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David Allswang

Holland & Knight LLP

Chicago, IL, USA

David B. Allswang is co-chair of Holland & Knight's Commercial Leasing Team. Both innovative and practical, he concentrates his practice in the area of real estate law, with an emphasis on commercial leasing on behalf of landlords and tenants. He is primarily responsible, on behalf of various landlord entities, for leasing several million square feet of space across the U.S., including approximately two million square feet of retail space in regional malls and high-end shopping centers. Mr. Allswang has completed a number of complex lease agreements, including a corporate headquarters lease and a simultaneous build-to-suit lease of approximately 140,000 square feet of space, as well as a more than 100,000 square foot lease for a school in downtown Chicago, which lease includes an option to purchase, an REA (as part of a vertical subdivision), and an SNDA with both the fee lender and the ground lessor.

He counsels a wide array of clients regarding the acquisition and disposition of retail, office, residential and industrial properties and is also involved in formation issues, including corporate structure and investment, both domestic and foreign. Mr. Allswang also represents lenders and borrowers in connection with loans secured by real estate. His experience in representing lenders includes the restructuring of a loan secured by three separate leasehold mortgages, each encumbering an entire multiparcel development in New York, with two of such parcels ultimately becoming part of a securitized loan pool.

Mr. Allswang has been a featured speaker at seminars on a variety of real estate topics, including lease negotiations strategies, escrow agreements and closing statements.

Honors & Awards
The Best Lawyers in America guide, Real Estate Law, 2012

Illinois Chapter, State-by-State to Commercial Real Estate Leases, Fourth Edition, 2012
Illinois Chapter, State-by-State Guide to Commercial Real Estate Leases, Third Edition, 2008

Boston University Hillel House (B'nai Birth), Board of Directors
National Conference Synagogue Youth (Mesorah Region), Regional Board Member

Boston University, B.S., magna cum laude
Boston University School of Law, J.D.

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