Nicole Ament

Nicole considers herself her clients’ business partner first, and their real estate attorney second. Serving as the firm’s Hospitality, Resort and Recreation Group chair, she has more than 17 years of national experience working with complex real estate portfolios and large single assets, specializing in land use, development, financing and disposition unique to real estate portfolios with emphasis on resort and recreation work.

Nicole has managed portfolio transactions with as many as 276 properties in a single portfolio and in excess of $1.5 billion in assets in diverse industries including hotels, golf courses, ski areas, health care facilities, manufactured housing communities and athletic clubs. Her client base spans from high end ski resorts, including combined financing work for Squaw Mountain and Alpine Meadows, to fitness facilities.

Drawing on her national experience, Nicole is familiar with the unique real estate aspects of different markets and is able to recognize opportunities to make transactions run more efficiently. She leverages her complex portfolio experience to assist regional and local clients with both large-scale single assets and complex development issues. She handles both business and legal aspects of the transaction to help clients get the deal done and find positive ways to impact their bottom line.

Nicole works effectively with both sides in a transaction to find solutions that work for all parties, identifying issues and needs to assemble and manage resources from both inside and outside the firm. As a trusted advisor, she has long-standing relationships with clients and remains heavily involved during the life of the client’s portfolio, allowing her to negotiate each deal as if it were her own. Nicole proactively works to identify property and operational challenges in order to develop smooth exit strategies for her clients.