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Sam Alavi

Partner, Real Estate Department
Los Angeles
515 South Flower Street
Twenty-Fifth Floor
Los Angeles, CA
United States

Fax: 1(213) 996-3302


Sam Alavi is a partner in the Real Estate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's Los Angeles office.

Mr. Alavi's practice focuses on a wide variety of real estate-related financing and development matters, with an emphasis on transactions involving the formation of joint ventures, and the acquisition and disposition of commercial projects, including major hotels, resorts, office buildings, and multifamily projects. His practice also includes real estate-related financing, including the representation of major banks and other institutional lenders and investors in connection with the origination and structuring of syndicated credit facilities and construction and permanent loans.

Mr. Alavi also represents clients in the Proptech space, the intersection between real estate and technology. His cutting-edge work includes advising both leading real estate companies and tech innovators on issues ranging from acquisitions, financing, investment and partnership opportunities to alternative leasing arrangements, data management and privacy concerns, and tech-enabled services. His clients range from industry giants such as Airbnb to entrepreneurial startups within the Proptech industry.

Mr. Alavi received his J.D. from the University of Southern California Law School, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. While in law school, he served as a judicial extern to the Honorable George H. King of the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and was the Hale Moot Court Honors Program Champion. Prior to law school, Mr. Alavi graduated cum laude from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He is admitted to practice law in California. Mr. Alavi is a member of the Young Leaders Group of the Los Angeles Chapter of Urban Land Institute.

Recent Representations

  • ING Capital in connection with the financing of flagship office and multifamily projects in major gateway markets across the U.S.

  • City National Bank in connection with the construction financing of a 125,000 square foot retail center in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles

  • Citibank, JPMorgan Chase, and Wells Fargo Bank, each in connection with the issuance of construction and permanent debt secured by multifamily and/or mixed-use projects

  • Qatar Investment Authority on the acquisition of various prominent real estate assets, including major hospitality and office projects

  • The Related Companies on the financing of the flagship residential complex, The Century, in Los Angeles, California

  • Funds controlled by Oaktree Capital Management in connection with the acquisition and financing of more than 20 multifamily properties across the United States

  • China Life in a $950MM acquisition of a 48-asset U.S. industrial portfolio

  • Funds controlled by Rialto Capital Management on the disposition and acquisition of major office projects

  • Taylor Morrison Home Corporation and funds controlled by Oaktree Capital Management and TPG on the acquisition and financing of approximately 200 acres of coastline land in San Clemente, California 

  • Affiliates of Griffin Capital Corporation on the acquisition of multiple office complexes

  • JRK Property Holdings in connection with the acquisition and disposition of over US$1 billion of multifamily assets

Practice Areas

LIBOR Transition
Real Estate Finance
Real Estate




California Bar


USC Gould School of Law, J.D.
University of Southern California, B.S.

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