David W. Cartwright

David Cartwright is a former real estate partner and currently Of Counsel in O’Melveny’s Century City office. David’s specific areas of practice have included real property acquisitions, leasing, construction, land use, public contracts, public/private joint ventures, natural resources, and general real estate law. He is the Firm’s real estate counsel and leasing agent for all of its offices worldwide, and is responsible for the Firm’s internal office leasing and construction projects internationally. He is also a California licensed real estate broker.

In recent years, David has assisted many O’Melveny clients with the development and implementation of a corporate real estate strategy. Typically, this includes securing or relocating a headquarters facility and developing ancillary operational facilities throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, or alternatively developing an exit strategy from past real estate commitments. Elements of the strategy may include turnkey development, leasing and subleasing, design and construction contracts, development agreements, design/build, California Environmental Quality Act compliance, and financing. David has managed projects in China, Hong Kong, Japan, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Mexico, and Indonesia, in addition to his work in the United States. As a result he is conversant with real estate markets throughout the world.

David is a trustee of the Autry National Center of the American West. He handled the recent merger of the Autry with the Southwest Museum.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Real Estate, 2) Environmental Law and 3) Environment and Natural Resources
Law School University of Illinois, College of Law, J.D., 1981
Education College of William and Mary, A.B., 1978
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm O Melveny & Myers LLP
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