Reid Barnes is a transactional attorney in the Real Estate Group.
Reid focuses on the financing, acquisition, development, and disposition of a variety of commercial property types, with a particular emphasis on medical office buildings and other healthcare related assets both in Texas and across the country. Reid also works closely with landlords and tenants in negotiating and drafting lease agreements for office, retail, and industrial uses. Reid approaches his practice with an enthusiasm for problem solving and a knack for fleshing out the key elements of a deal. He appreciates that timing is often crucial in a transaction, and strives to meet his clients’ needs as quickly and efficiently as possible without sacrificing quality.
Prior to joining the firm, Reid spent several years representing clients before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the State Office of Administrative Hearings, and various Groundwater Conservation Districts across the state. In this role, he primarily worked with electric and water utilities helping them navigate rate case proceedings, establish or expand service territory, acquire and dispose of assets, and develop new infrastructure. This experience taught him first-hand what systems need to be in place to allow a community to grow sustainably, and what resources need to be available to enable those systems to function properly. Reid enjoys drawing on this experience to help his development clients map out their plans and execute at each step of the process to get a project across the finish line.