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Thomas Hauser


Ballard Spahr

Title: Partner

Represented controlling investor group in the $315 million sale of a medical office building and 11 seniors housing facilities located in six states

Past president and board member of The Family Tree

Thomas Hauser is practice co-leader of the firm’s real estate finance group, and represents lenders, investors, borrowers and other sources of capital in the purchase, sale, financing and restructuring of real estate and real estate-related assets. He advises clients through all phases of a transaction, from the due diligence and term sheet stage through financing and closing, and he supports them with business counseling on issues such as fund formation and corporate governance.

Hauser regularly handles 10-figure transactions involving multiple layers of financing and complex ownership structures. He has played a leading role in the purchase, sale, and financing of office and multifamily complexes, senior living facilities, student housing, biotech campuses and retail buildings.

Tom has represented both lenders and borrowers in:

  • Commercial mortgage and mezzanine loan originations
  • Asset-backed transactions, including sale-leasebacks, synthetic leases, participating/convertible debt and mezzanine and bridge financings
  • Credit tenant and portfolio leasing transactions
  • Loan assumptions
  • Credit facilities ranging from single borrower loans to billion-dollar syndications by leading financial institutions

A significant portion of Hauser’s practice is devoted to traditional real estate work, including advising clients on the acquisition, disposition and development of assets. He has represented private equity companies, developers, groups of lenders and equity and institutional investors in:

  • Drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements
  • Drafting and negotiating joint ventures
  • Drafting management, operating and development agreements
  • Entity formation
  • Due diligence

Hauser has counseled clients on due diligence issues, including the tax and bankruptcy issues involving real estate assets. He also represents fund sponsors on the structuring and formation of investment vehicles and has represented funds in co-investments, acquisitions, private offerings, and joint ventures.


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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.