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Jenn R. Cooley
Jenn R. Cooley
Counsel — Real Estate
Counsel — Real Estate

Jenn R. Cooley

Jenn R. Cooley
Dallas

Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3900
Dallas, TX 75201

Jenn R. Cooley

Jenn’s practice focuses on commercial real estate transactions, including leasing, property acquisitions and dispositions, and development. She has experience drafting, negotiating, reviewing, amending, and interpreting complex commercial contracts, including leases, licenses, agreements, and purchase contracts. Jenn represents a wide variety of clients, including investors, owners, developers and tenants regarding a variety of real estate assets, such as office buildings, corporate headquarters leases, industrial parks, raw land, retail shopping centers and pad sites, and multifamily apartment complexes. Prior to returning to the firm, Jenn served as senior in-house counsel for a retail and multi-family developer, where she was involved in all strategic and legal aspects of the acquisition, financing, equity investing, leasing, development and disposition processes.

Experience Highlights

  • Acquisition, including loan assumption, of One Dallas Center, a 30-story mixed use asset in downtown Dallas, Texas

  • Creation and refinement of an innovative mezzanine structure for investment in real property

  • Leasing, entitlement and development of a seven-acre retail shopping center in Brentwood, California

  • Drafting and negotiation of a preferred developer’s standard form of lease with a publicly traded convenience store company

  • Drafting and negotiation of the office headquarters lease for Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals (a subsidiary of Bechtel Corporation), containing approximately 500,000 square feet, in the Post Oak area of Houston

  • Numerous transactions to acquire and dispose of retail pad sites and shopping center properties, mainly located on the West Coast, for a retail developer

  • Transactions to lease and manage numerous Class A office buildings for CBRE Global Investors, Woods Capital and JPMorgan Chase, representing millions of rentable square feet, in the Dallas Metroplex

  • Sale of Washington Square, a 1.14 million-square-foot office complex in downtown Minneapolis

  • Numerous transactions to acquire and dispose of industrial and warehouse properties throughout the U.S. a private REIT

  • Drafting and negotiation of office headquarters lease for a subsidiary of TransCanada Pipeline, containing approximately 200,000 square feet, in the Houston central business district

  • Real estate-related aspects of Pioneer Natural Resources’ acquisition $297 million of Carmeuse Industrial Sands, a U.S. subsidiary of Carmeuse Holding S.A.

  • Drafting and negotiation of office headquarters lease for Santander Consumer USA (a subsidiary of Banco Santander S.A. based in Spain), containing over 370,000 square feet, in the Dallas central business district

Credentials

  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D. cum laude, 2005
  • University of Southern Mississippi, B.A. with highest honors, 2002
  • Texas