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David Lacaze

David Lacaze


David Lacaze heads the real estate practice in the Paris office.



David is a Private Equity Real Estate specialist highly regarded in the French market. He advises French and international clients with a particular focus on operating/equity partner partnerships. His sector expertise is notably recognised in the hotel and logistics sectors (ICPE or last mile logistics). He is regularly involved in real estate investment transactions.

He is acclaimed by international directories such as Legal 500 and Chambers. One client commented in the 2021 edition of Legal 500: "David Lacaze and his team approach all of our cases with rare finesse and relevance. They got to know us and understand with great efficiency all our legal and business issues. Their work is remarkable. The success of our last operations was made possible thanks to the quality of the advice of Me Lacaze and his team". Other clients praised his "smart and relevant analyses," his "great apprehension of future difficulties", his "availability and efficiency".

David's experience includes advising on:

  • Générale Continentale Investissements (GCI), a leader in commercial real estate investment and development, on the off-plan (VEFA) acquisition, through a joint venture created with a vehicle managed by Crédit Suisse, of Blue Bird (a project for the construction of an office building in Montrouge, France), from Kaufman & Broad, Idevi and Palladio Promotion
  • Mont Thabor Invest S.A. on the acquisition of a car park comprising 411 places located 66, avenue des Champs Elysées (in Paris, France)
  • JP Morgan Asset Management in relation to the development of a 16,500 sq. m. upscale and eco-responsible resort in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in partnership with the DeSavoie Group, specialized in the hotel sector, mobility and green technologies
  • B&B Hotels, the leading independent budget hotel group in France, on its acquisition of the Timhotel Berthier property in the 17th arrondissement of Paris from Timhotel Groupe 
  • Clarion Europe Partners on the off-plan (VEFA) acquisition of two vacant warehouses for the GPE IV fund located in Brebières and Réau, each with a surface area of 70,000 m²​



David graduated from HEC Paris (Hautes Etudes Commerciales in 1996, and from Paris I - Pantheon Sorbonne Law School in 1998. David has been a member of the Paris bar since 2000.

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