Overview

Jorge R. Escobar is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Miami office and a member of the firm's Real Estate practice. Mr. Escobar focuses his practice on the representation of clients in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including the acquisition, disposition, development and finance of condominium, office, hotel, warehouse and mixed-use projects.

Mr. Escobar regularly represents local and national institutional lenders in connection with complex commercial loan transactions, including construction loans, permanent loans secured by real estate, asset-backed loans, collaborative modifications and workouts as well as distressed asset sales and acquisitions.

Additionally, Mr. Escobar represents both private and public clients in the purchase, sale, leasing, and the development and financing of commercial real estate transactions.

Experience

  • Represented Global City Development in the acquisition of property next to Florida International University's main campus, to be developed as a 20-floor luxury apartment tower for student housing
  • Represented an affiliate of Institutional Multifamily Partners in the $60 million acquisition of Delray Preserve, a luxury apartment complex consisting of 188 units in Delray Beach, Fla.
  • Represented First United Methodist Church of Miami in the $55 million sale of its property located in downtown Miami, to Property Markets Group, and subsequent seller-provided financing of $35 million; the property is to be developed as an apartment tower with a church located in the lobby level of the structure
  • Represented a nationally renowned  real estate investment firm in the $92 million acquisition of a luxury apartment complex consisting of over 280 units in Boca Raton, Fla.

  • Represented a national bank on a $42 million loan to finance construction of an office building in Miami  
  • Represented Banco Popular on a $27.8 million and $17.5 million loan to finance the construction of two Marriott flagship affiliated hotels in Orlando and Tampa, Fla.
  • Represented Banco Popular in all aspects of real estate finance, including a $100 million portfolio of properties, construction and renovation loans, hotel loans, as well as owner-occupied facilities

Credentials

Education
  • St. Thomas University School of Law, J.D.
  • Florida International University, B.S.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
Memberships
  • The Florida Bar, Professional Ethics Committee, 2017-2020
  • Florida International University President's Council
  • ULI Southeast Florida Leadership Institute, Class of 2019
  • United Way of Miami-Dade Young Leaders
  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • Florida International University Alumni Association
  • Urban Land Institute
Spoken Languages
  • English
  • Spanish

Speaking Engagements

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