David A. Lewis

David A. Lewis

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David A. Lewis

Representative Matters

Advisor on FEMA Implications

Advised on the implications of FEMA flood plain designations and regulations on the development of new projects.

Developers and Institutions Obtaining Entitlements

Representation of developers and institutions in obtaining entitlements from the D.C. Zoning Commission, Board of Zoning Adjustment, and Historic Preservation Review Board.

International Grocery Store Operator Obtaining Permits and Ensuring Compliance

Assisted with obtaining permits and ensuring regulatory compliance for a first-of-its kind renewable energy technology for an international grocery store operator.

Landlord Lease Up and Redevelopment of Shopping Centers in New England

Represented Landlords in the lease up and redevelopment of shopping centers in Boston and elsewhere in New England.

Landlord Negotiation of Manhattan Commercial Buildings

Negotiation, on behalf of Landlords, of numerous office and retail leases for signature Manhattan commercial buildings.

National Multifamily REIT Acquisition and Disposition

Representation of a national multifamily REIT in acquisitions and dispositions involving thousands of units in the aggregate. 

National Multifamily REIT Securing Entitlements

Representation of a national multifamily REIT in securing entitlements for more than 1,000 new units in transit-oriented projects.

Property Owners and Developers Advising on D.C. Zoning Regulations

Advising property owners and developers on rights and opportunities under the 2016 revisions to the D.C. Zoning Regulations.

Real Estate Developer and a Boutique Hotel management Company Joint Venture Washington, D.C.

Representation of a joint venture between a real estate developer and a boutique hotel management company to obtain the necessary zoning entitlements to build a new, ground-up, 227-key lifestyle hotel in Washington D.C. Helped the client to purchase formerly federally-owned land on which to build the hotel. Continue to serve as a high-level consultant to the client in connection with the development of the property.

Redevelopment and Repositioning Counsel for 1.3 Million Square Foot Office Complex

Counsel for the redevelopment and repositioning of a 1.3 million square foot industrial, innovation, and maker-space office complex along an urban working waterfront.

Special Service Repositioning Counsel in Las Vegas

Counsel to a special servicer in its repositioning of a shopping center in Las Vegas, Nevada.