Carrie L. Bazella

Paralegal

Minneapolis

612-672-3623

cbazella@messerlikramer.com

Assistant: Heidi Nelson

612-672-3705

Profile

Carrie Bazella is a paralegal in the Business Services group with a primary focus in commercial real estate. Carrie brings over 30 years of experience in the legal field, primarily in complex, commercial real estate development, acquisition and financing transactions. Carrie also provides assistance to attorneys in the corporate law group.

Carrie is proficient in understanding the nuances of complex real estate development transactions. She is instrumental in the drafting of purchase agreements, reciprocal easement agreements, cost sharing agreements, public and private easement documents, and development agreements. She also provides oversight in ensuring site planning, land use and zoning applications and exhibits required for development approvals are accurately prepared and timely submitted. Carrie is particularly adept at title and survey review; resolution of title issues; the application, treatment and management of land use regulations; and providing assistance to clients seeking entitlements for existing and new developments. Carrie is also skilled in the review and preparation of traditional financing documents and navigating alternative financing mediums, including conduit, securitized and mezzanine loans.

Representative Experience
  • Assisted with the entitlement and development, acquisition and financing of project in a new mixed-use development composed of a 740-unit multi-family housing, elderly housing and office in Allen, Texas.

  • Assisted with the entitlement of a mixed-use multi-family hotel, office, and parking ramp development in St. Louis Park and Golden Valley, Minnesota, as well as the development and financing of the multi-family component and subsequent sale of the office, parking and hotel components.

  • Assisted with the assignment of securitized financing and the sale of a multi-family housing project in Burleson, Texas.

  • Assisted with the entitlement and development; and acquisition and financing of a 320-unit multi-family project in Kissimmee, Florida.

  • Assisted with the entitlement and development;  and acquisition, financing and re-financing of a three-phase mixed-use, multi-family and commercial project in Hometown, Texas.

  • Assisted with the entitlement and development; and acquisition and financing of a medical office building in Eagan, Minnesota.

  • Assisted with the re-platting, development and financing of a medical office building in Lake Elmo, Minnesota.

  • Assisted with the defeasance of securitized financing, creation of Tenants in Common agreements, and acquisition of replacement properties.

  • Assisted with the real estate related legal requirements and the conduct of due diligence in connection with bond financings and tax credit transactions.