Edward J. Campbell

Edward Campbell is a partner in our Affordable Housing practice group based in our Los Angeles office. Ed advises clients on general real estate matters and a wide range of regulatory and transactional matters involving the acquisition, financing, development, asset management, rehabilitation and preservation of affordable and multifamily housing developments using various HUD subsidy programs and FHA loan products.

What do you focus on?

I work on general real estate transactions involving the acquisition, financing, development, asset management and disposition of residential, mixed-use and health care projects. I assist clients in various aspects of the acquisition and disposition of multifamily properties, financed with tax-exempt bonds, low-income housing tax credits and other federal, state and local government subsidies.

My experience as in-house counsel to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) in California and Washington, DC, gives me a unique understanding of the agency's programs and internal processes. I work extensively with FHA multifamily mortgage insurance and insured health care programs, Section 8 housing assistance and various HUD grant programs. I serve as a liaison between clients and HUD on matters involving financing, development and asset management of multifamily, health care and mixed-use projects.

What do you see on the horizon?

The preservation of existing affordable housing inventory will continue to be a focus within the industry as owners and developers seek to do more with scarcer resources. In addition to using more complex financing structures to leverage multiple funding sources, we will see greater use of green building techniques as a means to reduce operating costs and increase cash flow over the lifecycle of affordable housing projects.

Publications and Presentations

  • “2018 LA Multifamily Market Outlook,” Bisnow, Los Angeles, January 2018
  • “44 Years Later: The 1984 and 2028 Los Angeles Olympics—A Discussion of the Developmental Landscape in Los Angeles, Then and Now,” Nixon Peabody Annual MCLE Seminar, Los Angeles, January 2018
  • “Hot topics in land use, affordable housing and syndication,” Nixon Peabody Annual MCLE Seminar, Los Angeles, January 2017
  • “Meeting Affordability Needs,” Fair Housing Council of Riverside County’s 2016 Housing Conference, April 28, 2016
  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Pilot, The 21st Annual Conference of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, May 2012
  • “FHA Multifamily Programs Closing Guide Revision Limits HUD Field Office Discretion on HUD Loan Transactions,” American Bar Association eReport, October 2013
  • “Affordable Housing Adapts to New Building Trends,” Builder & Developer Magazine, February 2014

Nixon Peabody promotes 4 to partner

Affordable Housing Finance | February 12, 2019

The promotions of new Nixon Peabody partners Ed Campbell, Nate Cushman, John Marti and Susanna Mitchell are mentioned in this roundup of notable career moves.

The Unicorn Watch New Black Partners

American Lawyer | February 05, 2019

In this article covering African-American attorneys in the newest partner classes of Big Law firms, Nixon Peabody’s 2019 partner class is noted for being 60 percent diverse, and highlights the promotions of Boston Community Development Finance Partner John Marti and Los Angeles Affordable Housing and Real Estate Partner Edward Campbell.

AHF showcases industry’s rising stars

Affordable Housing Finance | August 29, 2017

Affordable Housing Finance named Los Angeles affordable housing associate Ed Campbell one of the 2017 Young Leaders, which recognizes six individuals under 40 who play a vital role in affordable housing across the U.S.


Edward J. Campbell


Los Angeles

Phone: 213-629-6197

Fax: 213-629-6001

Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D.

University of California, San Diego, B.A.


New York

U.S. District Court, Central District of California

  • Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 – Class of 2016 from the National LGBT Bar association
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