Highly respected Boston commercial real estate attorney Eric J. Freeman has been named Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for RK Centers (www.rkcenters.com) based in Needham, Mass.
Making the announcement was David Katz, Principal of RK Centers, who said, “Eric perfectly complements our team, bringing more than 20 years of front line experience advising private funds and real estate operating companies in their acquisition, disposition, financing and leasing of commercial real estate interests. We are very excited to have Eric join us at RK Centers.”
Most recently, Freeman was a Member of the Boston law firm of Mintz Levin where he represented clients in more than 350 transactions accounting for approximately $5 billion of commercial real estate. A graduate of Bates College, Freeman received his law degree from Boston College in 2007. He has been recognized in Chambers USA (2013-2015, 2018, 2019 (Recognized Practitioner)); ‘Best Lawyers in America: Real Estate Law (2016 – 2020); and has earned the prestigious “Martindale-Hubbell” AV Preeminent designation. He has extensive experience representing and advising owners and operators of multiple asset classes, including office, industrial, retail, multifamily and medical office properties, and structuring each of those transactions.
Among his community involvement, Freeman served for four years as a member of the United Way Real Estate and Building Industry Leadership Breakfast Committee and as a volunteer with Citizens Schools. In 2019, Freeman represented non-profit corporation Cradles to Crayons on a pro bono basis in their acquisition of their “forever home” in the greater Boston area and remarked that “the Cradles representation was one of the most rewarding matters of my career.”
About RK Centers: RK Centers is a growing privately held family-owned real estate development company which owns and manages over nine million square feet of commercial retail space, primarily ‘open air’ regional and community shopping centers in New England and South Florida. With a minimal amount of leverage, the company closes on acquisitions within 30 days with its own funds. With over 35 years of experience in real estate, RK Centers has a proven track-record of success with tenants, customers, and communities with all leasing and management functions performed in-house. For company and property information, visit www.rkcenters.com
–By Stan Hurwitz