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As Chair of the firm's Real Estate practice group, David Alexander advises clients on complex real estate transactions, including the acquisition, disposition, construction, financing and leasing of shopping centers, office buildings and industrial buildings throughout the U.S. An experienced real estate attorney, David reviews, drafts and negotiates all manner of retail, office and industrial real estate agreements, including purchase and sale agreements, construction contracts, leases and financing documentation. David is completely focused on helping clients make their strategic planning initiatives into a tangible reality.

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Prior to joining the firm, David practiced as in-house counsel for a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) that owns and manages community retail centers in the Midwest. In that capacity, he advised the company regarding the purchase, sale and financing of community retail centers and office buildings throughout the region. Additionally, he counseled a subsidiary property management company on the everyday operational issues of the properties owned by the REIT, including negotiating, drafting and reviewing easement agreements, operating agreements and leases.

A Director of the Japan America Society of Chicago and the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, the majority of David’s clients are foreign companies conducting business in the U.S. Whether David is advising on a transaction involving a 500 square foot office space or an 800,000+ square foot manufacturing facility, or the real property aspect of a merger or acquisition, he is committed to getting the deal done. In his second decade of practice, David feels personal satisfaction in seeing the commercial landscape evolve and his clients’ goals and ROI realized.

Practice Areas


  • IIT-Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2005
  • Eastern Illinois University, B.A., 2002


  • Illinois


Acquisition of $12.5 million die casting facility in Indiana.

Approximately $23 million build-to-suit and long-term lease for an international bioscience firm in suburban Chicago.

$32 million design, build and construction project for an international Fortune 100 company in Chicago.

Build-to-suit transaction for a 40,000-sqaure-foot distribution hub in suburban Chicago.

$12 million Greenfield development of 150,000-square-foot linear motor company manufacturing facility.

$5.2 million automotive industry logistic facility purchase in Kentucky.

$13.3 million turnkey development of a healthcare products distribution center, office and showroom.

Leasing transaction for a foreign retail company of numerous big box retail stores in connection with its U.S. expansion.

Secured a $28 million Section 223(a)(7) HUD insured loan to refinance an existing loan for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development assisted multi-family housing project, resulting in a significant annual decrease in debt service expenses.

Eight property, $41 million, portfolio sale to a national private equity real estate firm for a Chicago area industrial real estate developer.

Establishment of a new approximately $40 million state-of-the-art rail rolling stock manufacturing facility in northwestern Illinois for one of the world's largest manufacturers of rolling rail stock, which when completed would employee as many as 400 persons and represent a historic return to the state of railcar manufacturing.



American Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Japan America Society of Chicago - Director
Midwest U.S.-Japan Association - Assistant Secretary
Professional Activities
Legal Updates/Client Advisories
Governor J. B. Pritzker Signs Executive Order Approving Remote Notarization in Illinois
Governor J. B. Pritzker, through COVID-19 Executive Order No. 14 signed March 26, 2020, has approved Remote Notarization in Illinois for as…
Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act ("FIRPTA") Update
Pending legislation, in the form of United States Senate Bill S. 915 and United States House of Representatives Bill H.R. 2128…
Speaking Engagements
Northern Illinois Commercial Association of Realtors' first Virtual Lunch Series Webinar - April 16, 2020
International Council of Shopping Centers' Annual Law Conference Roundtable Leader (2014, 2015 and 2016)
Area Development Consultants Forum 27: Best Practices for Economic Developers (June 3-5, 2019)
David Alexander Participated in NICAR's First Virtual Lunch Series
On April 16, 2020, David Alexander, Chair of Masuda Funai’s Real Estate Practice Group, participated in NICAR’s (Northern Illinois…
Masuda Funai Secures HUD Loan for Lake View Towers Residents Association, Inc.
Press Release CHICAGO – Masuda, Funai, Eifert, & Mitchell, Ltd. assisted Lake View Towers Residents Association Inc. to secure a $66.3M…
David Alexander Spoke at Area Development Consultants Forum 27
On June 3-5, 2019, David Alexander, Principal in Masuda Funai’s Real Estate Practice Group, attended and spoke at the Area Development…
Masuda Funai Participates in 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, D.C.
Press Release June 10-12, 2019 – David Alexander, Keith Groebe and George Kobayashi, Principals of Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell Ltd…
Masuda Funai Negotiates 61,000 Square Foot Lease for Taiki U.S.A., Inc.
Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd represented Taiki U.S.A., Inc. in the negotiation of an approximately 61,000 square foot lease for…
Masuda Funai Advises Advanced Fresh Concepts Corporation on its Sale to Zensho Holdings for $257M
Masuda Funai represented the shareholder of Advanced Fresh Concepts Corp. (“AFC”) in connection with the sale of AFC to Zensho Holdings for…
Taiyo Technology of America Ltd.'s Reception and Open House
Masuda Funai Principals, David Alexander, Dayne Kono and Stephen Proctor attended Taiyo Technology of America Ltd.'s (Taiyo) reception and…
Masuda Funai Participates in 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, D.C.
David Alexander, Keith Groebe and George Kobayashi, Principals of Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell Ltd., joined more than 3,000…


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