David W. Isbell | Colorado Springs | Hogan Lovells

David W. Isbell

Senior Counsel Corporate & Finance

Isbell David

David W. Isbell
Isbell David
  • Overview
  • Experience
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David Isbell has spent his entire career practicing in commercial real estate. Since 1988, David has witnessed first-hand the various economic cycles and real estate climates this industry has endured, and he understands the business strategies and structures needed to respond to the changing dynamics.

David prides himself on not only identifying risks and issues, but more importantly on fashioning creative solutions to address and overcome the issues. David is recognized among his colleagues as a "deal maker" rather than a "deal breaker." David is also intimately aware that, in the real estate industry, "time kills deals." Therefore, David works tirelessly to quickly and efficiently conclude transactions before the situation or business climates can change.

David has worked extensively in virtually all facets of commercial real estate, including sales and acquisitions, commercial and residential subdivision, zoning and entitlements, office, retail and industrial leasing, and real estate secured financing and debt restructures. He also has widespread experience in resort developments, restrictive covenants and covenanted communities, and golf course development and management, as well as in the formation of corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, and other business structures necessary to conduct real estate transactions.

David is a "hands on" lawyer who understands, anticipates, and meets his clients' business and real estate needs. He makes his clients' concerns and problems his own concerns and problems. He is a team player who is there for his clients when they need him. David has been recognized throughout Colorado as one of the leading real estate lawyers in the state; he is also licensed in California.

Representative experience

Lead development counsel for Colorado Golf Club, an exclusive residential and private golf club development in Parker, Colorado.
Represented The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs in connection with its various residential and resort acquisitions and projects.
Represented Charles Schwab in connection with the acquisition and development of its Corporate Office Park headquarters in Lone Tree, Colorado.


  • J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, magna cum laude; Order of the Coif, 1987
  • B.S., California State University, Long Beach, with honors, 1983
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Colorado
  • California
Court admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, El Paso County Bar Association
  • Member, Real Property and Business Law Section, Colorado Bar
  • Member, Real Property and Business Law Section, California Bar Association


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