish an integrated group of lawyers in each state who are highly skilled in real estate lending and related practices. 

Credentials

Bar and Court Admissions

Pennsylvania

Education

University of Pennsylvania Law School, JD, 1989

University of Pennsylvania, MA, 1986

University of Pennsylvania, BA, magna cum laude, with distinction in English, 1985 

News & Insights

Memberships

American College of Mortgage Attorneys, Fellow

CRE Finance Council

National Multifamily Housing Council

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Representation of insurance company and its investment advisor in origination of $85 million mortgage loan relating to 254-unit luxury apartment complex
  • Representation of insurance company and its investment advisor in origination of $35 million mortgage loan relating to large luxury apartment complex
  • Representation of investment fund in origination of $160 million mortgage loan relating to branded hotel and resort
  • Representation of investment fund in origination of $60 million mortgage loan relating to expansive multi-family complex with unique real estate complexities
  • Representation of investment fund in origination of $22 million mortgage loan relating to acquisition and rebranding of resort hotel
  • Representation of investment fund in origination of $35 million mortgage loan and $10 million mezzanine loan financing of multi-state hotel portfolio
  • Representation of investment fund in co-origination of $41 million construction financing of luxury multi-family project, inclusive of complicated senior-subordinate (A/B) co-lender negotiations
  • Representation of investment fund in acquisition of $25 million mezzanine loan relating to major urban hotel, inclusive of negotiation of bespoke intercreditor agreement with senior lender and implementation of risk mitigation deal features to address complex real estate issues
  • Representation of investment fund in $11 million preferred equity investment in luxury multi-family construction project, inclusive of drafting and negotiating customized recognition agreements with mortgage lender and ground lessor
  • Representation of investment fund in $4.4 million preferred equity investment in luxury student housing complex, including negotiating customized recognition agreement with mortgage lender
  • Representation of investment fund in origination of $6.4 million mezzanine construction loan for luxury multi-family complex, inclusive of extensive intercreditor negotiations with senior lender
  • Representation of life insurance company in origination of $48 million mortgage loan relating to luxury multi-family complex, inclusive of intercreditor negotiations with German pension fund
  • Representation of life insurance company in origination of $38 million mezzanine loan relating to Class A office building
  • Representation of life insurance company in origination of $30 million mortgage loan financing of class A office building
  • Representation of life insurance company in origination of $63 million mortgage loan financing of portfolio of retail centers
  • Representation of financial institution in origination and syndication of $175 million mortgage loan of class A office building
  • Representation of financial institution in origination of $22 million construction to permanent mortgage loan for medical facility buliding 
  • Representations of investment funds and life insurance companies in numerous acquisitions and dispositions of mortgage loans, "B" notes and mezzanine loans across the capital stack
  • Numerous representations of clients with respect to mortgage loan restructurings, mezzanine loan restructurings, deed in lieu transactions and enforcement proceedings
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