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David A. LewisDavid A. Lewis

(202) 721-1127

Washington DC
1999 K Street, NW
Suite 500
Washington DC
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Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2012, cum laude

Harvard University, Masters of Urban Planning, 2009

Duke University, B.S., 2005
District of Columbia



Commercial real estate developments and transactions are the focal point of David Lewis’ Real Estate practice. Dave, an Associate at the firm, assists clients in the development of mixed-use, multi-family, retail, office, hospitality, renewable energy, and professional sports, projects in Washington DC and other major urban markets nationwide, including New York and Boston. He also has experience with transactions and leases involving hotel, retail and office properties. Dave is a member of the firm’s Climate Change Task Force.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a national multi-family REIT in securing entitlements for more than 1,000 new units in transit-oriented projects.
  • Represented developers and institutions in obtaining entitlements from the D.C. Zoning Commission, Board of Zoning Adjustment, and Historic Preservation Review Board.
  • Advised property owners and developers on rights and opportunities under the 2016 rewrite of the D.C. Zoning Regulations.
  • Supported the redevelopment and repositioning of a 1.3 million square foot industrial, innovation, and maker-space office complex along Boston’s working waterfront.
  • Negotiated, on behalf of Landlords, numerous office and retail leases for signature Manhattan commercial buildings.
  • Acted as counsel to a special servicer in its repositioning of a shopping center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Represented Landlords in the lease up and redevelopment of shopping centers in Boston and elsewhere in New England.
  • Supported hotel real estate investment fund in transactions and financings totaling $350M for properties in North Carolina, Texas, Minnesota, Arizona and New England.
  • Represented a professional sports franchise in land use and zoning matters, real property acquisition and transportation planning.
  • Assisted with obtaining permits and ensuring regulatory compliance for a first-of-its kind renewable energy technology.
  • Advised on the implications of FEMA flood plain designations and regulations on the development of new projects.
Professional and Community Involvement
  • Urban Land Institute/RE 101 Planning Committee
  • Urban Land Institute/East Boston Technical Assistance Panel – advised neighborhood groups on resiliency to climate change
Awards and Recognition
Speaking Engagements
Press Releases
num: 16
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Welcomes Five Associates in Boston
blogEntries: Taxing Conditions for Traditional “Brick-and-Mortar” Merchants: Can Marketplace Fairness Be Restored?
blogEntries: For Purveyors of Medical Marijuana, Siting Dispensaries Gets Easier in Massachusetts, and Federal Tax Concerns Begin to Settle
blogEntries: Landmark Repositioning of a Suburban Mall Runs into Anchor Tenant Roadblock
blogEntries: Retailers, Universities, Hospitals, Hotels, and Restaurants Among Those to Be Affected by New Massachusetts Food Waste Regulations
blogEntries: Massachusetts Food Waste Regulations Finalized: Waste-to-Energy Operations Make Headway under New Permitting Program
blogEntries: A Study of Suburban Mall Redevelopment: the White Flint Mall
clientAdvisories: ULI Releases Report on Risks of Urban Flooding
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Survey Explores Real Estate Industry’s Mixed Reaction on Climate Threats
clientAdvisories: Major Changes to District of Columbia Zoning Regulations
blogEntries: Change in Lease Accounting Rules to Have Major Impact for Retailers, and Ultimately, Landlords Too
blogEntries: New Lease Accounting Rules Are Final: Retailers and, Ultimately, Landlords Can Expect Changes
blogEntries: Set Pickup Location: Uber Is Coming to Retail
blogEntries: ICSC Mid-Atlantic Conference & Deal Making Recap
blogEntries: A Changing Retail Streetscape: Rethinking Shopping Center Parking Lots
blogEntries: Bringing Residential Uses to Existing Shopping Centers- A Win Win
November 2014
Goulston & Storrs Survey Explores Real Estate Industry’s Mixed Reaction on Climate Threats
March 2013
Goulston & Storrs Welcomes Five Associates in Boston
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