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Yann van Geertruyden is a real estate lawyer who focuses on real estate development and joint ventures, including public-private partnership transactions.

He also counsels developers in connection with a broad range of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, development (residential, mixed-use, retail and office development), construction, leasing (ground, retail, office and residential leasing) and finance.

Yann has advised developers in more than $4B worth of real estate joint venture transactions between the United States Government and private developers, including privatization of more than 40,000 housing units, as well as the ongoing development, leasing, construction, financing and operation of these portfolios.

Prior to joining the firm, Yann served as a legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Connie Mack, handling issues related to defense, transportation, international trade and governmental affairs.


  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Urban Land Institute


  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia


  • Kalamazoo College  (B.A., 1996)
  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law  (J.D., magna cum laude, 2002)