Alan C. Sheppard, Jr. has wide-ranging experience in commercial real estate finance and development, with a particular emphasis on mortgage and construction financing, lease financing, mezzanine lending as well as asset-based finance and working capital loan transactions. His structured finance experience includes sale/leasebacks, synthetic leases, conduit lending, syndicated loans, Rule 144(a) exempt offerings and securitizations. Alan's practice has included both lender and borrower representation. His experience also includes structuring financing transactions for optimum documentary stamp tax treatment. Alan routinely counsels Florida-based developers in the acquisition and development of real property for office, industrial, residential and mixed uses, and provides advice to out-of-state and foreign investors on Florida law issues in such transactions. He also represents builders and developers of residential subdivisions and multi-family housing developments in the development and entitlement process. He has closed numerous asset portfolio transactions throughout the Sunbelt, and represented a large grocery supermarket chain in its acquisition, disposition and financing of various stores, warehouses and manufacturing facilities. Alan, also conducts land use and entitlement due diligence on various development and energy projects.
Alan is a past president of the Florida chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), and was the Chairman of its Public Affairs Committee for five consecutive years. In addition to his state involvement, Alan also chairs NAIOP's National Environment and Infrastructure Committee. Through his work with NAIOP, he actively lobbies on behalf of the commercial development community both in Washington, D.C. and in Tallahassee.