AlvaradoSmith real estate and transaction attorneys Craig D. Hardwick and Ruben A. Smith represented Institutional Multifamily Partners, LLC, in a joint venture with CalPERS in its purchase of a 406-unit apartment complex and 64-slip marina in Redwood City, California. Craig and Ruben guided the deal through all aspects of this critical sale including, title and zoning review, and negotiation and documentation of the purchase. Craig also coordinated the subsequent $130 million refinancing including the negations and development of loan documents.

The acquisition was completed within six weeks, effectively helping our client enhance its real asset portfolio by the close of its fiscal year.

A responsive and detail-oriented advocate, Craig partners closely with his clients to understand their short- and long-term real asset objectives. Craig is active in the real estate industry and is a member of the Orange County Business Council, the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, and Western Growers.

Ruben provides general corporate, transactional, litigation, and regulatory advice on a wide range of commercial, financial, and real estate transactions both in and outside of the United States. In each case, he works closely with his clients to identify their goals and desired outcomes so that they can collaboratively design strategies that will allow them to meet their objectives.

AlvaradoSmith’s Business Continuity Update:


In these uncertain times, we remain dedicated to our clients and will continue to provide the quality of support and advice that you have come to expect from AlvaradoSmith.

Our professionals are now telecommuting to continue to meet the needs of our clients while complying with the California State Public Officer’s order for all individuals living in the State of California to stay home. The firm will remain fully operational during this time.

We want to take this opportunity to share how AlvaradoSmith’s business continuity plan is navigating the Novel Coronavirus landscape as attorneys and staff continue to serve clients.  READ MORE