David A. Lewis

David A. Lewis

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David A. Lewis



Dave Lewis is a real estate attorney who focuses his practice in commercial real estate developments and transactional matters. He assists clients in the development of mixed-use, multi-family, retail, office, hospitality, renewable energy and professional sports projects in Washington D.C. and other major urban markets nationwide.

In his transactional practice, Dave works with large institutional clients, including national REITs acquiring and developing properties in large urban markets. He also handles leasing matters for retail and office properties. Dave is an advisor on a range of topics related to shopping center and multifamily development, often serving as local counsel for both buyers and sellers of commercial properties.

For his land use clients, Dave handles a broad range of entitlement, zoning, permitting, development and historic preservation for projects across the District of Columbia. Dave represents clients of all sizes in front of regulatory and governing agencies in the District, including the Zoning Commission, the Zoning Advisory Board, the Historic Review Board, National Capital Planning Committee, the Commission of Fine Arts, as well as a range of neighborhood and community organizations.

Dave is a member of the firm’s Climate Change Task Force.


  • Urban Land Institute, RE 101 Planning Committee
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Harvard Real Estate Alumni Organization, DC Chapter Co-Chair


  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts


  • Georgetown University Law Center  (J.D., cum laude, 2012)
  • Harvard University  (Masters of Urban Planning, 2009)
  • Duke University  (B.S., 2005)