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Darrel R.Davison

PartnerDarrel.Davison@ThompsonHine.com
Columbus

O 614.469.3231

Darrel R.Davison

Partner

Focus Areas

  • Representation of public and private companies and institutional investors in numerous acquisition, disposition, development and leasing transactions involving commercial real estate throughout the United States.
  • Counseled client in connection with more than $500 million of office, multi-family, retail and industrial development, acquisition and disposition transactions involving properties located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
  • Negotiation of multi-million dollar commercial mortgage and unsecured loan transactions, including $200 million unsecured revolving credit facility and $70 million commercial mortgage loan portfolio sale.
  • Negotiation of $147 million and $27 million dispositions of California office properties.
  • Negotiation of $110 million disposition of Washington multi-family property.
  • Representation of client in connection with approximately $230 million industrial portfolio acquisition transaction, involving properties located in Wisconsin, Illinois, Nevada, Mississippi, Arkansas, Indiana, Missouri, Tennessee and Colorado.
  • Negotiation of $101 million industrial portfolio disposition transaction, involving properties located in Texas, Minnesota, Illinois and Missouri.
  • Counseled client in connection with asset management responsibilities for $900 million real estate portfolio, including eleven downtown U.S. office properties owned by real estate investment trust.
  • Negotiation of $98 million disposition of California multi-family property.
  • Negotiation of $95 million disposition of Florida shopping center property.
  • Negotiation of $51 million disposition of California multi-family property.
  • Negotiation of $47 million disposition and $35 million mezzanine loan involving Florida multi-family property.
  • Negotiation of $47 million disposition of Minnesota mixed-use property.
  • Negotiation of $45 million disposition of Texas office property (new construction).
  • Negotiation of $40 million disposition of Texas industrial properties portfolio.
  • Negotiation of $40 million disposition of Minnesota office/flex properties portfolio.
  • Negotiation of $36 million disposition of Tennessee multi-family property.
  • Negotiation of $34 million disposition of North Carolina multi-family property.
  • Negotiation of $33 million disposition of Maryland office property.
  • Negotiation of $32 million disposition of Tennessee industrial property.
  • Negotiation of $22 million disposition of Missouri multi-family property.
  • Negotiation of $21 million acquisition of Texas office property.
  • Negotiation of $17 million disposition of Georgia office property.
  • Served as counsel to national and regional retailers and developers in negotiating and structuring acquisition, disposition, development and leasing transactions.
  • Representation of borrowers and lenders in commercial real estate financing transactions.
  • Experience with title insurance and survey issues, Section 1031 exchanges, easements, zoning law, condominium law, mechanics lien law, partition matters, commercial law, construction law, environmental law, homeowner’s association matters and residential real estate transactions.
  • Author, “To Own or Lease: Real Estate Issues for Small Businesses,” The Daily Reporter, September 2002
  • “Commercial Leases; Lender Issues,” Ohio State Bar Association, Columbus, Ohio; April 2011
  • “Opinion Letters,” Des Moines, Iowa, December 2010,
  • “Commercial Leases; Lender Issues,” Ohio State Bar Association, Columbus, Ohio, May 2010
  • “Commercial and Real Estate Loan Documents in Ohio: More Than Just Papers,” Lorman Education Services, Cleveland, Ohio, September 2007
  • “Real Estate Lending Requirements and Loan Documentation in Ohio,” Lorman Education Services, Independence, Ohio, September 2006
  • “Understanding the Construction Process from the Developer’s Perspective in Ohio,” Lorman Education Services, Columbus, Ohio, December 2005
  • “Real Estate Lending Requirements and Loan Documentation in Ohio,” Lorman Education Services, Cleveland, Ohio, September 2005
  • “Real Estate Opinion Letter Guidelines,” Columbus Bar Association, Real Property Committee, May 2003
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021-2023 for Real Estate Law
  • Listed in Columbus CEO, Top Lawyer for 2015
  • Listed in The Legal 500 in Real Estate, 2011, 2019, 2020 and 2022

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Community Activities

  • LifePoint Church, Lewis Center, Ohio, member and youth leader
  • Woodstone Homeowners Association, Lewis Center, Ohio, past board member
  • Iowa State FarmHouse Association, Ames, Iowa, past board member

Professional Activities

  • Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, Adjunct Professor of Law, Real Estate Finance and Mortgage Law; Estates, Wills and Trusts; Elder Law; Domestic Relations, January 2009 to present
  • Columbus State Community College, former adjunct instructor, Real Estate Law
  • Real Property Law Institute, Columbus Bar Association, chairman, Planning Committee, 2002 to 2003
  • International Council of Shopping Centers, member
  • OOGA (Ohio Oil and Gas Association), member

Education

  • Cornell University Law School, J.D., 1994
  • Iowa State University, B.S., 1989,
    with distinction

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa
  • Michigan
  • Nebraska
  • Ohio