Barbara J. Ferrer - Attorney at Law

333 S.E. 2nd Avenue
Suite 3200
Miami, Florida 33131

P 305-416-6880
F 305-416-6887
D 305-913-0349

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Biography

Barbara Ferrer is a shareholder in GrayRobinson’s Miami office and a member of the firm’s Real Estate and Banking and Finance practice groups. Her practice focuses on the representation of institutional lenders and investors in connection with all aspects of real estate-secured and asset-based loans, including construction loans, factoring arrangements, public-private financing, mezzanine financing, low income housing tax credits (LIHTC) and affordable housing equity, and debt financing.

In addition, Barbara regularly represents clients in the acquisition, disposition, financing and development of large-scale commercial real estate projects. 

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Education
  • St. Thomas University, B.A.
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., (cum laude, with honors, 1997)
Admissions
  • Florida
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • The Florida Bar
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  •  Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
    • Fellows Program, 2015
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) of Miami
  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • Latin Builders Association
Awards & Recognitions
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2016-2019
  • South Florida Legal Guide
    • Top Lawyer, 2013-2018 
    • Up and Comer, 2009-2010, 2012
  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite, 2016
  • Chambers USA, Real Estate, 2012-2015
  • Daily Business Review, Dealmaker of the Year, 2010 
Representative Experience
  • General representation of multifamily housing developer in all of its legal needs, including the acquisition, disposition, development and construction of projects throughout the State of Florida.
  • Representation of national lender in the structuring, documentation and closing of loans for the acquisition, rehabilitation and/or construction of low-income (LIHTC) housing projects throughout the State of Florida.
  • Representation of national lender in structuring and closing a multi-million dollar syndicated loan for the acquisition, development and construction of a mixed-used project (retail and multifamily housing) on land leased from the City of Miami.
  • Representation of national lender in structuring and closing a multi-million dollar syndicated loan for the construction the transit oriented project known as “Douglas Link”.
  • Representation of national lender in the structuring and closing of a syndicated “gap” financing transaction for the 826/836 Expressway expansion.
  • Representation of international lender in a multi-million dollar syndicated loan for the construction of a mixed-use project (retail and multifamily housing) to be constructed at the site of the prior Channel 10 facility on Biscayne Blvd.
  • Representation of national bank in a multi-million dollar loan for the acquisition and re-development of Riviera Plaza in Coral Gables.
  • Representation of national lender in the structuring and closing of a participation for the construction of Met Square in downtown Miami.
  • Representation of national lender in the structuring and closing of a multi-million dollar loan for the acquisition, redevelopment and conversion of a government owned housing community to private housing located in Key West, Florida.
  • Representation of client in the preparation of an unsolicited proposal summited to Miami-Dade Community College for the development of land in downtown Miami.
  • Represented lenders and investors in the structuring of complex co-lender agreements at securitized, non-securitized and multiple mezzanine capital stack levels, involving all industry sectors, including office buildings, hotels, regional shopping malls and multi-family housing.
Languages
  • Spanish
Presentations & Seminars
  • Panelist, Commercial and Middle Market Banking Roundtable, Risk Management Association (RMA), June 3, 2015
Articles & Publications
  • Co-Author, "Bill Would Make Public-Private Projects Easier," Daily Business Review, March 2016
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  • LinkedIn
  • Ingenuity in Action.®

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