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David Alvarado


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David Alvarado


  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
  • B.A., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • California

David Alvarado epitomizes CGS3’s common sense, street-smart approach to getting sophisticated deals done.  He is an adept and versatile lawyer who is passionate about helping clients capitalize on opportunities.  He continues to be the go-to lawyer for several of Southern California’s leading real estate companies due to his ability to solve problems, maximize negotiating leverage, build momentum, grow relationships and timely and effectively close transactions.

David’s practice focuses on purchase and sale, debt and equity financing, development, construction and leasing transactions. He has broad-based experience across all asset classes and property types, from retail and residential to office, industrial and raw land.  David also advises clients regarding day-to-day operational matters and property management issues.

David has been the lead attorney on major development projects with a total aggregate consideration of well over $1 billion.  He has worked on real property acquisition and disposition contracts with a total aggregate consideration of more than $5 billion.  And, he has achieved great success for both landlords and tenants with the completion of lease transactions covering millions of square feet.

“Clients are trusting me with their livelihoods and aspirations, and because of this, I am passionate about and committed to helping them maximize their goals. I pride myself in timely identifying the business and legal issues that are at the heart of the deal, taking into account the negotiating context and applying my market knowledge acquired from comparable transactions.  This allows me to create ideal negotiating strategies, deal structures and document sets based on the circumstances.”

David gives seminars to real estate professionals and graduate students on a variety of legal issues, and has lectured on real estate law topics at USC, UCLA and Loyola Marymount University.


Professional & Community Involvement
  • UCLA Ziman Real Estate Alumni Group, Board Member
  • Cal Poly Alumni Advisory Board, Board Member
  • “Leaders in Law”, Firm Attorney Nominee, Los Angeles Business Journal(2019)
  • “Tomorrow’s Leaders in Southern California,” Real Estate Forum (2015)
  • Rising Stars, Southern California Super Lawyers (2014-2015)