Overview

Mark Sloan is the vice chair of Holland & Knight's Practice & Operations Committee, and previously served as the managing partner of Thompson & Knight. Mr. Sloan is a national real estate attorney with nearly 30 years of experience advising clients on various types of real estate finance transactions, real estate acquisitions, dispositions and real estate development.

Based in Holland & Knight's Dallas office, Mr. Sloan has represented lenders in virtually all types of real estate financing transactions, including construction loans, interim bridge loans, permanent loans, mezzanine loans, conduit mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) loans and revolving loan facilities, as well as preferred equity transactions. He has also represented various financial institutions in their capacity as both administrative agent and participant in connection with syndicated loan transactions.

Mr. Sloan also has extensive experience representing lenders in connection with workouts and foreclosures. He also represents several real estate companies in connection with their acquisition, development and operation of retail shopping centers, including the negotiation of joint venture agreements with preferred equity providers. Another major part of his practice focuses on multifamily development, including mixed-use "lifestyle" centers.

One client praises Mr. Sloan as 'one of the best real estate attorneys I have come across.'

Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, 2018

Representative Experience

  • Represented the agent bank in a $250 million syndicated loan facility on a mixed-use development in Hawaii
  • Represented the agent bank in a $132 million syndicated construction loan facility on a high-rise residential condominium development in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Represented the agent bank in a mixed-use development consisting of a $84.6 million syndicated construction loan facility on a high-rise residential condominium development and a $41.8 million syndicated construction loan facility on a boutique hotel in the Dallas Arts District
  • Represented the agent bank in a $198.9 million syndicated construction loan facility on two office buildings for Amazon in Seattle, Washington
  • Represented the agent bank in a $94 million syndicated construction loan facility on an 18-story office building in the Dallas Arts District
  • Represented the agent bank in an $86 million syndicated loan facility secured by six retail shopping centers in Texas, Oklahoma and Alabama
  • Represented the lender in a $69.6 million loan facility secured by 22 industrial warehouse properties in Texas, Georgia, Colorado, Utah and Florida
  • Represented the lender in a $66 million loan facility secured by 26 industrial warehouse properties in Texas, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania
  • Represented the agent bank in a $161 million syndicated construction loan facility on a retail shopping center in Texas, and the subsequent workout of the construction loan facility
  • Represented the agent bank in a $150 million syndicated construction loan for a 22-story office building in Denver, Colorado
  • Represented the agent bank in a $100 million syndicated construction loan for a 17-story office building in Dallas, Texas
  • Represented a shopping center owner regarding a $500 million loan on a 1.9 million-square-foot shopping center in Dallas, Texas
  • Represents multiple construction lenders in connection with their lending activities throughout the United States
  • Represents mezzanine lenders in connection with interim bridge loans, subordinate credit facilities, and equity investment transactions

  • Represented the owner regarding the acquisition and redevelopment of a mixed-use development known as the Dallas Design District in Dallas, Texas
  • Represented a shopping center owner regarding the acquisition and redevelopment of a shopping center in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Represented a shopping center owner regarding the acquisition and financing of a 589,000-square-foot shopping center in Stafford, Texas
  • Represented a national corporation in connection with acquisition and development of a corporate headquarters facility and later sale of the headquarters facility
  • Represents a regional shopping center owner in connection with acquisition, disposition and funding of retail shopping centers in the southwest U.S.; closed transactions for the sale and acquisition of 5 million square feet of retail space over the last three years
  • Represents developers in master planned single-family residential communities

Credentials

Education
  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Iowa, B.B.A., with highest distinction
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Texas
Memberships
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • American Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association, Real Property Law Section; Probate, Trusts and Estates Section
  • State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Dickinson Place Charitable Corporation, Board of Directors
  • Goodwill Industries of Dallas, Board of Directors
Honors & Awards
  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Real Estate Law, 2008-2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Dallas Lawyer of the Year, Real Estate Law, 2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Real Estate Law, 2008-2022
  • Dallas 500, Most Influential Leaders in North Texas, D CEO magazine, Law: Real Estate, 2017-2021
  • Texas Super Lawyers magazine, 2003-2020
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, Commercial Real Estate, 2009; Real Estate, 2008, 2014-2021
  • The Legal 500 USA, Recommended Attorney, Real Estate; Construction: Real Estate, 2015, 2017
  • Client Choice Award, Real Estate, 2017

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