Harvest Real Estate Law

David Levine

Partner / Los Angeles

David is a pragmatic, business-minded lawyer and savvy dealmaker.  He assists clients in a variety of matters involving real estate development, acquisition, construction, financing, land banking, and joint venture transactions.

David has significant experience with all asset classes, including multifamily, single-family rental pools, hotels and resorts, industrial, and office properties.  In every transaction, David becomes embedded in his clients’ business, gains an understanding of their appetite for risk, and remains mindful of their issues of particular concern. 

David’s clients include national and regional developers, REITs, institutional investors, public and private companies, and high-net-worth individuals.  He has specialized experience representing companies in the acquisition, management, financing, and leasing of hotels and other hospitality products.  With the hospitality industry’s particular nuances – employees, insurance, food and liquor licensing, and more – David works closely with his clients to negotiate franchise and management agreements with all the major hotel brands and operators.

Prior to joining Harvest, David practiced law at Milbank LLP and Elkins Kalt Weintraub Reuben Gartside LLP.

Notable Deals

  • Represented the owner of a portfolio of over 18,000 multifamily units in its purchase and sale, financing, and joint venture transactions.
  • Represented a leader in the single-family home rental industry in its joint venture and land banking transactions.
  • Represented a secured lender in real property-secured financings involving office, hotel, industrial, and multifamily projects throughout the United States.
  • Represented the issuer of $2.7 billion of CMBS financing of four hotel/casinos in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Represented a borrower in a variety of hotel construction financings throughout California.

Accolades

  • "Commercial Real Estate Visionaries: Professional Service Advisors," L.A. Times B2B Publishing (2024)

Education

  • J.D., USC Gould School of Law
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley

Bar Admissions

  • California