Education

Cornell Law School
JD, 1988, cum laude

Senior Editor, Cornell Law Review

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
BS, 1985

Admissions

Massachusetts

New Hampshire

Practice Areas

David B. Currie

Partner

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David Currie has over 25 years of experience handling real estate matters with a particular focus on real estate private equity funds.  He represents these funds as well as investors and developers across all aspects of their real estate projects.  Additionally, Mr. Currie has substantial in-house experience, having served as general counsel/chief legal officer for three companies actively involved in commercial real estate, most recently at The Davis Companies, a fully integrated real estate investment, management and development company where he was responsible for all legal matters. 

Mr. Currie is listed in Best Lawyers in America.

Practice Focus

Real Estate:  representation of real estate investors and developers in all aspects of acquisition, disposition, financing, leasing and development of real property. 

Representative Engagements

  • Counsel to real estate private equity fund in acquisition of numerous fee, leasehold and debt interests in office, retail, industrial andmulti-family properties, including:
    • Acquisition of non-performing $23 million mortgage loan secured by 190,000 square foot office complex and consummation of subsequent deed-in-lieu of foreclosure.
    • $15.3 million acquisition and related financing of 231,000 square foot office building.
    • Acquisition of 248,000 square foot industrial/warehouse property and negotiation of related joint venture.
    • $13.25 million acquisition and related financing of 105,000 square foot retail property and negotiation of related joint venture with local operating partner.
    • Acquisition of non-performing mortgage loan secured by 662-unit apartment complex and consummation of subsequent deed-in-lieu of foreclosure and related financing.
    • $33 million acquisition at foreclosure and related financing of two office buildings totaling 267,000 square feet.
    • Acquisition of 41 units in failed condominium project at foreclosure and subsequent liquidation.      
    • Acquisition and related financing of non-performing mortgage loan secured by two office buildings totaling over 303,000 square feet and consummation of subsequent deed-in-lieu of foreclosure.
    • $35 million acquisition and related financing of six-building office/flex/warehouse complex.
    • Acquisition and related financing of non-performing mortgage loan secured by six-building complex and consummation of subsequent deed-in-lieu of foreclosure from over 30 tenant-in-common investors.
  • Represented real estate investment syndicate in acquisition and related financing of pool of six performing commercial mortgages located in five states.
  • Acquisition of 150,000 square foot medical office building in joint venture with physician tenants and related financing.
  • Acquisition and related leaseback of 24,000 square foot office building and related financing.
  • Negotiation of joint venture for acquisition and development of 168-unit 40B housing project.
  • Represented healthcare company in acquisition and related financing of industrial property and securing of local and state permits and approvals for redevelopment as 60-bed rehabilitation hospital.
  • Represented distressed debt investor in acquisition of $53 million in distressed loans from US Department of Housing and Urban Development, related financing, and liquidation or restructuring of subject loans.
  • Closing and subsequent restructuring of $35 million revolving credit facility for senior housing company.
  • $150 million acquisition and subsequent refinancing of chain of six senior housing facilities.

Publications and Presentations

  • “Real World Challenges in Property Acquisition,” panelist, 4th Annual Real Estate General Counsel Forum, September 2014.
  • “Property Acquisition: Due Diligence, War Stories & Checklists,” moderator, 3rd Annual Real Estate General Counsel Forum East, September 2013.
  • “Loan Documentations, Deficiencies, Lender Liability & Cure Options” and “Note Sales/Acquisitions/Distressed Debt Investing: What an In-House Real Estate Lawyer Needs to Know,” panelist, The 2nd Western Real Estate General Counsel’s Forum, May 2013.

Professional and Community Involvement

Mr. Currie has lectured on a variety of real estate topics at organizations such as the Information Management Network, Law Seminars International, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., the greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Professional Educational Systems, Inc., the Boston Bar Association and the Metrowest Center for Continuing Education.

Mr. Currie is a member of the NAIOP and has been appointed to its National Trends in Real Estate Development IV Forum. 

Mr. Currie has also served on the Board of Directors of Robert F. Kennedy Action Corps., Inc. and the Andover School of Montessori.  He is a member of the Andover Massachusetts Housing Trust Fund Board and an Assistant Treasurer of the South Church of Andover.

 

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