Strategic Realty Advisors, Inc.

  Consultants to Commercial Tenants on Relocation, Renewal and Occupancy Issues


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David Kaplan
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David E. Kaplan


Mr. Kaplan is a commercial real estate consultant on issues involving:

  • tenant representation, including relocation, lease renewal, and lease restructuring;
  • negotiation strategy and lease negotiation;
  • coordination of legal, accounting and insurance reviews;
  • coordination of design and construction for tenant improvements;
  • sublease/assignment/recapture representation;
  • purchase/sale representation; lease/purchase assessment;
  • tax-exempt financing; DC Enterprise Zone-based acquisitions and leasing, including special financing, capital gains exemptions and employee tax credits;
  • evaluation and control of rent escalation and operating expense passthroughs.

His tenant representation projects for professional, not-for-profit, association and governmental clients exceed two million square feet. Also a founder of two business enterprises, he has experience in securities and other litigation, federal regulatory affairs, and commercial transactions, and for over thirty years has specialized in commercial real estate transactions.

Mr. Kaplan is a former chair of the Steering Committee of the DC Bar Real Estate, Housing and Land Use Section Real Property Transactions Committee, and is a former chair of its Standard Commercial Lease Project. He has taught numerous seminars on commercial leasing for the DC Bar and other professional organizations, has published articles in his area of expertise in various professional publications, and has served as an expert witness on commercial leasing matters in federal and DC courts.

JD, with honors, 1980
George Washington University National Law Center
Washington, DC

BA, History, 1977
Haverford College
Haverford, Pennsylvania

Professional Experience
1991 - Present
Strategic Realty Advisors, Inc.
Washington, DC

1985 - 1991
Tenant Representation
Larson, Ball & Gould, Inc.
Washington Realty Group, Inc.
Washington, DC

1980 - 1985
Associate Attorney
McKenna & Cuneo and
Kleinfeld, Kaplan & Becker
Washington, DC

Contributing Editor
Practice Checklist Manual for Drafting Leases
American Law Institute-American Bar Association, 1994

Negotiating Commercial Lease Escalation Clauses
Practical Real Estate Lawyer (ABA), March 1992

Hold That Line: Controlling Rent Increases Over the Long Term
Washington Lawyer (DC Bar), January/February 1992

Leasing for Nonprofit Organizations
Center for Nonprofit Advancement, 2005, 2000 and 1990

Office Relocation Issues (three day workshop)
Urban Land Institute, 2003

Letters of Intent: Addressing Major Economic Issues in Real Estate Contracts
Greater Washington Commercial Association of Realtors, 1996

Commercial Office Leasing
District of Columbia Bar, 1993 and 1996

Law Office Management: Office Leasing
District of Columbia Bar, 1992

Tax Exempt Financing for Nonprofits
District of Columbia Bar, 1992

Advanced Leasing Issues Workshop
District of Columbia Bar, 1990 (Part I) and 1991 (Part II)

Standard Commercial Lease
District of Columbia Bar, 1989

Workletter Issues in Commercial Leasing
District of Columbia Bar, 1989

Trends in Commercial Leasing
District of Columbia Bar, 1988