Jeff Pettit

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

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Jeff Pettit joined Norton Rose Fulbright in 2015 as an associate in the firm's Austin office. Jeff has a broad range of real estate experience including acquisitions, dispositions, and leasing of a variety of real property assets, including industrial property, shopping centers, mixed-use, and multi-family projects. Jeff represents both tenants and landlords in negotiating industrial, retail and restaurant leases. He regularly negotiates property management and leasing agreements for a large institutional investor.  He represents both lenders and borrowers in the financing of large real estate portfolios.  Jeff has also performed due diligence for corporate clients to analyze a target's real estate holdings.

Professional experience

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  • 2015 - J.D., with honors, The University of Texas School of Law
    • Administrative Editor, Texas Law Review
    • Law Students for the Arts, OUTlaw
  • 2004 - B.M., summa cum laude, Music Education, Belmont University
    • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia

  • Texas State Bar
  • Represent a private, family-owned and operated company, whose real estate holdings include over 25 million square feet of industrial space, in multiple acquisitions of large real estate portfolios in the greater Atlanta, Georgia area
  • Advise a trade association that provides life insurance and retirement annuities for people who work in the academic, research, medical, and cultural fields in a $64 million permanent real estate loan to an affiliate of the Crow-Billingsley family
  • Represent institutional investment company in joint venture transaction for multi-phase development of mixed-use project
  • Represent landlord in initial lease-up of commercial shopping center, including negotiating tenant work letters for retail and restaurant tenants
  • Negotiate an industrial lease for a tenant involved in the transport and distribution of highly flammable materials
  • Review and analyze target's corporate real estate holdings in the $780 million acquisition of a competing retail chain
  • Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts