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Dean Luo is a member of the Real Estate Practice in Greenberg Traurig’s Washington, D.C. office. He assists entrepreneurial individuals, private equity funds, and private and public companies in the acquisition, disposition, financing, development, and management of all types of properties, as well as in joint venture formation. He has had particular experience in affordable and mixed-income housing development and financing using complex public and private funding sources.



  • Represented a property owner in the recapitalization and partial redevelopment of a large affordable housing development in Washington, D.C.°
  • Represented a purchaser in the acquisition and redevelopment of a shopping center in Washington, D.C.°
  • Represented a nonprofit developer in a Low Income Housing Tax Credit investor syndication buyout transaction.°
  • Counseled a nonprofit developer in a Freddie Mac permanent financing transaction for a high-rise affordable housing project in Baltimore, Maryland.°
  • Assisted a mezzanine lender in connection with the refinancing of a large portfolio of rent-controlled apartments in Washington, D.C.°
  • Assisted various lenders in closing numerous Federal Housing Administration-insured multifamily financings across the country.°
  • Provided zoning and land use opinions on the development potential of real properties throughout Northern Virginia.°
  • Represented a developer in the financing and closing of a transit-oriented mixed-use development next to a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority rail station.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Luo prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Legal Intern, Export-Import Bank of the United States, Office of the General Counsel, 2018
  • Judicial Intern, Chambers of Associate Judge John M. Mott, District of Columbia Superior Court, 2017

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, D.C. Bar Real Estate, Housing and Land Use Community, 2020-Present
  • Member, Asian Pacific American Bar Association – DC (APABA-DC), 2016-Present
  • Member, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), 2020-Present
  • Volunteer, Martha’s Table, 2017
  • Volunteer, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program Tax Preparer, 2019
  • Volunteer, DC Bar Landlord Tenant Resource Center, 2018-2019
  • Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity, 2021


  • J.D., with honors, The George Washington University Law School
    • Associate, The George Washington Law Review
  • B.A., University of California at Berkeley
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Virginia
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin Chinese