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Development is one of the core strengths of our real estate practice. We offer clients a wealth of experience in taking complex development projects from concept to completion.

Every phase of a development project requires a comprehensive understanding of every other phase in the full life-cycle of the project, as well as a unique blend of market knowledge, business savvy, political acumen and legal judgment. Our development lawyers offer all of this.

We represent developers through every aspect of the development process: from site assemblage and entitlements to equity and debt financing to design/construction and lease-up.

Our development projects in Washington, DC and elsewhere across the country have included:

  • Trophy office buildings
  • Full service hotels
  • Destination retail projects
  • Arts, cultural, and entertainment venues
  • Large-scale mixed use projects
  • Office headquarters

Development projects often entail some form of public participation or public/private partnership. In the District, we regularly engage with the Office of The Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and District agencies like the Department of Transportation and the Department of General Services. And we have been at the cutting edge of many of the District’s public funding initiatives for development, including the DC Tax Increment Financing law, the Downtown Retail Incentive Act, and the legislation establishing a special assessment district for the New York Avenue Metro Station.