Colette Dafoe is the office managing partner of the firm’s DC office, and focuses her practice on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, representing owners, investors and developers in acquisitions, sales, leasing, financing and development of commercial real estate. Her practice involves drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements, leases and loan documents and performing due diligence and other site acquisition services.
I work on multifamily housing matters, particularly with respect to the senior housing and care industry. I represent clients in transactions ranging from single property matters to several of the most notable transactions in the industry involving publicly traded and privately held clients. My clients include investors, financiers, purchasers and providers and sellers of multifamily apartments, active adult communities, assisted living facilities, nursing homes and CCRCs.
My restructuring and workout experience includes workouts of commercial loans, portfolio and securitized loans, distressed property sales and representation of lenders in debtor-in-possession financing transactions.
Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner and Washington, DC Office Managing Partner Colette Dafoe is quoted in this article discussing how Amazon’s decision to pause construction of part of its planned second headquarters in Arlington, Virginia could impact the region. In addition to her thought leadership, the article notes Colette’s participation in the newly established DC Economic Partnership advisory council, which is working on bringing office tenants back to downtown.
District of Columbia
Northeastern University School of Law, J.D.
St. Lawrence University, B.S., summa cum laude
Tufts University School of Medicine, M.P.H.
Colette was selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 in the field of Real Estate Law. Colette has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2018.
Colette has been designated a “Recognized Practitioner” in the legal community in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2019 for Real Estate (District of Columbia). She has also been recognized in Chambers in previous years. She was also recognized in the 2014 edition of The Legal 500: USA as a Leading Lawyer in the Real Estate category.
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