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Caitlin P. Beer

Fax +1.412.355.6501
Caitlin Beer is a partner in the firm’s Pittsburgh office and a member of the Real Estate, Investment, Development and Finance practice group. Her practice focuses on all aspects of commercial real estate, including leasing, acquisitions and dispositions, development and real estate finance.

Ms. Beer has represented developers and owners in the acquisition and development of multi-family, mixed-use and hotel projects in Pennsylvania and nationally, and she has significant experience in the development and financing of energy projects. Her finance experience includes representation of lenders and borrowers in connection with construction financings, syndicated lending transactions, preferred equity and private equity transactions and commercial mortgage and mezzanine loan originations and restructurings. She represents landlords and tenants in a wide variety of leasing matters, focusing on office, retail and light industrial facilities. She also has experience with the real estate aspects of mergers and acquisitions, asset sales, project finance, leveraged finance and secured high yield transactions.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Beer was an associate at a law firm in New York City.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Success in Law School Mentoring Program (Pittsburgh City Lead, 2015 – 2016)
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (Member)
  • Junior League of Pittsburgh (Member)
  • Duke University Alumni Admissions Committee, Pittsburgh Region (Member)
Ms. Beer’s practice has included the representation of the following entities:

Acquisition and Disposition
  • A Pittsburgh developer in the acquisition and ground leasing of tracts for future development
  • A national retailer in the subdivision and disposition of a 15-acre parcel in central Pennsylvania
  • An institutional lender in the disposition of REO properties including a luxury hotel in Washington, D.C. and a $140 million office building in New York City
  •  A large private equity fund in its $400 million acquisition of an international chain of boutique hotels

Construction and Development
  • A community development lender in the origination of more than $15 million in construction loans for multi-family, mixed-use and hotel projects across the Pittsburgh region
  • A Pittsburgh real estate company in the development and management of a 225-unit residential apartment building in Florida
  • A local non-profit in the construction and financing of a $10 million mixed-use property on Pittsburgh’s North Side

  • A REIT in the leasing of 160,000 square feet of Class A office space in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • A private university in the leasing of office and workshop space in the Brooklyn Navy Yard
  • An oil and gas company in the leasing of 16,000 square feet of office space across Pennsylvania
  • A development company in the leasing of retail space in its shopping center in Pittsburgh’s South Hills

Real Estate Finance
  • A real estate investment manager in the $165 million financing of four of its retail properties in Pennsylvania and Ohio
  • A large pension fund in the refinancing of a $75 million loan secured by a multi-family property in Virginia
  • A commercial real estate lender in the restructuring of $400 million in loans secured by 23 multi-family properties in 6 states
  • A hotel company in the negotiation of a senior credit facility secured by its US assets

Energy Development and Finance
  • A private equity fund in the ground leasing, development and financing of a proposed $800 million natural gas-fired power plant in Pennsylvania
  • An independent electric transmission company in the development of a transmission line project in Erie County, Pennsylvania
  • A renewable energy company in the financing of a 600-acre wind turbine project in central Pennsylvania
  • An institutional lender in a $5.5 billion financing for a Fortune 500 company operating a diverse power generation portfolio across 10+ states