Practices
Real Estate

AQI real estate practice is broad-based and comprehensive, with lawyers regularly representing owners, lenders, developers, developers and home builders, real estate companies, financial institutions, government entities, hotel, hospitality and leisure companies, housing authorities, landlords and tenants, office building owners, public and private companies, retail and shopping center owners and investors.

AQI also advises on commercial, industrial and retail leasing matters for both landlords and tenants. Among the clients we represent are retail developers, retailers, property managers, as well as owners of several office buildings.

AQI assists clients achieve their objectives by identifying and addressing risks, developing strategies, and critically evaluating financing and capital sources. Our clients benefit from a large, diverse real estate team with deep bench strength and can also draw upon the knowledge and experience of lawyer's specializing in private and public finance, corporate law, bankruptcy, and litigation.

AQI Lawyers have broad expertise handling all aspects of real estate, including: , housing and community development, development and construction, dispute resolution and litigation, financing and real estate investment leasing and property management

AQI has one of the main and, most sophisticated real estate practices in the UAE, providing the legal advice industry-focused experience and business savvy necessary for success in today's rapidly changing real estate and capital markets.

A leader in transactional real estate, we manage each transaction based on our understanding of our client's business objectives, our knowledge of applicable laws and customs and our foresight into industry trends. AQI lawyers are experienced in all classes of debt financings, leasing, acquisitions, sales, development, fund, formation and joint ventures.

AQI's lawyers on real estate practice help clients negotiate, document and close complex real estate and finance transactions and obtain entitlements in complicated land use matters. Our partners are actively involved at every step of a transaction, and we provide clear, concise advice based on years of firsthand experience during economic booms and downturns alike. Equally important, we understand that the simplest solution is often the most elegant and effective; as a result, our legal counsel is both practical and sophisticated.

Our lawyers have thorough experience representing both landlords and tenants in a myriad of leasing transactions. We represent property owners and tenants in retail, industrial, office, government. And special-use leasing matters. We structure and negotiate build- to-suit leases, ground leases, and green leases. We also negotiate lease workouts and protect the interests of landlords and tenants in bankruptcy matters.

Our lawyers are active in the courts, as well as other venues throughout the country. We are on the cutting edge of emerging issues that affect real estate and construction litigation, including: Permitting, Innovative market-based permitting mechanisms, loan/financing litigation and workouts, receiverships and foreclosures, commercial landlord/ tenant dispute, contractual dispute (development agreements, sales/ acquisition agreement, etc., partnership/ member disputes, land use litigation and title disputes

AQI has specialized knowledge and experience that comes from a long history of representing successful companies before UAE courts in a wide variety of real estate matters. We take a comprehensive, team approach to real estate litigation, combining the talents of lawyers with backgrounds in real estate finance and development with others who have real estate litigation experience. Partnering with our clients, we work to secure individualized solutions that achieve our client's business goals. This may include taking disputes to trial, but can also include meeting those objectives through settlement negotiations, mediation, arbitration, or other creative solution.