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.
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.