Dapo concentrates his practice on commercial real estate. Dapo has extensive experience in a wide variety of complex real estate transactions and related matters, including the acquisition, sale, financing and development of commercial property and real estate portfolios on behalf of REITs and other institutional, private equity and individual investors; the representation of developers and lenders in connection with secured loan transactions and other real estate investments; the representation of lenders in troubled loan workouts; and the structuring of partnerships and limited liability companies to serve as vehicles for the financing, development and management of real estate assets.
Representation of Getaway – a wellness hospitality company – in a deal that secured $22.5 million in Series B financing. The round was led by a controlled affiliate of Starwood Capital Group, with continued support from L Catterton and other existing shareholders. The Series B follows a $15 million Series A round led by L Catterton, one of the world's largest consumer investment funds, in early 2017. Getaway will use the funds to finance expansion and its mission of providing overworked and over-connected people restorative mindful escapes to tiny nature-surrounded cabins within two hours of major cities (Announced: June 10, 2019).
Serves as outside counsel to KIF Property Trust in connection with its real estate acquisitions and dispositions, developments, financings, construction matters and leasing transactions.
Represented a variety of clients, including REITs and developers, in the leasing, acquisition and disposition of commercial and industrial properties and premises, assisted living facilities, hospitals and medical office buildings throughout the United States.
Represented various financial institutions with respect to negotiating and documenting the restructuring of troubled real estate loans.
- June 10, 2019 – Yahoo Finance Press Release
Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D., 2000
Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, L.L.M., 1998
Nigeria Law School, B.L., 1995
Bar & Court Admissions
- State of Illinois
- Bank of America
- First Industrial Realty Trust
- JDI Realty
- Seagis Property Group