David J. Pezza | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

David J. Pezza

Partner, Chicago

T +1 312 915 3100

E [email protected]

Overview

David Pezza is a Partner in the Global M&A Practice Group and a member of the Real Estate Industry Group, based in the Chicago office. David's practice focuses on sophisticated real estate transactions, including the representation of private and institutional investors, and owners and developers in connection with the acquisition, disposition, development and financing of commercial real estate properties. He has also been involved in the negotiation and structuring of joint-venture agreements with respect to the various transactions he has been involved in.

David's experience includes a wide range of asset types, including mixed use projects, land for development, retail properties, office buildings and hospitality projects.

David is a Certified Public Accountant.

David has had significant experience in: Real Estate Development, Acquisitions and Dispositions, Financing, Leasing, Loan Workouts, Ground Leases, Construction, and Economic incentives.

Bars and Courts

  • Illinois State Bar

Education

  • JD, DePaul University, College of Law
  • BA, DePaul University, College of Commerce

Languages

  • English

Experience

David's representative transactions prior to joining the Firm include the representation of:

The purchaser/owner of twelve regional shopping centers having a value in excess of US$2 billion in 2 separate transactions and continuing in the leasing and management of those and additional shopping centers across the United States.

The purchase of an over 100 property loan portfolio having an outstanding loan balance in excess of US$4.5 billion, including all real estate related matters associated with such purchase and issues arising thereafter.

An institutional real estate investor in the acquisition, financing and operation of five first class hotels valued at more than US$600 million.

The joint venture comprising Centennial Real Estate Co., Montgomery Street Partners, USAA Real Estate Co. and Westfield America for a US$100 million refinance of the 1.4 million-square-foot Fox Valley Mall located in Aurora, Illinois.

Institutional real estate investor in the formation of a development program with an international manufacturer for the development and construction of a dozen major manufacturing facilities in the United States and Canada.

The developer of a Casino, including development and construction agreements and assistance in the licensing process.

An institutional real estate investor in a major mixed use development, including the ground lease and land acquisition, 150,000-square-foot office lease, 33,000-square-foot health and fitness facility lease, US$65 million financing, US$20 million tax increment financing, numerous retail leases and the development and sale of a hotel pad site.

Numerous borrowers in mortgage and secured loan transactions having a collective value in excess of US$750 million within the last 12 months.

Speaking Engagements

Moderator at Bisnow's Chicago Student Housing and University Development Event Chicago, IL, March 2018

Moderator at Bisnow's National Retail Summit: Midwest Series Chicago, IL, February 2018

Moderator at Bisnow's National Retail Summit: Southwest Series Dallas, TX, September 2018