Nicole S. Loeffler

Position: Shareholder

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3605 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 500
Raleigh, NC 27612

Nicole S. Loeffler

Nicole’s practice focuses on assisting clients with commercial real estate transactions with an emphasis on data centers and other technology related properties. She serves as general real estate counsel for clients with multiple properties located across the United States. Nicole is also instrumental in developing the firm's burgeoning energy practice with experience in solar thermal facilities and biomass projects.

Nicole has a unique ability to communicate effectively with members of small family-owned companies and representatives from large corporations. Her background in litigation allows her to focus on the key terms of the deal. Whether it is negotiating a lease for either the lessor or leasee, negotiating restrictive covenants, analyzing title matters, or finalizing an acquisition involving complex financing, Nicole has established her place in one of the leading real estate practices in North Carolina.

Nicole is recognized among Business North Carolina magazine's Legal Elite (2011) in the area of Real Estate and in North Carolina Super Lawyers (2010-2013) in the Rising Star category.


  • University of North Carolina (J.D., 2000)
  • Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon ( with distinction, 1996) , B. Interior Architecture

Admitted to Practice

  • State of North Carolina, 2000
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 2000
  • United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, 2001
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, 2002

Specific Matters

  • Represented owner in negotiation of solar thermal facility site lease agreement and related solar thermal purchase agreement
  • Represents buyers and sellers with respect to real estate issues in mergers and acquisitions
  • Regularly represents investors, owners and tenants in connection with "turn key" and "powered shell" data center leases 
  • Serves as real estate counsel to middle market companies
  • Represents owners/developers in connection with retail shopping centers located in North Carolina, with square footage ranging from 73,000 square feet to 200,000 square feet
  • Represents owner/developer in negotiation of site development in connection with approximately 40 acre retail development, including negotiating restrictive covenants, easement agreements and outparcel sales
  • Represents owner/developer in connection with land condiminium
  • Represents regional non-profit corporation negotiating conservation easements, assisting in the protection of more than 400 acres of land in the triangle area
  • Represented managed hosting company in connection with $140 million sale to a private equity company, and ongoing representation in connection with its offices and multiple data centers located on the east coast
  • Represented investor/owner in connection with 120,000 square foot data center

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association, Real Property Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Real Property Section
  • Wake County Bar Association, Real Property Section
  • Triangle Commercial Real Estate Women (TCREW)
    • Programs Committee (2010-2012) Chair (2012) 
    • Board of Directors (2013-2014)

Community Activities

  • Preservation North Carolina, Member (1998 - present)
  • Triangle Land Conservancy, Member (2008 - present)
  • Apex Chamber of Commerce, Member (2010 - present)
    • Board of Directors (2011 - present), Chairman (2013-2014), Chairman-elect (2012-2013)
    • Government Affairs Committee Chair (2012)
    • Recipient of 2014 President's Award
  • Raleigh Chamber of Commerce (2009 - 2014)
  • Chi Omega Alumni Association of Raleigh (2010 - 2012)
  • Band Together
    • Silent Auction Committee (2010 - 2012)
    • VIP Committee (2013)
    • Steering Committee (2011 - 2012) 
  • Dress for Success Suit Drive (2010, 2012, 2013)



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