David is a seasoned real estate attorney known for his business as well as legal acumen resulting in providing both business insight and highly effective legal advice. David has built a national reputation for representing institutional investors, fund of funds, real estate commingled fund sponsors, and real estate developers of all sizes, in connection with their fund investment activities and acquisition, disposition, and development of real estate assets.

Advising Equity Investors And Sponsors

David advises equity investors, institutional investors, fund of funds, and commingled fund sponsors in various aspects of their investment analysis, fund formation, and separate managed accounts, including some of the largest institutional investors in the world. Smaller institutional investors, high-net worth individuals and fund of funds also seek David's insight and advice for their domestic and international investments opportunities. Due to David's extensive deal exposure in the real estate commingled fund arena over the past 20 years, he is able to bring an unmatched wealth of knowledge to his review, negotiation, and closing of equity investments on behalf of his diversified client base.

Representing Capital Providers In The Joint Venture

David works with equity providers in the negotiation of joint venture transactions as well as coinvestment opportunities with developers and real estate funds both domestically and internationally. He drafts and negotiates such documents as limited liability company agreements, limited partnership agreements, subscription documents, option agreements, and separate managed account agreements.


  • Domestic and international joint venture agreements, infrastructure investments, commingled funds and separate managed accounts for core, value added and opportunistic real estate investments focusing on all areas of real estate, including infrastructure, office, multi-family, hospitality, and distressed debt.

  • Negotiated separate managed accounts for co-investment opportunities side by side with a publicly listed real estate/private equity platform.

  • Infrastructure investments with domestic and international infrastructure contractors and investment companies.

  • Fund of funds formation and representation of the placement of investments.

  • Represented equity (and loan) providers in connection with various multi-family residential development projects in and outside of California.



  • Street Smarts: Infrastructure Emerges as New Asset Class
    News, 06.01.07


  • A Fund Primer
    Article, 05.01.05
  • An Opportune Time for Niche Funds
    Article, August 2003

Awards & Affiliations

Community Affiliations

"A World Fit For Kids" youth mentoring program, Board Member

Jewish "Big Brother"

Building Industry Associations' Homeaid Project, pro bono legal services

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of California


J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1986

B.A., University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business and Finance, 1982

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