Niles W. Holmes

1951 Downtown Dallas2609 Thomas Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75204
214.855.9866 x.101
214.853.5630 (fax)
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niles holmes pc was formed in January of 2004 to more properly serve the lending community regarding lending, foreclosure, servicing and workout transactions. niles holmes pc specializes in providing commercial real lenders with sophisticated legal and closing expertise in an efficient and service oriented manner at a predictable and reasonable cost. In our experience, this approach creates a competitive pricing advantage for our clients and further strengthens their relationships with their customers. Our firm includes full, part- time, of counsel and contract basis lawyers, paraprofessionals and administrative assistants.

Niles W. Holmes, Esq. is the founder and principal lawyer of the firm. Niles has participated in various facets of the real estate business since 1984. After receiving his master's degree in real estate, Niles was employed as a commercial real estate appraiser and completed all of the educational requirements for the MAI designation. Subsequently, Niles was employed by a large life insurance company for five years as an investment officer. His duties included real estate lending, foreclosures, workouts, management and sales of acquired properties covering a five state territory. Niles' legal experience also includes serving as the general counsel of a publicly traded small business lending concern and mortgage real estate investment trust.

Niles was formerly a shareholder in the Dallas office of Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C. where he served as a member of the firm's opinion committee and as Chairman of the Real Estate Lending Practice Group.

Niles is Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is “av” rated by Martindale Hubbell. Niles is a frequent speaker and program coordinator specializing in commercial real estate lending topics including workouts, financial covenants and tenant in common lending.

These educational and professional experiences give Niles a unique business and legal perspective to any transaction. Niles understands his client's needs and he provides his clients with an intelligent and strong advocate who is service oriented. Niles shares his clients’ sense of urgency and strives to accomplish their desires with an efficient and timely resolution.

Niles has negotiated and documented over 1000 lending transactions involving virtually every type of lender, structure and collateral. The clients for such transactions include banks, savings associations, insurance companies, real estate investment trusts, CMBS lenders, Small Business Administration lenders and non traditional lending entities. The structures range from single projects to multi-property pools associated with the acquisition, development, construction, bridge or mezzanine financing of office, retail, multi-family, condominium, industrial, residential, hospitality and special use projects.


Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law J.D., cum laude, 1992
-Order of the Coif
-Southwestern Law Journal
-Staff SMU Law Review Editor
-American Jurisprudence Award (Real Estate)

Texas A&M University; M.Agr. in Land Economics and Real Estate, 1984

Texas A&M University; B.S., Animal Science, 1982

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