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Thomas R. Castiello


Arent Fox

Title: Real Estate Practice Leader

Has been featured in The National Law Journal’s “District’s Deal Makers of the Year” report

Represented the Inspired Teaching Demonstration Public Charter School

Thomas Castiello represents a wide variety of clients in all aspects of their real estate activities. He has extensive experience in acquisitions, joint ventures, financings and dispositions involving a broad range of commercial real estate assets. Among other clients, Castiello has represented Goldman Sachs, Fannie Mae, DLC Management Corporation, DSC Partners LLC, 1788 Holdings, L.L.C., Buccini/Pollin Group and Edge Principal Advisors, LLC.

In addition, Castiello has extensive experience working with a number of DC public charter schools in connection with, among other things, the acquisition, financing and development of campus facilities.

Castiello has also represented a number of clients in connection with the acquisition, financing and disposition of professional sports franchises and sports and entertainment facilities.

Selected Representative Transactions

  • Representing Goldman Sachs in connection with the disposition of the Bank of America Tower in Charlotte, NC.
  • Representing DSC Partners LLC in connection with the acquisition and financing of a 28-building portfolio in Montgomery County, MD, as well as the acquisition and financing of a 15-office building portfolio in Chesapeake and Norfolk, VA.
  • Representing KIPP DC in connection with the acquisition and financing of the Ferebee-Hope Campus. The financing involved a tax-exempt bond financing transaction.
  • Representing DLC Management Corporation in connection with a wide array of real estate matters, including the acquisition, equity structuring, and financing of the Village at Allen, an open-air retail center located in Allen, TX.
  • Representing the owners of Washington Sports & Entertainment Limited Partnership in connection with the sale of all of its interests in the Washington Capitals, the Washington Mystics, the Washington Wizards, Verizon Center, and the Washington-Baltimore Ticketmaster franchise to Monumental Sports & Entertainment.

These are some of the reasons that we named Castiello to our Washington, DC 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.