David Houston concentrates his practice on real estate development, with particular emphasis on land use, zoning, and commercial leasing.
David represents land developers, owners, companies, and institutions, including prominent office and mixed use developers in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. He regularly provides in-depth zoning and land use analysis and counsel on a variety of complex development issues. He works with clients to analyze applicable development requirements, prepare all necessary applications, garner support for projects, and review and present land use proposals in public hearings and other forums.
David also has significant commercial leasing experience representing both landlords and tenants in transactions ranging from specialty retailers, theatres, big box stores, restaurants, fitness centers and entertainment uses, to in-line retail stores in super-regional and regional malls, lifestyle centers, neighborhood shopping centers, and mixed use street-level locations.
Chambers USA has recognized David since 2007 as a leading real estate attorney in Northern Virginia. In 2013, he was selected by Virginia Business Magazine as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite: Real Estate/Land Use” attorneys. He has also received an AV® Preeminent Rating in both legal ability and ethical standards from Martindale-Hubbell®.