Douglas Pyle

Doug advises clients on the acquisition, financing, leasing, and disposition of all types of real estate assets.
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Doug’s practice encompasses the full spectrum of real estate transactional law, including the development, acquisition, financing, leasing, operation, and disposition of all types of commercial, residential, industrial, agricultural and mixed-use properties.

Doug uses his experience working in-house to look beyond the immediate transaction and to ensure that his clients’ medium and long term needs are addressed. He understands that closing the transaction is often only the first step in a lease, acquisition, joint venture or financing and provides counsel and guidance that goes beyond that mere first step.

In addition to his traditional real estate practice, Doug has worked extensively on the development and financing of renewable energy and other infrastructure projects.  He has represented renewable energy developers in the leasing and acquisition of more than 900,000 acres of land for over 40 project sites in 14 states, Canada and the Caribbean comprising over 9,000 MW in potential generating capacity.  Doug has helped his clients develop, sell, acquire and finance projects producing thousands of megawatts of power generation.

Client Work

Doug’s recent representative projects include:

  • Representing a publicly-traded REIT in the leasing of Class-A office properties in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
  • Representing luxury brands such as Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta and G-Star Raw in the leasing of retail space across North America.
  • Representing a private equity company in the formation of a joint venture for the development of a hotel in Austin, Texas.
  • Representing the seller in the sale of a R&D/Office property in San Diego, California.
  • Representing a real estate private equity company in the borrowing of a bridge loan for the conversion of a hotel to workforce housing in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
  • Representing a real estate private equity company in the sale of an apartment complex in Vallejo, California.
  • Representing a real estate private equity company in the acquisition and financing of a senior living complex in Peoria, Arizona.
  • Representing a lender in a loan secured by a hotel in Dallas, Texas.
  • Representing a preferred equity investor in the refinancing of hotel in New York, New York.
  • Representing a private investor in the sale of an industrial property in Kapolei, Hawaii.

Previous Work

Before joining ArentFox Schiff, Doug was in-house counsel at the largest publicly traded developer, owner, and manager of Class A office properties in the country.

Life Beyond the Law

Doug enjoys skiing and spending time outdoors with his wife and their three children. He is an avid soccer fan.


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  • Languages
  • Bar & Court Admissions
    • California Bar
  • Education
    University of Illinois, College of Law, JD
    DePaul University, BA