Karl J. Lott is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Los Angeles office and a member of firm's Real Estate Group. Mr. Lott has 30 years of experience as a commercial real estate attorney, and his practice focuses on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions.
Mr. Lott regularly advises clients in matters of real estate finance, representing lenders, borrowers and joint ventures, as well as representing lending entities established to participate in the EB‑5 immigration program. He regularly assists clients in forming joint ventures and in the management of limited liability companies. In addition, he handles all types of leasing matters, including office leases, retail leases and industrial leases, representing owners of office buildings and shopping centers in various locations in California in all matters relating to the leasing of their properties, and also representing major national and international tenants in their leasing negotiations. Mr. Lott also has extensive experience in acquisitions and dispositions of office buildings, shopping centers, industrial properties and other commercial real estate.
In addition to his real estate work, Mr. Lott serves as the chair of the Los Angeles office Diversity Committee, and sits on the firm's Diversity Council.
Mr. Lott is also active in the nonprofit housing community, and serves as the chair of the West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation, a nonprofit organization that builds and operates affordable housing throughout Los Angeles County and provides ongoing services to its residents to help them transition back into secure housing and the community.
Mr. Lott also serves on the Los Angeles Advisory Board of Best Buddies, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Mr. Lott is an experienced leasing attorney, representing landlords and tenants. Some recent leasing engagements include:
Mr. Lott has many years of experience advising a company that organizes and administers construction loans (primarily loans relating to the construction or renovation of hotels) in connection with the EB-5 immigration program, including a project in Los Angeles, three projects in Dallas, and one project in New Orleans
Mr. Lott regularly represents clients in the formation of joint ventures and other entities, including the negotiation of the entity documents. Recent engagements include:
Mr. Lott regularly represents buyers and sellers in acquisitions and dispositions of office buildings, retail centers, hotels, industrial properties and other commercial properties. Recent work in this area includes:
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