Overview

Christopher M. Rousseau is an associate in the Real Estate, Energy, Environmental and Land Use Department and concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial real estate, zoning and land use. He has substantial experience representing clients in acquisitions and dispositions and the development of all types of commercial real estate. In this role, he assists clients in the negotiation and documentation of transactions through the drafting of purchase and sale agreements, negotiation of loan documents and title and survey review. Chris regularly represents both landlords and tenants in the drafting and negotiation of leases and amendments for retail, office and industrial spaces throughout Connecticut.

Chris actively represents businesses and developers in local zoning and land use matters throughout Connecticut. In this capacity, he assists with all aspects of obtaining municipal approvals for clients, including site plan, special permit, and variance approvals. Chris also works with companies in the cannabis industry in obtaining various cannabis-related zoning approvals and the negotiation and drafting of related leasing documents.

Office

  • Hartford
    90 State House Square
    Hartford, CT 06103-3702
  • Professional Affiliations

    Connecticut Bar Association, member

    Real Estate Finance Association, member

    Community Involvement

    South Windsor Rotary Club, member

    Glastonbury Elks Club

    Experience

    The following are representative of Christopher's accomplishments and experience:

    Commercial Real Estate - Buyer/Borrower and Seller

    • Assisted with the acquisition of a 150-unit multifamily apartment complex in Georgia for $20 million. 
    • Assisted with the acquisition of a 425-unit multifamily apartment complex in North Carolina for $25 million. 
    • Assisted with the acquisition of a 345-unit multifamily apartment complex in Georgia for $37 million. 
    • Assisted with the acquisition of a 280 parking stall open air parking facility in Hartford, CT for $4.1 million.
    • Assisted with the acquisition of a 224-unit multifamily apartment complex in Georgia for $10.1 million.
    • Assisted with the sale of various CVS locations around the United States. 
    • Assisted with the sale of a Class A office building in Florida for $11.5 million. 
    • Assisted with the sale of a Class B office building in Florida for $20.5 million. 

    Commercial Real Estate - Leasing

    • Assisted landlord client with the negotiation of a lease for approximately 86,000 rentable square feet of Class A office space in Hartford, CT.
    • Assisted landlord client with the negotiation of a lease for a 52,000 rentable square foot Class B office building in Orlando, FL.
    • Assisted landlord client with the negotiation of a lease for a national beauty/cosmetic retail chain. 
    • Assisted landlord client with the negotiation of a lease amendment for approximately 24,000 rentable square feet of expansion space and tenant improvements in Class A office building in Hartford, CT. 
    • Assisted landlord client with the negotiation of a lease for a prominent Connecticut restaurant. 
    • Assisted landlord client with the negotiation of a lease for approximately 18,000 rentable square feet of Class A office space in Hartford, CT. 
    • Assisted landlord client with the negotiation of a 460-acre solar land lease agreement. 
    • Assisted landlord client with the negotiation of multiple national chain restaurant leases. 

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    Education

    Western New England University School of Law, J.D., 2016

    Suffolk University, BSBA, 2013

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