Smriti Choudhury: Providing Seamless Analysis and Attention to Detail for Business & Investment Teams with a Unique Perspective

Smriti Choudhury, Real Estate Associate, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

BOSTON- In her nomination for Boston Real Estate Times’s Outstanding Women of 2022, Smriti Choudhury’s colleagues at the Boston law firm of Seyfarth Shaw LLP were effusive about her and her work, calling her an incredibly hardworking and excellent Real Estate Associate. “Clients love her, partners all want her to work with them,” wrote one of the Seyfarth Partners.

In commercial real estate, clients need to move quickly in dynamic environments for acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, and M&A transactions to manage an array of issues, including corporate structuring, due diligence, and financing. Choudhury collaborates with her clients to navigate these various transactions and offer practical legal, strategic, and operational solutions.

Photo: 7 Connector Street, Andover, MA (Acquisition + Financing) – 60,000 SF industrial building

Choudhury’s practice involves a range of acquisitions, dispositions, and leasing focused on office, life science, and industrial space across the U.S. but she has nuanced expertise in the East Coast, in particular, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.. She focuses on both seller and buyer-sided acquisitions and landlord and tenant leasing, which provides her a unique perspective to provide curated strategies for her clients. Choudhury collaborates with her clients to navigate these various transactions and offer practical legal, strategic, and operational solutions.  Clients look to Choudhury for her keen attention to detail and ability to seamlessly analyze and present legal issues to business and investing teams.

Photo: 530 Turnpike Street, Canton, MA (Acquisition + Financing) – 139,612 SF warehouse building

Choudhury’s main clients at Seyfarth are real estate investment trusts (REITs) focused on the industrial and warehouse space, in particular a Boston-based REIT backed by Bain Capital Real Estate representing over USD $1.8 billion in total transactions with a focus on infill properties.  The pandemic has not slowed down her practice, but instead has fueled unprecedented growth for her industrial clientele.  Recent transactions in Choudhury’s portfolio over the past year include acquisitions over USD $80 million for the aforementioned Boston industrial REIT across the East Coast.  Prior to Seyfarth, Choudhury worked on the One Dalton project in Boston at another Boston international law firm and was honored with the CREW Boston Networking Award in 2018 alongside several key women involved with the project.

Prior to joining Seyfarth, Choudhury served as counsel for a major life science REIT and several life science and technology companies, handling various leases and acquisitions in the life science and office space.

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