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David A. Singer
David A. Singer has 30 years of professional experience in Government and the real estate industry. David joined the Elias Group in July 2000 after previously serving as a senior real estate attorney with Pillsbury Winthrop, where he managed acquisitions, sales, and leasing transactions for commercial property owners, directed due diligence on the acquisition of  development properties, negotiated and drafted purchase and sale agreements, joint venture agreements, construction and architectural contracts, asset management agreements, and  hotel management agreements. David also specialized in counseling clients on the acquisition of retail real estate out of Bankruptcy.

Prior to engaging in private practice, David served as Associate General Counsel with Nine West Group, Inc., where he served as the senior real estate counsel for largest wholesaler/retailer of women’s fashion footwear. He managed and supervised commercial leasing transactions for all Nine West retail stores in the United States and Canada and managed and supervised leasing attorneys, paralegals and administrative staff.

Prior to joining Nine West, David spent over 11 years serving as counsel to national shopping center owners, specifically, Corporate Property Investors and Levin Management Corporation, where he managed leasing transactions, acquisitions, dispositions and refinancings and closed over 700 transactions for over 3 million square feet with an aggregate value over $300,000,000. David also worked as the project director for a proposed 1,000 unit residential development in Somerset County, NJ, coordinating the land use approval process on behalf of the property owner. David also served as the Executive Director of the 42nd Street Development Corporation, working on a joint venture with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for a proposed mixed-use development project on West 42nd Street.

David’s community service includes being a founding trustee of the Harrison Educational Foundation, and serving as a trustee on the Board of Education for the Harrison Central School District.

David is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association and the New York State Bar Association. He is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey.

David received a BA from Tufts University and his JD from the Washington College of Law of the American University.

Michael S. Siegal
David A. Singer
Government and real estate specialist.

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