Reed P. Sexter is a Partner in the Firm’s Real Estate and Finance Practice Group.  Mr. Sexter has more than 20 years of commercial real estate and general business transactional law experience representing lenders, borrowers, developers, landlords and tenants.  He concentrates his practice on real estate finance on behalf of institutional and non-institutional lenders and national and regional lenders and borrowers; the acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate properties; retail, commercial office and industrial leasing for both landlords and tenants; and real estate development.  In the area of commercial real estate finance, Mr. Sexter has closed over $5 billion of loans during his career and focuses on all aspects of secured lending, including permanent and construction financing, mezzanine lending, revolving credit facilities and real estate loan syndications and participations for all types of commercial real estate projects including office, multi-family, hotel, and shopping centers.


Representative Loan Transactions:

  • $400,000,000 Revolving Credit Facility– Lender
  • $60,000,000 Term Loan (Washington, DC) – Lender
  • $90,000,000 Construction Loan (San Diego, CA) – Lender
  • $139,000,000 Construction Loan (California) – Lender
  • $30,000,000 Term Loan (Boston, MA) – Lender
  • $20,000,000 Term Loan (Dallas, TX) – Lender
  • $44,000,000 Term Loan (Denver, CO) – Lender
  • $20,000,000 Term Loan (Boston, MA) – Lender 

Representative Lease Transactions: 

  • 400,000 square foot headquarters lease (Washington, DC) – Tenant
  • 300,000 square foot law firm lease (Washington, DC) – Tenant
  • Represent numerous landlords in leasing buildings (office and retail) located in Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia) – Landlord
  • Leasing for healthcare company with 80 locations in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia – Tenant
  • Leasing for various national tenants (throughout the United States)


  • Acquisition of headquarters building of nationally-recognized think tank ($100,000,000) – Washington, DC – Purchaser
  • Ground Lease of development parcel for 300 plus unit luxury apartment building ($50,000,000) – Washington, DC – Ground Lessor
  • Embassy Building ($50,000,000) – Washington, DC – Purchaser/Foreign Government
  • Multiple transactions (and all financing) for DC-based developers – Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia – Purchaser/Seller
  • Assemblage of various properties along the Washington, DC waterfront (and all financing) for the development of a major mixed-use project ($100,000,000) – Developer/Borrower 


  • Grossberg, Yochelson, Fox & Beyda LLP, Partner
  • Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram, P.C., Partner
  • Rudnick & Wolfe (now DLA Piper LLP), Associate
  • Dickstein Shapiro, Associate


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent


  • Board Member, Bender JCC of Greater Washington
  • Co-Chair, Bender JCC Dinner of Champions (2017, 2018)
  • The Washington Ballet – real estate counsel


  • District of Columbia Bar
  • International Council of Shopping Centers


  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 1992
  • University of Michigan, B.A., 1989


Chief Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland (1992-1994)


District of Columbia