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Peter McLean III

Fax +1.704.353.3121

Mr. McLean's practice is focused on real estate development, with an emphasis on commercial leasing. He has extensive experience in negotiating and preparing a wide variety of complex office, retail and industrial leases, ground leases and build-to-suit agreements, both in the context of stand-alone and mixed-use developments. During the course of his career, he has been involved in virtually all phases of commercial real estate acquisitions, development, leasing, sales and financing activities.

Mr. McLean is a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED-AP), a distinction he earned through the Green Building Certification Institute. As a LEED-AP, he has demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles, as well as the LEED Rating System.

Professional Background

Prior to law school, Mr. McLean was a Lieutenant in the United States Navy, serving from 1971-1978.


  • Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2009 - 2019
  • Selected to the North Carolina Super Lawyers list, Real Estate Law, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker at North Carolina Bar Association Real Property Section Meeting-Commercial Real Estate Leasing
  • Panelist for USGBC Charlotte Region Chapter program – “LEED In The Real World”
  • Faculty Panelist at the Charlotte Symposium regarding the “Green Lease Revolution”, discussing the Model Green Lease and issues surrounding Green Leasing and related sustainability initiatives
  • Represented owner/developer in connection with all aspects of the acquisition, development, financing, leasing and sale of an approximately 600,000 square foot retail facility.   
  • Represented owner/developer in connection with the assemblage and acquisition of land from 20+ property owners and the subsequent development of a 1.4 million square foot regional retail facility.   
  • Represented developer in connection with the negotiation and leasing of an 800,000 square foot multi-building office "campus" facility.   
  • Represented owner/developer of regional business parks in connection with the acquisition of land and the leasing of in excess of 1 million square feet of office and office/distribution space.   
  • Represented foreign-owned corporation in the lease and development of its North American headquarters and manufacturing facility, including assisting with various state and local incentive agreements.