Frank E. Arado

Charlotte Office
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Frank E. Arado is the head of the Real Estate Finance and Lending practice. He concentrates his practice in commercial real estate with a focus on complex real estate finance transactions, corporate structured finance transactions and joint venture transactions. He also advises a number of clients in connection with traditional real estate transactions, including the acquisition, disposition and leasing of properties and transactions involving portfolios of properties. Frank’s clients include commercial banks, investment banks, pension funds and opportunity funds and the transactions are secured by a variety of assets including hotels, offices, retail centers and multifamily properties.

In connection with his lending practice, he focuses on syndicated real estate loan transactions, often representing the administrative agent, hospitality loan transactions, homebuilder loan transactions, credit tenant loan transactions, and mezzanine loan transactions representing senior lenders. Many of these transactions are construction loans for multifamily, hotel, retail and office projects. 

Frank is a regular lecturer at conferences and educational seminars on various topics related to real estate finance. He is listed as an “up and coming” attorney in North Carolina real estate finance in Chambers USA and was selected as one of the Charlotte Business Journal’s “40 under 40” in 2010. 

Shown below is a selection of Frank’s engagements.


Charlotte Business Journal

Charlotte Business Journal, "40 Under 40"
Legal 500, 2011
Chambers USA, 2012–2017
Super Lawyers, 2017


  • JD, University of Illinois
  • MBA, University of Illinois
  • BA, The University of Chicago

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • North Carolina


Charlotte Business Journal

"40 Under 40"
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