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Richard Bezold



Title: Partner, Real Estate

Represented The Rockefeller Group

Served as alumni advisory board chair to the Kelley A. Bergstrom Real Estate Center at the University of Florida

Richard Bezold immerses himself in the details of a deal in order to help clients maximize their investments and advance their business objectives. Chambers USA notes that he is sought after for his “considerable experience advising on real estate acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, financing and litigation, among other matters.”

Bezold’s broad range of experience includes acquisitions and dispositions, public-private partnerships, infrastructure development, commercial landlord and tenant representation, distressed loan and property workouts. In addition, he represents investment funds and global investors buying income-producing property in the United States.

Bezold has represented The Rockefeller Group, North American Properties, Crocker Partners, Wells Fargo and other clients in complex commercial real estate transactions across a variety of asset classes.

Select Representative Transactions

  • Crocker Partners: Represented real estate and management firm and affiliated entities in the closing of more than $100 million in office building acquisitions and related joint venture and loan transactions.
  • Colonial Life Insurance Company (Trinidad):  Represented insurance company in the $234-million sale of the luxury W Hotel and Residences with 346 hotel units and an additional 171 condominium hotel units managed by Starwood.

Bezold served as the alumni advisory board chairman to the Kelley A. Bergstrom Real Estate Center at the University of Florida and has presented to graduate-level students.

These are some of the reasons that we named Bezold to our Florida & Gulf Coast grouping of Lawyers in Real Estate. These are real estate attorneys who have distinguished themselves in both their practice and the larger community.


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About Lisa McDuffie

Lisa McDuffie arrives at ConnectCRE via REALTOR® world, where she served for nearly two decades as communications director for one of the nation’s largest REALTOR® organizations. She supported two membership-elected presidents who were commercial real estate practitioners, and managed the communications initiatives of the organization’s commercial special interest group. When not following the latest commercial real estate news, Lisa is zeroed in on her charismatic off-the-track thoroughbred as she makes the transition from an utterly failed racehorse to a lovely show hunter.