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Joan H. Story

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA

Joan H. Story is a partner in the Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental Practice Group in Sheppard Mullin’s San Francisco office.

Her clients include developers, institutional and foreign investors, corporate real estate users, pension funds and pension fund advisors and lenders. Her experience encompasses land acquisition and development, construction, permanent and tax-exempt financings, joint venture and limited liability entity formation, acquisition and disposition of commercial properties, leasing and other portfolio management issues, as well as loan and partnership workouts. She has developed a particular expertise in the hospitality area and in the structuring of Islamic investment in US real estate.

Ms. Story's clients include DHL Express, for whom she handles leasing, facilities development and related financing matters throughout the United States; Diageo Chateau
& Estate Wines Co. in connection with its California and Washington winery and vineyard properties; and MacArthur Transit Community Partners, the developer of a 624
residential unit transit village.

Representative Transactions

Represent MacArthur Transit Community Partners, a partnership composed of an affiliate of BRIDGE Housing Corporation and McGrath Properties, Inc., in developing the
MacArthur BART Transit Village. The 624 residential unit project includes the construction of a BART Garage on land to be acquired for BART; a 90-unit, below-market
rental phase to be constructed on land ground-leased from BART and constructed by BRIDGE Housing; and three market-rate phases with market-rate and below-market

J.D., University of California, Davis, 1977
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1967
B.A., Occidental College, 1965


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