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  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law, J.D.
      Staff Editor, Southern California Law Review

  • University of Southern California, B.A., International Relations and French, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi

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  • California

Peter J. Breckheimer II

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Peter Breckheimer, a Partner in Glaser Weil’s Real Estate Department, represents owners, developers, private-equity investors, pension funds, lenders and other sophisticated clients in all aspects of their real estate-related transactions, including:

  • The acquisition, disposition and development of major commercial real estate assets, encompassing retail, office, industrial and multi-family properties;
  • Commercial leasing transactions representing both landlords and tenants;
  • Real estate secured financings representing both lenders and borrowers; and
  • Joint venture arrangements.

In particular, Mr. Breckheimer has successfully represented clients in the purchase, sale and financing of retail shopping centers nationwide, most recently having handled and closed more than $1.75 billion of such deals throughout the West Coast, with asset values ranging from $5 million to just under $200 million.

Mr. Breckheimer enjoys working collaboratively with clients, colleagues and opposing counsel to ensure the finish line is crossed — no matter how straightforward or complex the process. He recognizes that, to close any deal, each individual task along the way must be addressed and completed with both proficiency and efficiency.

Mr. Breckheimer received his law degree from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where he was a member of the Southern California Law Review. He earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and French from USC, graduating magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Breckheimer began his legal career practicing law at the international law firms DLA Piper LLP and Cooley LLP.

Outside the Firm, Mr. Breckheimer enjoys traveling, fine dining, golfing and spending time outdoors with his wife and three children.

Mr. Breckheimer has been selected for inclusion in the Southern California Super Lawyers list for each of the last six years.

  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law, J.D.
      Staff Editor, Southern California Law Review

  • University of Southern California, B.A., International Relations and French, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi

  • California

  • Represent Orange County in connection with $340 million redevelopment of the retail, hotel and marine components of Dana Point Harbor, California.

  • Represent pension fund manager in connection with all aspects of leasing in excess of 1,000,000 square feet across a portfolio of Class-A office buildings located in Los Angeles, San Diego and Washington D.C.

  • Represented private equity real estate investment trust in connection with acquisitions of fee-owned and ground leased regional shopping centers in California, Oregon and Washington totaling more than $900 million.

  • Represented private equity firm in connection with acquisition, leasing and financing of more than 20 office buildings located throughout the U.S., including acquisition of a $380 million portfolio of 13 office buildings in Dallas, Texas.

  • Represented institutional landlord in leasing marquee Class-A office buildings in San Francisco, including the Transamerica Pyramid.

  • Represented partnership of medical doctors in leasing medical office buildings in Santa Monica.

  • Represented private owner of retail gasoline stations in connection with the long-term lease of its portfolio of more than 240 gas stations to a publicly traded oil company.

  • Represented borrower in connection with its $1.44 billion CMBS loan covering a portfolio of 29 Class A office properties.

  • Represented several institutional lenders in connection with deed-in-lieu of foreclosure transactions for office and retail properties.

  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers, elected 2019

  • USC Real Estate Law and Business Forum, Executive Board Member and Planning Committee Member

  • Law360 Real Estate Editorial Advisory Board, 2013 - Present

  • USC Alumni Real Estate Network, Programming Co-Chair

  • Hillsides, H100 Member

  • Men's Guild, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

  • California Bar Association, Real Property Section

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Real Property Section 

  • Urban Land Institute, Associate Member

  • Building Owners and Managers Association International, former Governmental Affairs Board Member