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David C. Drewes

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

New York, NY, USA


David C. Drewes is a partner in the Real Estate Department. David focuses on all types of real estate transactions, including complex acquisitions, dispositions, financings, joint ventures, restructurings, development transactions, REIT matters, ground and space leases, and construction agreements. He represents a broad variety of clients, including private developers, private equity and hedge funds, public real estate companies, lenders, preferred equity investors and other real estate investors in transactions involving all real estate asset classes, ranging from hospitality to senior housing, office buildings to residential/multifamily projects, and specialized-use facilities (e.g., high-tech data centers) to raw and/or partially developed land.

Chambers USA (2017) ranks David among the leading individuals practicing in real estate in the United States. In 2015, David was named a Law360 “MVP” in Real Estate. He was also named one of Law360’s “Rising Stars” in Real Estate in both 2015 and 2014. David is also recognized in the 2012 edition of The Legal 500 United States.

Selected Significant Matters

  • Represented Washington Prime Group in its agreement providing for a joint venture with O’Connor Mall Partners, L.P. owning seven of Washington Prime’s open-air properties, which are valued at approximately $600 million.
  • Represented The Generation Companies in its $215 million recapitalization and roll-up of four portfolios comprising 23 hotels, consolidating them into one portfolio with its new joint venture partner, a fund controlled by StepStone Real Estate Group.
  • Represented B&L Management Company in connection with the $690 million sale of 24 rental apartment buildings located in Manhattan to a joint venture led by Blackstone and Fairstead Capital.

Education

  • Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 2001
  • Yale University, B.A., 1998

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2002
David C. Drewes is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Real Estate Joint Venture Agreements - Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2018, Thursday, June 21, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Key Issues for Negotiating Joint Venture Agreements in Real Estate - Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2018, Monday, June 25, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Key Issues for Negotiating Joint Venture Agreements in Real Estate - Key Issues for Negotiating Joint Venture Agreements in Real Estate, Monday, June 25, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Key Issues for Negotiating Joint Venture Agreements in Real Estate - Key Issues for Negotiating Joint Venture Agreements in Real Estate, Monday, June 25, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Key Issues for Negotiating Joint Venture Agreements in Real Estate - Key Issues for Negotiating Joint Venture Agreements in Real Estate, Monday, June 25, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2018, Thursday, June 28, 2018, New York, NY
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