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J.D., College of William & Mary, 1987

B.A., Virginia Tech, 1984

Professional Recognition

Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law

Selected by Super Lawyers magazine (named among Top Lawyers in Virginia)

Virginia's "Legal Elite," Virginia Business magazine

ICSC Virginia Idea Exchange: featured speaker


Urban Land Institute (ULI)

Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate (HRACRE)

Virginia Beach Vision

Virginia Beach Bar Association

Virginia State Bar


Virginia Beach Vision: Past-President; Chair, Transportation Task Force

Smart Beginnings Business Advisory Board

Virginia Beach Neptune Festival Board and 2013 Triton

CIVIC Leadership Institute, Class of 2005

Trinity Church: Finance Committee, First Impressions Leader

Stephen R. Davis


Virginia Beach

(757) 628-5602 v-Card Print to PDF

Practice Areas

Real Estate and Construction

Steve is the Managing Partner of the firm's Virginia Beach office and the former Chair of its Commercial Real Estate section. He serves as one of the firm's primary leasing attorneys, representing both landlords and tenants in the drafting and negotiation of retail, office, commercial and industrial leases. Steve works on behalf of businesses and real estate developers in land use matters and the acquisition, development and sale of commercial real estate projects. He also represents both borrowers and lenders in connection with real estate financing transactions. Steve has extensive experience in structuring transactions and joint ventures and in negotiating and resolving disputes on behalf of developers, brokers, landlords and tenants.

  • Regional counsel for publicly-traded REIT in leasing, acquisition, sale and development of Class-A suburban office properties.

  • Represents national telecommunications company in leasing and other real estate transactions throughout Virginia.

  • Represents regional healthcare provider in leasing medical office building portfolio, as well as tenant representation and sales, acquisitions and development.

  • Represents media technology company in nationwide tenant leasing, including leasing space for data-center facilities in multiple states.

  • Represented major health care network in connection with the development of a medical office tower, including drafting of ground lease for the site, negotiation of a construction contract for the building and preparation of a form office lease.

  • Represented the owner in the revitalization, redevelopment and leasing of JANAF Shopping Center, the largest strip shopping center in Hampton Roads.

  • Negotiated numerous "anchor" and other major tenant retail leases, as well as retail outparcel ground leases.

  • Represented statewide apparel retailer in its retail leasing.

  • Represented municipality in public/private development of mixed-use (hotel/conference center/residential/retail) project.

  • Lead counsel for major regional healthcare provider in the development and leasing of $200 million healthcare campus.

  • Represented fixed wireless broadband Internet provider in leasing of rooftop and tower sites to establish network.

  • Negotiated a lease with the City of Philadelphia on behalf of a major local ship repair contractor relating to a portion of the former Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.

  • Closed $36,000,000 securitized loan relating to regional power center.

  • Represented major local shipyard in leasing a surplus dry dock from the United States Navy, a transaction which involved resolving various business, use and financing issues within the confines of government contracting restrictions.