Widely recognized by both national and regional attorney rating services for his client service, Reed Houk advises buyers, sellers, banks and other financial institutions in their commercial real estate transactional matters. While he centers his practice in Louisiana, Reed also collaborates with other attorneys in the firm’s regional platform on multi-state transactions. Frequently, out-of-state companies and other law firms turn to Reed to serve as local counsel in commercial real estate deals.
Clients value Reed’s ability to provide strategic, practical advice on the various issues that arise in their sales, acquisitions, development, construction, leasing, management, financing and other matters involving their properties. Taking a very goal-oriented approach, he prides himself on getting deals closed in a timely and efficient manner, working collaboratively with his clients. He understands that in the fast-paced, time-critical world of commercial real estate clients expect him to respond quickly to their needs – and he always works hard to meet those expectations and deliver top-tier service.
Reed stays abreast of state and federal regulatory changes and offers guidance to his clients about taking pro-active measures to stay out in front of any new developments. That’s especially true in his work for clients on 1031 exchange transactions, which involve the ever-evolving federal tax laws.
With nearly four decades of legal practice, Reed serves clients with this philosophy: If you’re doing transactions right, you accomplish your clients’ goals while achieving a win-win outcome for those on both sides of the transaction. That’s how deals get done.