Brett E.Heyman


Boston + 1.617.449.6898

Brett Heyman represents financial institutions across a range of commercial real estate transactions. His practice focuses on structuring real estate investments utilizing state and federal low-income housing, new markets, and historic tax credits, counseling higher education and hospital clients on public-private partnership (P3) infrastructure projects, real estate finance and management through traditional and joint venture arrangements, the purchase and development of real property through traditional and mezzanine financing, and construction and permanent lending involving real estate assets.

Brett represents an array of investors, lenders, community development entities (CDEs), and developers nationwide. Brett's P3 practice includes representing higher education institutions, medical centers, and investors in connection with the monetization of parking and utility assets. Brett represents clients in a variety of commercial real estate transactions, including the negotiation of repurchase facilities to finance the acquisition of individual and pooled mortgage loans secured by real estate across the United States and Europe. He represents both operating and capital partners with respect to the financing, acquisition, and disposition of real estate assets under joint venture arrangements. Brett also represents private equity investors with the sale and acquisition of real estate interests for corporate mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, Brett advises developers on acquiring, financing, and selling owned and leased properties, negotiates office and retail leases on behalf of landlords and tenants, and provides guidance on zoning and permitting compliance for development projects.

Brett has an active pro bono practice advising a Boston-area nonprofit client on issues related to the cross-section of education and data analysis.


  • Mill Creek sells mixed-used development in Vienna, Virginia known as "Modera at Avenir Place" to two buyersJones Day represented Mill Creek Residential Trust in its disposition of a mixed-used development in Vienna, Virginia known as "Modera at Avenir Place" to two buyers.
  • Capital Security Advisors forms joint venture to acquire The Shaw in District of ColumbiaJones Day advised Capital Security Advisors LLC in its formation of a joint venture with Shimizu Realty Development Inc. to acquire the newly-built The Shaw in the District of Columbia for $49 million, an approximately 100,000 SF condominium building located at 618 T Street, which includes 69 new residential units, more than 7,000 SF of retail space, and two below-grade garage levels.
  • A fund advised by Credit Suisse Asset Management acquires office building located at 89-105 Bedford Street, Boston, MassachusettsJones Day advised Credit Suisse Asset Management (Switzerland) Ltd. and its client Credit Suisse Real Estate Fund International (REFI) in the acquisition of an office building located at 89-105 Bedford Street, Boston, Massachusetts, from an affiliate of the Plymouth Rock Assurance Corp.
  • Northeastern University negotiates contract with QIC Global Infrastructure structure to manage, operate and maintain University's parking system for 50 yearsJones Day advised Northeastern University in its negotiation with Brisbane, Australia-based QIC Global Infrastructure (QIC) for QIC to manage, operate and maintain the University's parking system for 50 years in exchange for an upfront payment.
  • GLL Real Estate Partners sells condominium office unit located in Boston, MassachusettsJones Day advised GLL Real Estate Partners Inc. in connection with the sale of a condominium office unit located in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Investment banking and securities firm makes equity investment in novel opportunity zone projectJones Day advised an investment banking and securities firm in connection with an equity investment in a multifamily housing development.
  • Capital One provides financing for acquisition of forest in Washington stateJones Day represented Capital One Bank, N.A. in connection with the financing of the acquisition of a forest in Washington state, and preservation and harvesting activities in relation thereto.
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