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David C. Cook


Foley & Lardner

Title: Partner

Served approximately six years in the U.S. Army and attained the rank of Captain

Serves on Congressman John Rutherford's Service Academy Selection Board

David Cook is the national chair of the firm’s real estate practice. He has more than 30 years of real estate experience representing real estate funds, public companies, REITs, owners-developers, institutional investors and high-net worth individuals and family offices.

A significant portion of Cook’s work involves the acquisition, financing and disposition of multi-asset, multi-state portfolios, both negotiated and auctioned transactions, involving most asset classes, including multi-family, golf course communities, resorts, shopping centers, storage facilities, senior and assisted living facilities, office and timberland.

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  • Represented a public REIT in the $2.7-billion acquisition of a portfolio of 101 shopping centers located across the US.
  • Represented NorthPoint Development in the approximately $528-million sale of its self-storage portfolio consisting of 36 facilities located in 12 states to Public Storage.
  • Represented a private equity fund in its $78-million acquisition of a downtown Tampa Class A office tower.
  • Represented a private development company in the sale of The Cliffs Communities, consisting of seven golf course communities in the Carolina mountains.
  • Represented a client in the acquisition of three multifamily portfolios consisting of 40 projects located with aggregate purchase price in excess of $1.5 billion.
  • Advised one of the lead investors in connection with the acquisition of a portion of International Paper’s 4.1-million-acre timberland portfolio – generally recognized as the largest private land sale since the Louisiana Purchase.
  • Advised the family office of one of the wealthiest individuals in the US in the acquisition of approximately 550,000 acres in FL.
  • Represented a life insurance company as lender’s counsel in connection with a $100-million revolving loan secured by approximately 26,000 acres of timberland located in 19 GA counties.

These are some of the reasons that we named Cook to our Florida & Gulf Coast grouping of Lawyers in Real Estate. These are real estate attorneys who have distinguished themselves in both their practice and the larger community.


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About Lisa McDuffie

Lisa McDuffie arrives at ConnectCRE via REALTOR® world, where she served for nearly two decades as communications director for one of the nation’s largest REALTOR® organizations. She supported two membership-elected presidents who were commercial real estate practitioners, and managed the communications initiatives of the organization’s commercial special interest group. When not following the latest commercial real estate news, Lisa is zeroed in on her charismatic off-the-track thoroughbred as she makes the transition from an utterly failed racehorse to a lovely show hunter.