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David A. Hamsher

Paul Hastings LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA


David Hamsher is a partner in the Global Real Estate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's San Francisco office. His work on behalf of developers and real estate investors includes the negotiation of joint venture, purchase and sale, financing (including EB-5 financing), entitlement, development, affordable housing, community benefit and labor agreements. This work spans asset types, including for-sale and multifamily residential, commercial, retail, resort and complex mixed-use projects.

Experience
Significant representations include:

  • Lennar Corporation in connection with its formation, operation and disposition of numerous joint ventures for development of Hunters Point Shipyard, Candlestick Point and Treasure Island.
  • Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, one of Canada's leading institutional fund managers, in connection with numerous multifamily joint venture arrangements across the country, including an innovative multifamily platform in the Bay Area.
  • Lennar Corporation, FivePoint and their partners for development of Hunters Point Shipyard, Candlestick Point and Treasure Island, which together consist of more than 20,000 new homes, more than 6,000 of which will be priced for low and moderate income families, 4 million square feet of commercial and retail space, 600 acres of new parks, and nearly a thousand hotel rooms on more than 1,000 acres of largely vacant land.
  • California Barrel Company and Associate Capital in connection with the acquisition and development of the former Potrero Power Plant.
  • Numerous regional centers, lenders, and developers on EB-5 financings throughout the country totaling more than $1BN.
  • salesforce.com in its agreement to sell Mission Bay land to the Golden State Warriors.
  • Rockwood Capital and Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds in connection with joint ventures, acquisitions and financings for various asset types, including significant office, retail, residential and resort projects.

David is committed to pro bono work. He represented the Neighborhood Parks Council for many years in development of new parks and open spaces in San Francisco, including the Helen Diller Playground – a wildly popular playground at the heart of Mission Dolores Park – Linden Alley, and numerous other community parks. He represented the Neighborhood Parks Council in connection with its merger, forming the San Francisco Parks Alliance, which he has continued to represent in improving San Francisco’s parks. In 2014, David represented Partners in Oakland Education in its partnership with BRIDGE Housing to develop a new charter school facility for Vincent Academy in West Oakland. David also represents the Truckee Donner Land Trust, which has protected more than 33,000 acres around Truckee Donner. David is currently representing the Bay Area Discovery Museum in connection with the expansion and rehabilitation of its facility in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Education
David received his B.A. degree from Brown University in 2000 with a concentration in Political Science and his J.D. degree from Northwestern University School of Law in 2006. At Northwestern, he was an Editor of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. That journal published his comment in 2006 on the ability of states to modify census data to correct the Census Bureau’s prisoner enumeration methods.

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