Dave Woods has more than a decade of experience in corporate and institutional real estate, including hospitality, construction, multifamily, office, and industrial financings. These financings encompass numerous construction loans in jurisdictions across the United States, including projects involving EB-5 (immigrant investor program) financing, as well as hotel financings and hotel construction financings involving convention center and airport hotels on private and public land, resort hotels, and hotels in major urban areas, all of which have been franchised and non-franchised.
Dave also has worked extensively on the syndication, participation, and repurchase of commercial mortgage loans; complex capital structures, including multiproperty financings; mortgage loans with multiple levels of mezzanine financing; and A/B note structures. Additionally, he has experience with commercial mortgage backed security (CMBS) financings, loan sales and modifications, workouts and restructurings, deeds-in-lieu, and foreclosures.
In addition to his real estate finance experience, Dave regularly represents clients in commercial leasing, acquisitions, and dispositions and sale-leasebacks. He has handled the sale, leasing, and financing of cellular towers and real property owned, leased, and financed by not-for-profit entities, including not-for-profit lenders and secondary education institutions.
Dave has contributed to several real estate finance-related articles and presentations.
The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.
Represented a large institutional lender in connection with more than $300 million in construction financing for resort projects on the grounds of a major U.S. theme park.
Represented a large institutional lender in connection with its $250 million construction financing of a mixed-use hotel and retail project in Manhattan.
Represented a large institutional lender in connection with the workout of a portfolio of mortgage loans totaling more than $1 billion, which included bankruptcy proceedings and DIP financing.
Represented a REIT in connection with secured and unsecured credit facilities totaling $1 billion.
Represented a large institutional lender in connection with financing secured by a number of horse racing tracks and casinos located throughout the United States.
"He is smart, practical and a problem solver."Chambers USA
- University of Illinois (J.D. magna cum laude 2004; Order of the Coif; Editor, University of Illinois Law Review; B.S. summa cum laude 2001; Bronze Tablet)
Chambers USA directory (2022): Illinois, real estate — described as "has a strong business sense that helps to maneuver through challenging situations," "he's excellent," and "he is smart, practical and a problem solver"