Mike Kerman represents lenders, developers and investors in their most significant projects throughout the Southeast U.S. His clients are banks, insurance companies and other lenders making construction and permanent loans; developers and owners of industrial, mixed-use and retail projects; and taxable and tax-exempt real estate investors. He also regularly represents energy clients in development, acquisition and financing of traditional and alternative energy projects.
Mike brings strong financial and business acumen to every client, having previously worked both as an in-house general counsel, and as a CFO for a real estate development company. He brings deep, hands-on project management leadership to time-sensitive and complex engagements. From understanding Florida’s unique environmental and growth management issues, including “Developments of Regional Impact,” to negotiating leases, documenting joint ventures, restructuring troubled loans, and developing solar and wind projects in the western United States, Mike’s experience is extensive and varied.
Mortgage lender engages Sutherland to negotiate and close loans in 29 states.
Sutherland negotiates and closes mortgage loans on multifamily, office, retail and industrial properties in 29 states for one mortgage lender.
Sutherland advises on twenty million square feet in warehouse and industrial leases.
Sutherland represented Pattillo Industrial Real Estate in connection with industrial development, leasing and build-to-suit projects throughout the Southeast, including the leasing and development of more than 20 million square feet of industrial space.
Sutherland represents the Sembler Company in projects in the Southeast.
Sutherland represented the Sembler Company in the acquisition, development, leasing, financing and sale of many projects in the Southeast.
Awards and Rankings
Recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of real estate (2011-2013)
Recognized in The Legal 500 United States in the area of real estate (2008-2012)
Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of real estate law (2009-2014)
Fellow and Georgia State Chair, American College of Mortgage Attorneys
Member, Urban Land Institute
Member, NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association
Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)