Graham Carothers is a shareholder and co-leader in the Real Estate and Lending Transactions Practice Group. He focuses his practice on representing individuals and business entities on a national level in a variety of commercial real estate transactions, including the purchase and sale of data centers, hospital and medical office buildings, retail shopping centers, retail bank branches, hotels, and agricultural lands. Graham also regularly represents landlords and tenants in commercial leasing matters, property owners in complex title insurance matters, developers in condominium developments and conversions, and institutional lenders in real-estate-based loan transactions. Graham also has experience representing developers in the acquisition, subdivision and development of commercial, residential and mixed-use projects.

Representative Matters

  • Represented the purchaser of a $122,000,000 data center facility in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Represented clients in the acquisition and lease-back of data center portfolios in Michigan and California, totaling over $113,000,000
  • Represented a client in the sale of a $23,000,000 hospital facility in Dallas, Texas
  • Represented clients in the acquisition, sale, leasing and management of data center facilities across the United States
  • Represented a UK-based hotel owner in the acquisition of multiple hotels in Southeast Florida
  • Represented a Florida-based REIT in connection with the acquisition, leasing and management of hospital and medical office buildings throughout the United States
  • Acquisition of a $15 million office building in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Acquisition of a $199 million hotel in downtown Tampa, Florida
  • $16.2 million acquisition of a portfolio of 8 gas station and convenience stores, located throughout Florida
  • $88 million sale of a hospital facility in Miami-Dade County
  • Acquisition of a $51 million data center facility in Sacramento, California
  • $84 million rehabilitation hospital acquisition in Houston, Texas
  • Numerous acquisitions and ground leases for a national banking institution for retail bank branch locations, throughout Florida
  • Numerous leases for an international customer service / call center operator, throughout North America, Europe and Asia

Honors and Distinctions

  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2009 – 2023
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2012 – 2014, 2016 – 2021
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, 2016

Professional Involvement

  • The Florida Bar
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Tampa Connection, Class of 2002
  • Tampa Bay Partnership, CEO Direct Program, 2009-2010
  • Leadership Tampa, Class of 2011
  • City of Tampa Variance Review Board, Mayoral Appointee, 2000-2002
  • Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners, Planned Development Ordinance Review Committee, 2006

Community Involvement

  • The Salvador Dali Museum, Business Partnership Council, 2015-2017
  • 1Voice Foundation, Board of Directors, 2010-2011
  • Seminole Torchbearer, Board of Directors, 2011-2017
  • March of Dimes
    • Chair, Signature Chef’s Action, 2012
    • Host Committee Board, 2013
  • Ybor City Museum Society
    • Board of Directors, 2003-2006
    • President, 2005-2006
    • Vice President, 2003-2004