Phillip

J.F. Geheb

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500 N. Akard Street, Suite 3800
Dallas, TX 75201-6659

Overview

Phill is a real estate and development attorney who specializes in urban development and redevelopment projects, public private partnerships, and real estate finance.

Phill is well known for representing private and non-profit developers, financial institutions, investors and public bodies in structuring complex real estate transactions involving EB-5 investments, tax credit finance (including New Markets Tax Credits, federal and state historic tax credits and low-income housing tax credits), municipal bonds, state and local incentives and traditional equity and debt financing. In particular, Phill is a recognized expert in historic redevelopment projects and has worked on projects located in Illinois, Missouri, Texas, Louisiana, Ohio and Colorado. Phill also has significant experience representing investors and lenders in real estate transactions and is well-versed in joint venture formation and mezzanine financing.

Prior to practicing law, Phill was a Teach for America corps member in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he taught middle school math for two years, and he remains active with education reform groups in Dallas. Phill was also awarded the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship in 2005 where he studied social capital in socially excluded communities at St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge in England.

Phill is an active contributor to DFWREimagined and frequently publishes on topics regarding urbanism, developments in Dallas/Fort Worth, sustainability and education reform for D Real Estate Daily and other outlets.

Education

Admissions

Achievements

  • Thomson Reuters – Texas Rising Stars (2017)
  • Texas Lawyer – Lawyers on the Rise (2017); Public Excellence Awards, Distinguished Leader (2017)
  • Memberships

    • American Bar Association (2009-Present)
    • Dallas Bar Association (2013-Present)
    • Illinois Bar Association (2010-Present)
    • Missouri Bar Association (2009-Present)
    • The Real Estate Council (Former President; Leader of Education Subcommittee’s Fellows Program, 2013-Present)
    • Urban Land Institute
    • Young Leader's Partnership Forum (2013-2014)
    • U.S. Green Building Council, Gateway District (2010-2012)

Overview

Phill is a real estate and development attorney who specializes in urban development and redevelopment projects, public private partnerships, and real estate finance.

Phill is well known for representing private and non-profit developers, financial institutions, investors and public bodies in structuring complex real estate transactions involving EB-5 investments, tax credit finance (including New Markets Tax Credits, federal and state historic tax credits and low-income housing tax credits), municipal bonds, state and local incentives and traditional equity and debt financing. In particular, Phill is a recognized expert in historic redevelopment projects and has worked on projects located in Illinois, Missouri, Texas, Louisiana, Ohio and Colorado. Phill also has significant experience representing investors and lenders in real estate transactions and is well-versed in joint venture formation and mezzanine financing.

Prior to practicing law, Phill was a Teach for America corps member in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he taught middle school math for two years, and he remains active with education reform groups in Dallas. Phill was also awarded the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship in 2005 where he studied social capital in socially excluded communities at St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge in England.

Phill is an active contributor to DFWREimagined and frequently publishes on topics regarding urbanism, developments in Dallas/Fort Worth, sustainability and education reform for D Real Estate Daily and other outlets.

Experience

  • Historic Tax Credits

    Represented a European investment group in its construction and tax credit equity financing for the $100 MM rehabilitation of the historic Butler Brothers building in

  • Historic Tax Credits

    Represented a European investment group in the $14 MM redevelopment of an 18-story tower at 211 N. Ervay in downtown Dallas, Texas. The building, which was vacant

  • Historic Tax Credits

    Represented real estate development and management company in acquiring and redeveloping two large office buildings and a surface parking lot into (i) the first dual

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