Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia


  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2004
    Special Projects Editor, Duke Law Journal
  • B.A., English, cum laude, Duke University, 2001


  • American Bar Association

    District of Columbia Bar Association

    District of Columbia Building Industry Association, Membership Committee
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Joseph W. Creech


Joe Creech is a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group.

Joe specializes in commercial real estate law with a focus on the acquisition, development, financing, leasing and disposition of real property. He has represented institutional lenders, commercial developers, real estate advisers, investors and real property owners in connection with commercial real estate transactions in major markets across the United States.

Often providing strategic transactional planning, Joe has experience with a broad range of corporate real estate matters including the origination of conventional loans and the servicing of securitized loans, sales and work-outs of distressed assets, joint venture financing, office and retail leasing, the acquisition and development of mixed-use projects and commercial shopping centers, and other sales and dispositions involving real property.

Joe also has experience in legal affairs relating to the management of portfolios of real estate, as well as construction and design contracting and property management.

Significant Matters

Notable transactions in which Joe has assisted clients include the following:
  • representation of a prominent retail grocery chain in connection with the development of a mixed-use project involving the negotiation of an air rights purchase agreement, project development agreement, and condominium declaration
  • representation of a state employees’ retirement fund in connection with a $194 million credit facility secured by multi-family projects located in four states
  • representation of an investment adviser to a state employees’ retirement fund in connection with the joint venture acquisition and development of a core industrial property in Florida 
  • representation of a prominent institutional lender in connection with the origination of a $95 million convertible construction loan
  • representation of an investment adviser to a state employees’ retirement fund in connection with the acquisition, financing and disposition of core multifamily, retail and industrial properties valued at more than $250,000,000 and located in Maryland, Arizona, New Mexico, California, Texas, Georgia and North Carolina
  • representation of a commercial developer in connection with the joint venture acquisition and subsequent financing of a $124 million office project located in the mid-Atlantic region of the US
  • representation of a prominent sporting goods retailer in connection with its leasing activities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area
  • representation of a REIT in connection with the acquisition and financing of a $62 million mixed-use property located in downtown Los Angeles, California
  • representation of a REIT in connection with a build-to-suit industrial lease to publically traded company of more than 900,000 rentable square feet