Julian Freeman is a transactional attorney who specializes in all aspects of commercial real estate.
Julian is recognized within the real estate community as a skilled and efficient dealmaker with a particular emphasis in the commercial leasing arena. His practice focuses on acquisitions and dispositions, development, joint ventures and management of real estate assets, and office, industrial and retail leasing. Julian represents national and regional office and industrial landlords, major office and industrial tenants, and regional shopping center owners.
Since 2007, Julian has drafted and negotiated leases and lease amendments for more than 20 million square feet of office, industrial and retail space located throughout the United States, including the largest annual office lease in Orange County three times: in 2014 (191,000 feet), 2020 (260,000 feet) and 2021 (640,000 feet), each as identified by the Orange County Business Journal. Notably, the 640,000-square-foot office lease he completed in 2021 was one of the largest office leases in the history of Orange County and the deal was recognized as NAIOP SoCal’s “Deal of the Year” at its inaugural awards dinner.
In addition, Julian was recognized by Real Estate Forum magazine as one of the 2018 class of 50 Under 40 and was recognized as a 2022 OC Visionary by Orange County Visionaries magazine. He is a frequent faculty presenter of Strafford webinars on commercial leasing.
Represented a national landlord for the lease of approximately 200,000 square feet of headquarters office space in Costa Mesa, CA.
Represented a regional landlord for the lease of several industrial warehouses throughout the Western Region ranging in size from 100,000 to 500,000 square feet.
Represented an international e-commerce tenant for the lease of several industrial warehouses throughout the country ranging in size from 200,000 to 500,000 square feet.
Represented a regional landlord for the lease of approximately 200,000 square feet of headquarters office space in Irvine, CA.
Represented a national institutional landlord for the lease of 65,000 square feet of headquarters office space in San Diego, CA.
Represented a regional landlord for the single-tenant lease of a 486,000-square-foot industrial building in Irwindale, CA.
Represented a regional landlord for the lease of a 105,000-square-foot cold-storage industrial facility in Salt Lake City, UT.
Represented a regional landlord for the lease of a 132,000-square-foot single-tenant office building in Irvine, CA.
Represented a regional landlord for the lease of a 137,000-square-foot single-tenant office building in Phoenix, AZ.
Represented a regional landlord for the lease of an 82,000-square-foot low-rise office space in Irvine, CA.
Represented a regional landlord for the lease of a 120,000-square-foot regional headquarters office space in Irvine, CA.
Represented a regional landlord for the lease of a 240,000-square-foot single-tenant industrial building in Ontario, CA.
- News, GlobeSt.com, 3.13.23
- News, Los Angeles Times, 10.3.22
- News, ALM Commercial Leasing Law & Strategy, Volume 28, Number 4, 10.15.15
- Webinar, 10.13.22
- Conference, 9.14.22
- Sponsorship, Noguchi Garden, Costa Mesa, CA, 9.12.19
- Seminar, Radisson Hotel, Newport Beach, CA, 3.29.17
- Conference, Balboa Bay Club, Newport Beach, CA, 7.22.15
Awards & Affiliations
Honors & Recognitions
2022 Orange County Visionary, Orange County Visionaries Magazine
Real Estate Forum’s 2018 class of 50 under 40
Recipient, Dean's Scholar full scholarship at Loyola Law School
Dean's List, 2005-2007 at Loyola Law School
St. Thomas More Law Honor Society at Loyola Law School
First Honors Award in Income Tax Timing Issues/Property Transactions at Loyola Law School
Orange County Bar Association
NAIOP SoCal Young Professionals Group, Class of 2013-2014
Real Estate Sectors
Bar & Court Admissions
- State Bar of California
J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 2007
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 2002