Daniel J. Villalpando

Partner

Overview

For more than 25 years, Dan has specialized in commercial development and leasing. Developers and property owners look to Dan for his counsel on all aspects of shopping center development, including the acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate and the negotiation and drafting of development agreements, reciprocal easement agreements and leases with almost every national and regional retailer.

Dan has extensive experience representing both landlords and tenants in all types of retail, office, mixed-used and industrial lease transactions. He has also represented clients in transactions involving a variety of commercial projects, including shopping centers, regional malls, grocery-anchored and lifestyle and power centers.

Dan is a frequent writer on the subjects of commercial development and leasing and has been interviewed and quoted by the media on all issues related to the retail industry.  Dan also has spoken at numerous seminars and conferences, including conferences sponsored by the International Conference of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) and the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA).  

Representative
Matters

Represented the developer in connection with several master ground leases from a public transit company for the development of approximately 17 acres property in Northern California as a transit oriented mixed -used with office, retail, market rate housing, affordable apartments and a hotel.

Represented a global insurance company in the acquisition of the largest enclosed mall on California’s Central Coast, containing approximately 600,000 square feet.

Represented the developer in the acquisition and leasing of an approximate 490,000 square foot power center in Southern California.

Represented an industrial property owner in negotiating and preparing leases for an approximate 185 premises portfolio in Southern California.

Represented an international developer in the acquisition of a portfolio of 13 shopping centers throughout the United States.

Represented a developer with the acquisition of raw land in Southern California and the subsequent leasing of the majority of what is now an approximately 730,000 square foot power center.

Represented the developer in the acquisition and subsequent leasing of a power center in Oregon containing approximately 660,000 square feet of retail space.

Represented the developer in the acquisition and subsequent leasing of an existing neighborhood shopping center in Southern California containing approximately 240,000 square feet.

Represented the developer in the leasing of a high-end lifestyle center in North San Diego County containing approximately 450,000 square feet.

Publications &
Speaking Engagements

Recent Publications

Update on California City and County Moratoriums on Commercial Tenant Evictions,” CC&N Client Alert, 3/26/20

Cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco Announce Moratoriums on Commercial Tenant Evictions,” CC&N Client Alert, 3/18/20

2020 Retail Perspectives Forecast – Retail Development: Holding Its Course, 1/15/2020

2019 Retail Perspectives Forecast-Retail Development: And We Go Marching On, 1/24/2019 (also published in Retail Leader)

2018 Retail Perspectives Forecast– Retail Development: Riding the Tail Winds, 1/22/2018 (also published in Retail Merchandiser)

Anchors Away,” CIRE Magazine, 11/20/2017

2017 Retail Perspectives Forecast – Retail Development: Cautious Optimism Rules The Day, 1/19/2017 (also featured in Globe St. and Retail Merchandiser)

“I Am Negotiating with a Tenant That Doesn’t Want to Operate Continuously – Now What?,” Retail Perspectives News Brief, 12/6/2016

2016 Retail Perspectives Forecast – Retail Development: Steady As She Goes, 1/26/2016 (also published in Western Real Estate Business)

2015 Retail Perspectives Forecast - Retail Development: Slow But Steady Wins The Race, 1/22/2015

“The New California Energy Disclosure Requirements and Their Impact on Selling a Shopping Center or Leasing a Commercial Building,” Retail Perspectives News Brief, 4/21/2014

2014 Retail Perspectives ForecastRetail Development: Coming Around the Bend? 1/30/2014

2013 Retail Perspectives Forecast - Retail Development: Ready to Turn the Corner?, 1/25/2013

What To Do If A Tenant Cries Co-Tenancy Foul,” Retail Perspectives News Brief, 5/10/2012

2012 Retail Perspectives Forecast - Retail Development: Holding On For Better Days, 2/1/2012

2011 Retail Perspectives Forecast - Retail Development: Keep On Keepin’ On, 2/15/2011

Recent Speaking Engagements

Guest Interviewee on America’s Commercial Real Estate Show to discuss “Rent Payment Issues Following Coronavirus,” 3/25/20

Ins and Outs of Shopping Center Ground Leases,” Los Angeles County Bar Association, 4/26/2017

"Key Sublease Issues To Consider When Downsizing Your Business," 2015 ICSC Law Conference, 10/30/2015

"Avoiding Leasing Pitfalls in AIR Lease,”, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1/30/2014

"The Nuts And Bolts Of Retail Leases In Today’s Market", Los Angeles County Bar Association, 3/6/2013

stimULI Breakfast: Retail Leasing - Back On The Rise, 7/18/2012

"Co-Tenancies – The Dance Of Negotiations,” Commercial Real Estate Leasing Conference, 4/27/2012

"Commercial Leasing:  Legal Concerns And Current Market Trends,” Beverly Hills Bar Association, 4/5/2012

"Rent Relief Amendments - What Retail And Office Landlords And Tenants Should Consider", LACBA Real Property Section, 5/27/2010

Adjusting To Changes In The Economy -- Negotiating Lease Termination And Exit Strategies,” 3/26/2009

 

Awards &
Affiliations

Awards & Recognitions

  • Selected as an “Influencer in Retail” in Globe Street Real Estate Forum, May 2020, as a member of the Retail and Commercial Development Team, the only law firm included as one of 15 national recipients

Professional Affiliations

  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Real Property Section
    • Co-Chair of the Commercial Leasing and Development Subsection - 2020

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California

Education

  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 1994
  • B.A., Amherst College, 1991