Law School/Year: J.D., Loyola, Los Angeles, 1976
College/Year: A.B., University of California Santa Cruz, 1969
Construction, Real Estate
I have worked on major projects throughout California including the transfer of the Olympic Training Center site in Chula Vista to the USOC; the San Diego Spectrum master plan urban in-fill industrial park; a 2,500-unit, master-planned community in La Jolla; commercial receiverships and foreclosures for one of the country’s largest savings and loans; more than 200 significant transactions throughout California for major homebuilders; and the urban/mixed-use redevelopment project for San Diego's new Children’s Museum in downtown San Diego.
I specialize in real estate development, leasing, workouts and brokerage matters. My practice covers a wide range of transactions focused primarily on real estate development and workouts in commercial, industrial, office and residential projects. I have extensive experience in urban in-fill and redevelopment transactions, commercial leasing, build-to-suit transactions, construction contracts, real estate debt restructuring, workouts and real estate brokerage issues. In addition, I have represented a number of publicly traded and privately held homebuilders and commercial/industrial developers with respect to the acquisition, development and sale of projects including complex joint development agreements and joint ventures.
I am a member of the California Association of Realtors, the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties and Lambda Alpha International Society for the Advancement of Land Economics. I served on the board of directors for the San Diego County Building Industry Association in 1998 and 2003 and am a past president of the San Diego Apartment Association, a past chairman of the San Diego Fair Housing Council and a past trustee for the San Diego Housing Trust Fund. I serve as a member of the Policy Advisory Board for Commercial Real Estate of the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate at the University of San Diego.
In addition, I previously served as Luce Forward’s managing partner for four years and was also a member of the firm’s executive committee.