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David Ortigoza focuses his practice on commercial real estate matters, including acquisition and disposition of fee and ground leasehold interests; real property financing and refinancing; lease agreements for office, retail, and industrial properties; and property management agreements and leasing agreements. David understands that being a real estate attorney means getting the deal done while at the same time mitigating risks and keeping costs low. David is part of a team that also assists clients with matters relating to the transactions listed above, such as title, survey, and zoning due diligence, forming entities, negotiating loan agreements and performing diligence on existing leases and service contracts.

Prior to his legal career, David worked in the commercial real estate industry as an asset manager and workout specialist for distressed commercial real estate assets. He also served as a bond surveillance analyst for a proprietary trader of commercial mortgage-backed securities.


  • Negotiation of property management agreements and leasing agreements
  • Acquisition of investment grade office, retail, and industrial properties in primary markets
  • Negotiation of loan agreements with institutional lenders for purchase financing and refinancing owned real properties
  • Negotiation of commercial leases for major leases at office, retail, and industrial properties
  • Assist asset managers in the management of owned/managed properties such as landlord-tenant issues, vendor contracts, and compliance with loan, legal, and regulatory obligations



  • Lead counsel in the acquisition of an Austin, Texas mixed-use destination retail, multifamily and office center, which included condominium units and real property ownership; the acquisition consisted of 622K SF of retail, 563 multifamily units and 125K SF of office
  • Lead counsel in the acquisition of a San Francisco, California carrier hotel consisting of 118KSF of office and its own meet-me-room
  • Negotiate property management agreements and leasing agreements with nationally recognized property management firms for office, multifamily, retail and industrial properties, including corporate headquarters for multinational companies
  • Negotiate leases with big box retailers, multi-floor office tenants and cold storage tenants

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, Chambers & Partners USA Real Estate Law Firm of the Year, 2018 and 2022
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Texas Super Lawyers "Rising Star," 2019 


  • J.D., with honors, University of Texas School of Law, 2009
  • B.S., Business Administration and Management, cum laude, University of Southern California, 2001
  • Texas