David M. Astrove

Managing Member

David Astrove is an esteemed commercial real estate attorney who has spent more than 40 years focusing on the complex intersection of corporate finance and real estate transactions. He is highly sought after by clients, and as local counsel, for his negotiation skills and ability to navigate intricate financial arrangements. Areas in which David has built a reputation as a trusted advisor include debt and equity financing, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, leases, partnerships, venture capital transactions, structured finance, securitizations, 1031 tax deferred exchanges and transactions involving the DC Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (“TOPA”), market and affordable housing transactions, ground leases, workouts and restructures, and other financial arrangements.

No matter the entity, David applies custom strategies uniquely tailored to meet his clients’ business goals. He has collaborated extensively with national banks, large corporations, individuals, institutional investors, developers, family businesses, publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs), foreign investors, syndicators, 501(c)(3) entities, and start-up companies to structure and execute deals while mitigating risk and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.

Beyond his adept counsel, David is highly regarded by his clients for his intuitive ability to understand their objectives and challenges. He communicates clearly, is highly responsive, and can explain complex legal concepts in a way that empowers clients to make sound business decisions. He also stays abreast of emerging trends and developments in corporate finance and real estate law, enabling his clients to remain competitive and secure positions at the forefront of their industries.

David maintains memberships in industry associations, such as the American Bar Association, and has an active role in the stewardship of several non-profits, including serving as a board member of Food & Friends, Inc., and Main Street Connect, Inc.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • Washington Hebrew Congregation — Board Member and Past President
  • Food & Friends, Inc. — Board Member
  • Main Street Connect, Inc. — Board Member
  • Union of Reform Judaism — Trustee

Awards & Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers®, The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 list for Real Estate Law