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David Sudeck is a senior member of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® and JMBM's real estate department. His practice primarily involves the complex issues associated with major commercial real estate projects, particularly those involving hotels, resorts, and mixed-use projects. 

David is a seasoned real estate attorney and deal maker with an international reputation for his expertise on projects with a hospitality component. He focuses in particular on providing practical counsel on critically important management and branding agreement issues. He is also widely recognized for providing top business and legal advice to hotel owners and lenders in the purchase, sale, development, construction, financing, leasing, and sale-leaseback of properties.  

When he is not working on traditional senior debt or mezzanine financings for owners or lenders, David is likely working on creative joint ventures or "alternate" commercial property assessed clean energy (C-PACE) or EB-5 financings, as the head of the Firm’s C-PACE and EB-5 Finance groups. In the last 12 months, David and his team have closed more than $250 million of C-PACE financings, and David has been involved in virtually all of the $1.5 billion of EB-5 financings the Firm has handled. David also serves on the Public Policy Committee of the IIUSA, the EB-5 industry’s trade group for regional centers.
Education

MRED, University of Southern California, 2003
high honors

J.D., UCLA School of Law, 1996
Order of the Coif

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1993
magna cum laude

Bar Admissions State Bar of California, 1996
Associations

Senior and Young Leadership Executive Committees, Jewish Federation, Real Estate & Construction Division
Cabinet Member & Member

USC Lusk Real Estate Alumni and Friends

American Resort Development Association (ARDA)

Gen Next Organization

Guest lecturer for USC Law School Real Estate Law and MRED Hotel and Timeshare Development courses

Awards & Recognition
  • Recognized by the Los Angeles Times on their list of "Commercial Real Estate Visionaries: Professional Service Advisors," 2022
  • Ranked in Leisure & Hospitality by Chambers and Partners in Chambers USA 2021
  • Recognized by EB5 Investors Magazine on their list of “Top 15 Corporate Attorneys,” 2019
  • Selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer, 2014-2022
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in America® for 2022
  • Recognized as a Global Leader in Who’s Who Legal: Hospitality 2021
Credentials
Publications & Events
Videos

Alice spoke with David Sudeck, a senior partner in the JMBM Global Hospitality Group®, as part of our video interview series on hotel finance and investment opportunities in 2015.

Elizabeth spoke with David Sudeck, a senior partner in the JMBM Global Hospitality Group®, as part of our video interview series on hotel finance and investment opportunities in 2015.

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