David Meckler focuses on all aspects of commercial real estate law and represents real estate investors, capital providers, owners, developers, and others in all aspects of real estate related transactions. His practice focuses on capital investment directed to real estate and real estate operating companies, financings within all segments of the capital stack, joint ventures, and property and operating company acquisitions and dispositions.

Mr. Meckler’s clients include:

  • Private equity funds and investment advisors
  • Publicly traded REITs
  • Real estate operating companies
  • Healthcare systems and providers
  • Investment banking firms
  • Private US and International investors

Mr. Meckler’s recent experience includes:

  • William Lyon Homes in its US$520 million acquisition of Polygon Northwest Homes
  • William Lyon Homes in its acquisition of RSI Communities 
  • Granite Communities in its US$300 million sale to Apollo USRE Granite REIT. 
  • Safe Harbor Marinas in its US$270 million purchase of Brewer Yachts, encompassing 26 marinas and related assets in a deal that created the largest marina company in the United States
  • LifeStorage in its US$1.35 billion sale to Sovran Self Storage
  • Digital Realty Trust in its US$1.89 billion acquisition of Telx
  • Xenia Hotels & Resorts in its spin-off of US$4 billion in full service hotel assets from Inland American Real Estate Trust
  • Lineage Logistics in its acquisition of Millard Refrigerated Services (temperature controlled warehousing) 
  • Extra Space Storage in its US$1.4 billion acquisition of SmartStop Self Storage
  • Realty Income Corporation in its US$3.1 billion acquisition of American Realty Capital Trust
  • Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II (special committee) in its US$4 billion sale to NorthStar Realty Finance Corp.
  • American Real Estate Trust in its US$1.1 billion sale to NorthStar Realty Finance Corp.BRE Properties, Inc. in its US$15.4 billion merger with Essex Property Trust, Inc.
  • Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. acquisition of Harveys Casino Resorts for US$712 million 
  • MPG Office Trust, Inc. in its merger with an affiliate of Brookfield, with a transaction value of US$2.3 billion
  • Pacific Medical Buildings in its “downREIT” formation transaction with Nationwide Health Properties to acquire 18 medical office buildings (MOB) from Pacific Medical Buildings for US$800 million, a 50/50 interest in its property management company and a pipeline agreement for US$1 billion of new MOB development 
  • Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. and Rexford Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. in their respective partnership roll- up IPOs
  • Healthpeak Properties (formerly known as HCP, Inc.) in connection with its formation of a strategic alliance with Brookdale Senior Living Inc. to operate 37 senior living communities a so-called RIDEA structure
  • Healthpeak Properties (formerly known as HCP, Inc.) in connection with its US$5.3 billion acquisition of CNL Retirement Properties, Inc. 
  • Landmark Dividend in its partnership roll-up and MLP IPO
  • Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc. in its partnership roll-up and REIT IPO 
  • Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. in its partnership roll- up and REIT IPO

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, University of Southern California Gould School of Law, 1989
  • BA, University of California, Los Angeles, 1986