September 24, 2021

Volume XI, Number 267

Jessica N. Vara

Jessica’s practice focuses on commercial real estate, real estate development and land use law.

Jessica is an associate on the firm’s real estate development and finance team. Jessica’s practice focuses on zoning and land use regulation, local government law and commercial real estate transactions, including real estate finance, real estate development and leasing.

Jessica assists in the representation of property owners, investors and developers in matters involving the use of property. Jessica’s real estate experience also includes representation of buyers and sellers of commercial real estate, representation of tenants in commercial leasing transactions and financing of projects secured by real estate.

Jessica serves on the firm’s pro-bono committee and maintains an active pro bono practice. She is also a regular contributor to the firm’s Retail Industry Blog.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a financial institution with two mortgage loans in the aggregate amount of over $400 million to partially finance an acquisition of a portfolio of 126 industrial properties that span several states.

  • Represented a water authority with the land use approvals for the future conversion of an existing rock quarry into a public water supply reservoir in Virginia.

  • Represented a bank with the origination of a $42 million loan to refinance two existing construction loans, secured by two four-story, Class A office buildings, located in Maryland.

  • Represented a bank with a $38 million term loan to refinance an office complex in Alexandria, Virginia.


Articles in the National Law Review database by Jessica N. Vara