Mixed-Use Developments: Lessons Learned From Recent Deals

Navigating Zoning, Financing, Community Buy-In, and Other Challenges

Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Wednesday, November 7, 2012

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will discuss the principal legal challenges facing developers, builders and the mixed-use development team when undertaking mixed-use projects and will provide valuable insights on how to overcome these challenges in order to capitalize on the opportunities of mixed-use development.


Mixed-use development projects are a continuing trend in the real estate industry. Because the projects combine both commercial and residential development and construction, they face complex design and building obstacles, as well as zoning, financing, public relations and governance challenges.

How can builders and developers plan successful mixed-use developments, address land use and zoning issues, and navigate the best financing options? What are the best practices for effectively addressing community issues and balancing the wide variety of user needs and interests?

Listen as our panel of real estate attorneys discusses the principal legal challenges facing developers, builders and the mixed-use development team when undertaking mixed-use projects. The panel will provide valuable insights on how to overcome the legal hurdles in order to best benefit from the opportunities mixed-use development can provide.



  1. Mixed use development overview
  2. Lessons learned from success/designing successful mixed use projects
  3. Obtaining project entitlements
  4. Common interest issues
  5. Drafting issues
  6. Financing considerations


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What legal issues must be considered when designing mixed-use development projects?
  • What are the common zoning and subdivision issues that developers and builders encounter when seeking project entitlements?
  • What are some effective strategies for partnering with local and state governments to build mixed-use projects?
  • What drafting issues need to be addressed in mixed-use developments?
  • What practical issues must be considered when planning a mixed-use development?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.


Nancy Scull
Nancy Scull

McKenna Long

Ms. Scull focuses her practice on the representation of commercial, industrial, retail and residential developers in...  |  Read More

Doris Goldstein
Doris Goldstein

Doris S Goldstein

She works toward the creation and effective management of sustainable, pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use communities....  |  Read More

Robert M. Diamond
Robert M. Diamond

Reed Smith

Mr. Diamond has practiced real property law in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia for 38 years, with...  |  Read More

Tim Bates
Tim Bates

Robinson & Cole LLP

Mr. Bates assists clients in meeting requirements for land development, particularly planning, zoning, and wetlands...  |  Read More

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