Frank E. Arado concentrates his practice in commercial real estate with a focus on the origination and restructuring of debt secured by real estate assets, the acquisition and disposition of loans secured by real estate assets, and joint venture formation.
Mr. Arado represents commercial banks, investment banks, insurance companies, pension funds, REITs and opportunity funds. He has represented many of these clients in the full range of real estate finance transactions, including construction and permanent loan originations, syndicated and participated loan transactions, sale-leaseback financings, mezzanine financings, financings intended for securitization, restructurings of such financings, and the purchase and sale of various types of loans. These loans have involved various types of assets—including office, homebuilder, apartment, condominium, hotel, gaming, industrial and retail properties.
Additionally, Mr. Arado has represented a number of clients in connection with traditional real estate transactions including the acquisition, disposition and leasing of properties and portfolios of properties across all asset classes in the United States.
Mr. Arado is a regular lecturer at IMN conferences and for Lorman Education Services on various topics related to real estate finance. He is a member of the American Bar Association; a member of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce; president of the Toastmasters, Charlotte Chapter; a member of the Board of Directors of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Charlotte; a member of Leadership Charlotte; and a member of the Charlotte Business Journal’s 40 under 40 (2010). Additionally, Mr. Arado is listed as an “up and coming” attorney in North Carolina real estate in Chambers USA.
Mr. Arado earned his BA from the University of Chicago, and his JD and MBA from the University of Illinois. He is admitted to practice in Illinois and North Carolina.