Raymond Sheley’s practice concentrates on all aspects of real estate law, including private equity fund formation, mixed-use developments, joint ventures, leasing, and other transactional matters. Specifically, he serves as fund counsel to several regional industrial development companies based in Atlanta, as well as an Atlanta-based real estate opportunity fund. He also represents national developers and institutional portfolio owners. Raymond has extensive experience representing developers in their acquisition and development of office, industrial, retail, hotel, and mixed-use projects, including the joint venture structure of each project.
Raymond’s most recent projects include the acquisition, development, and ultimate sale of multiple industrial projects in Georgia, Florida, Texas, Arizona, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina; the development and leasing of multiple build-to-suit projects in the Southeast and Texas, including the forward sale of each asset; and several large mixed-use developments in Atlanta, Georgia, including both the horizontal legal platform and vertical developmental condominium structure. These transactions involved extensive negotiations with multiple stakeholders, including the respective municipalities, and negotiating several programmatic joint venture arrangements among institutional equity sources, local development companies, and GPs, and other sponsor money sources.
Prior to forming Sheley, Hall & Williams, P.C., Raymond was a partner with King & Spalding, LLP in Atlanta. An engaged and lively speaker, Raymond often presents at regional and national real estate conferences on a wide range of topics, and he is a periodic lecturer for Georgia Tech’s graduate level course on real estate. Raymond has also been recognized, for many years, by Chambers USA as one of the leading real estate attorneys in Georgia.