Ann Marie Mehlert is a real estate attorney who helps real estate developers, investors, and owners to acquire, develop, lease, and sell commercial real estate throughout the Washington, DC area. She chairs Lerch Early's Real Estate practice.
Ann Marie is proficient in closing deals with the deadlines, price, and terms that meet the client’s overall business goals. “Ann Marie [is] a pleasure to work with,” says one developer client, “especially in terms of timeliness of the work product, bottom line cost and the pursuit of win-win alternatives that reduce risks to ownership.” She has the ability to push a deal forward while keeping all parties on an even keel.
Her experience includes sophisticated real estate transactions involving complex office and retail leasing, sales, acquisitions, common interest developments, financing for both raw land and improved property, 1031 like-kind exchanges, and a variety of development and title issues. Ann Marie's clients include large-scale residential developers, family-run development companies, individual entrepreneurs, restaurateurs, medical professionals, and nonprofits.
She also has negotiated and closed complex multi-million dollar financing transactions for clients using equity financing and conventional loan financing.
After years of spending weekend mornings on soccer fields throughout the country (her husband is a former Division I National College Soccer Coach of the Year and her three children are all former Division I college soccer players), Ann Marie now enjoys Saturday and Sunday mornings from the comfort of her couch, watching English Premier League games on television.