Curfman, David A.

Represents both lenders and borrowers on complex, high-dollar real estate loans. Deep expertise in loan origination, acquisition and disposition and hospitality. Exceeds $1 billion in yearly loan origination.

With a focus on real estate finance, David Curfman advises both lenders and borrowers on a variety of loan types, including securitized, bridge and construction financing, among others. He has a pragmatic approach and finds innovative and equitable solutions to clients’ real-world problems, with a constant eye on clients’ ultimate business goals.

David’s practice has a national scope and includes asset types ranging from hospitality, office, and industrial to retail, mixed use, and multifamily. On the originations side, David negotiates loans ranging from single-asset acquisition loans to cross-state portfolio loans with proceeds in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

David shepherds all aspects of the loan process from start to finish, advising on term sheets, diligencing loan assets, negotiating loan documents and closing loan transactions. Aside from traditional real estate loans, David also advises on mezzanine and preferred equity loan structures. He also provides counsel on workout strategies and solutions for distressed or defaulted loans.

Prior to joining the firm, David worked as a real estate associate with Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago, Illinois. 

Representative Matters
  • Represented Brue Baukol Capital Partners with its partner Brinkman in the acquisition and construction financing of the high profile Foundry development site in Loveland, Colorado. The acquired parcels at Foundry will be developed into two multifamily complexes with mixed-use ground floor components.

  • Represented hotel borrower in obtaining construction financing, consisting of a senior construction loan, mezzanine loan, and preferred equity investment.

  • Representing a REIT client in the $400 million sale of a portfolio of single-tenant office and industrial properties across 7 states, including the partial defeasance of existing debt.

  • Counseling a residential developer client in the development of a residential community, including structuring and negotiating the sales of residential lots to a variety of home builders.

  • Representing an oil and gas support services client in the negotiation of a build-to-suit lease for construction of a new operating facility.

  • Representing a national institutional investor in the acquisition of 18 multifamily properties along Colorado’s Front Range comprising nearly 6,000 units.

  • Represented DLJ Real Estate partners in the sale of a portfolio of three Courtyard Marriott Hotels located in Charlotte, NC; Lynchburg, VA; and Princeton, NJ.

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Board of Trustees, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Rocky Mountain Chapter

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  • J.D., 2009, magna cum laude, Washington University School of Law, Order of the Coif
  • B.A., 2005, cum laude, Duke University
  • Colorado
  • Illinois