Doug Short is a partner and member of Manning Fulton’s real estate practice group. Doug’s practice includes assisting a diverse group of clients with a variety of commercial real estate needs, including without limitation, acquisitions, dispositions, development, title, leasing and financing transactions.
Doug Short is a partner of the firm and practices exclusively as a transactional commercial real estate attorney in the firm’s Raleigh office. His practice includes primarily real property acquisitions, dispositions, development, title, leasing, and financing transactions.
Doug enjoys representing a diverse group of clients, including commercial developers, investors, buyers, sellers, and lenders, on a variety of projects, including without limitation, apartments, hotels, single-family residential, retail, restaurants, office, industrial, flex, and mixed-use projects throughout North Carolina. Doug also routinely counsels clients on commercial leasing matters. This work includes representation of owners of income-producing properties with their leasing needs, as well as tenant representation for office, retail, restaurant and industrial leases. Further, in cooperation with the firm’s tax practice group, Doug assists his clients in structuring and completing a variety of tax-deferred exchange transactions, including deferred, forward, reverse and build-to-suit or improvement exchanges.
Doug joined the firm’s commercial real estate practice group in 2008. Entering the practice during a recession opened up a variety of opportunities for Doug to assist the firm’s clients as they weathered the economic storm. In that regard, Doug’s services included representing borrowers, lenders, and guarantors in connection with loan workouts, foreclosures, restructuring, bankruptcy, and dispositions. He credits his initial work during an economic downturn as providing him with a valuable understanding of commercial financing transactions from both the lender and borrower perspective.
Doug was raised in Raleigh and currently resides there with his wife, Jessie, and their son, William.