Charles D. Brecker

Charles D. Brecker

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Contact Info

Phone: (305) 428-4542
Fax: (305) 397-1574

Primary Office

Miami
Southeast Financial Center
200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3600
Miami, FL 33131

Charles D. Brecker

Charles Brecker principally represents residential and commercial real estate builders and developers, as well as investors, in acquiring, financing, developing, constructing, selling and leasing residential, commercial, and mixed-use projects, many of which consist of vast acreage. In addition, Charles has extensive experience in the creation of condominium and homeowners' communities, hotel and office condominiums, and has handled resort and club real estate transactions. Charles also represents local and national institutional and private equity lenders concerning a variety of real estate loan transactions.

Experience

Select representations include:

  • Represented developers in acquiring, developing and constructing various planned real estate projects, such as a 580-acre residential property in Pembroke Pines, a 900-acre tract in Miramar containing various residential, commercial and light industrial components of a mixed-use project: a 50 acre upscale residential enclave along the Intracoastal Waterway in Delray Beach, a 430-acre tract in Port St. Lucie developed into a mixed-use project, and a 200-acre parcel in Wellington containing more than $200,000,000 of single family and multi-family residential dwelling units.
  • Counsel for developers of various high-rise luxury condominium projects in Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach County, Miami and Miami Beach, which included ground-up construction and conversions of existing improvements, including: development, financing, permitting and approvals: creating special assessment districts, community development districts, homeowners associations, condominium associations and other master planned communities.
  • Counsel for buyers and sellers of condominium and bulk sales transactions in Miami, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Orlando and St. Petersburg, Florida.
  • Handled and negotiated real estate ventures on behalf of builders and developers, as well as capital partners and institutional lenders.
  • Represented both local and national banks, private equity firms and other lenders in financing the acquisition, development, and construction of numerous real estate developments throughout South Florida containing residential, retail, office, warehouse, and mixed-use developments.

Thought Leadership

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Speaking Engagement
December 6, 2016
“Attracting Capital to Your Project,” ULI national program presenter, Miami
Speaking Engagement
October 28, 2012
Current Structuring Issues Affecting Condo Successor Developers
Speaking Engagement
October 15, 2012
“Current Structuring Issues Affecting Condo Successor Developers,” speaker, University of Miami Institute on Condominium and Cluster Developments
Speaking Engagement
October 15, 2011
“Americana at Brand,” moderator and speaker, Caruso Affiliated’s Mixed-Use Project in Glendale, CA at ULI Fall Meeting, Los Angeles, CA
Speaking Engagement
October 15, 2010
“Bulk Purchaser Legislation,” panelist, University of Miami Institute on Condominium and Cluster Developments

Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell

Named to the Florida Super Lawyers list by Florida Super Lawyers, 2009-2017

Named to Florida's Legal Elite list by Florida Trend, 2013-2018

Named to the Top Lawyers in South Florida - Real Estate list by the South Florida Legal Guide, 2008-2015

Named to the Legal 500 United States--Real Estate by legal500.com, 2008

Memberships and Affiliations

Florida Bar: Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member, Executive Council (1993 - 2006); Chairman, Real Estate Development Committee (1993 - 2006); Condominium & Planned Development Committee, Member (1986 - present); Commercial Real Estate Committee, Member (2012 - present)

University of Miami Institute on Condominium & Cluster Development, Advisory Committee (2001 - present)

Portofino Development District, Port St. Lucie, FL, Supervisor (2002 - 2004)

Builders Association of South Florida, Board of Directors (2013 - present)

Florida Home Builders Association, Board of Directors (2014 - present) Urban Land Institute (ULI), Southeast Florida & Caribbean Council Advisory Board (2003 - present)

Urban Land Institute (ULI) Urban Development Mixed Use: National Chair (2013 - 2016)

Urban Land Institute (ULI) Community and Housing Development: State of Florida Vice Chair (2014 - present)

Education

J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, 1982, with honors

B.A., Temple University, 1974

Bar Admissions

Florida

Certifications

Florida Board Certified in Condominium & Planned Development Law, Initial Class of Inductees (2018)

Charles Brecker principally represents residential and commercial real estate builders and developers, as well as investors, in acquiring, financing, developing, constructing, selling and leasing residential, commercial, and mixed-use projects, many of which consist of vast acreage. In addition, Charles has extensive experience in the creation of condominium and homeowners' communities, hotel and office condominiums, and has handled resort and club real estate transactions. Charles also represents local and national institutional and private equity lenders concerning a variety of real estate loan transactions.

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