I abide by the philosophy that every roadblock has a detour and strive to find practical solutions to seemingly impossible problems through creative thinking and problem-solving. This technique invariably opens doors otherwise unseen.

Biography

Jonathan Grosser is a partner of the firm and the Co-Chair of the Real Estate Practice and Cannabis Industry Groups. Jon has more than 25 years of experience handling commercial leasing, development, acquisition and sale, and real estate finance matters. His clients include landlords and tenants, real estate developers and investors, and corporations and charitable institutions. Having worked as an in-house counsel for a real estate developer, Jon has a particular insight into the needs and pressures faced by many of his clients. He is a frequent presenter and writer and is actively involved in many professional and civic organizations. 

Client Experience

  • National and regional developers of all asset classes

  • Hospitality owners and operators, including owners and operators of hotels, restaurants, entertainment venues, and other leisure and hospitality concepts

  • Healthcare organizations

  • Life science companies

  • Financial institutions

  • Nonprofit institutions

  • Telecommunications companies

  • Legal cannabis companies

Representative Matters

Hospitality
  • Represented a publicly-traded hospitality REIT in connection with the sale of 22 limited-service hotels to Starwood Capital Group.
  • Represented a local real estate developer in connection with the development and financing of a major, dual-branded convention center hotel in Center City, Philadelphia.
  • Represented a New York-based hospitality and lodging company in connection with multiple food and beverage leases.
  • Represented an international hospitality and lodging company in connection with multiple hotel management agreements.
  • Represented a major QSR franchisee in connection with the refinancing of all company debt.

Healthcare/Life Sciences
  • Represented a hospital system in connection with numerous Medical Office Building (MOB) leases throughout the region.
  • Represented a locally-based health care company in connection with a series of leases for mental health care facilities throughout the U.S.
  • Represented the owner of a life science building in connection with the lease and development of a 40,000 (+/-) square foot pharmaceutical R&D facility.
  • Represented a medical device manufacturer in connection with the lease and development of a 36,000 (+/-) square foot medical device manufacturing facility.
Financial Services
  • Represented a major financial institution in connection with the sale of its existing corporate headquarters facility and 100,000+ square foot new corporate headquarters lease in Montgomery County, PA.
  • Represented a major financial institution in connection with a 100,000+ square foot corporate headquarters lease in Center City, Philadelphia.
  • Represented a locally-based financial institution in connection with a series of bank leases throughout the region.
  • Represented a New Jersey-based financial institution in connection with its first bank lease in Philadelphia, PA.
Cannabis
  • Represented a vertically-integrated medical cannabis company in connection with the acquisition of land for the development of a cannabis grow/production facility in Chester County, PA.
  • Represented a vertically-integrated medical cannabis company in connection with the acquisition of land for the development of a cannabis dispensary in Chester County, PA.
  • Represented a vertically-integrated medical and recreational cannabis company in connection with the lease and development of several dispensary facilities throughout the United States, including the first two medical cannabis dispensaries in Center City, Philadelphia.
Charitable Institutions
  • Represented a local public charity in connection with the approval and development of a 100,000+ square foot community/recreational facility in Willow Grove, PA.
  • Represented a local public charity in connection with a lease for its new headquarters facility in Center City, Philadelphia.
  • Represented a local order of nuns in connection with the rehabilitation of their multi-building campus in Northeast, Philadelphia.

Personal Insights

My Greatest Strengths
  • Broad knowledge of my clients’ respective industries and businesses, including the particular business challenges that each regularly faces.

  • Creativity and problem-solving acumen.

  • Strong and effective advocacy and negotiation skills.

  • Ability to maintain an unwavering focus on client service.

I WANT YOU TO KNOW
  • For the past 10 years, I was a partner in the real estate practice group at a large Philadelphia law firm, and formerly the practice group chair.

  • I am Chambers rated.

  • Before I practiced at my prior firm, I worked as in-house counsel for a major regional real estate developer specializing in shopping center development.

  • I am extremely excited to be a member of the RCCB team and look forward to helping my partners develop the leading real estate practice group in the region.

WHAT MAKES ME UNIQUELY ME 
  • The joy I feel dropping into a steep and deep ski trail in the Wasatch and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges, especially on a bluebird day.

  • Displaying my incredible knowledge of completely useless trivia.

  • The daily comedy/humor/fun that is my life with my incredible wife, Dana, my wonderful daughters, Gaby and Josie, and our family pets Bodhi (dog) and Woody (cat).

What Drives Me
  • I love the tangible quality of real estate law. Seeing the projects that I work on come into physical being is a thrill. Walking down Market Street or Broad Street in Philadelphia and being able to point to things that I helped to create is incredibly satisfying to me.

Focus

Practice Focus

Practice

  • Sales and Acquisitions

  • Commercial Leasing

  • Financing

  • Land Use

  • Construction and Development

INDUSTRIES

  • Hospitality and lodging

  • Healthcare and life sciences

  • Financial services
  • Medical and recreational cannabis
  • Charitable institutions

News

Publications

Community & Professional

Community & Professional
  • NAIOP (National Association of Office and Industrial Properties)

  • International Council of Shopping Centers

  • Independent Lodging Congress

  • Jewish Federation Real Estate

  • Athletes For Care

  • American Red Cross

Practice Areas

Education

J.D., New York Law School

B.A., Tulane University, Political Economics

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
    New York

Honors

Chambers USA

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