Distinguished real estate attorney David H. Gunning II
joins McDonald Hopkins
Cleveland, Ohio – David H. Gunning II, a prominent real estate attorney, has joined the Cleveland office of McDonald Hopkins LLC as a member in the business advisory and advocacy law firm’s national Real Estate Practice. He is the former president and chief executive officer of APM Management, LLC, one of the leading multifamily real estate acquisition and management companies in the Midwest. Gunning also served as a partner at Roetzel & Andress.
“David Gunning is an outstanding addition to our firm,” said Charles B. Zellmer, chair of the firm’s Business Department. “He is recognized for his accomplishments solving substantive real estate and other legal issues.”
Gunning’s experience includes real estate acquisition and dispositions, joint venture agreements, finance, investor relations, construction management, negotiations/contracts, litigation management, and fund development. In his role at APM Management, Gunning helped the company in the sale of more than 5300 apartments in a portfolio sale, steered APM’s growth from less than 500 apartments to 4500 in one year, established new joint venture partners and private investors, and raised equity.
Gunning’s law firm experience spans the areas of real estate, finance, construction, and general corporate law. He has represented national lenders and other financial institutions; borrowers; national, regional and local developers; institutional and corporate owners; national retailers, and privately held businesses.
At McDonald Hopkins, Gunning is working with a highly skilled team of more than 25 real estate attorneys. The Real Estate Practice Group, which is chaired by John T. Metzger, understands the complex and challenging issues facing the real estate industry.
A member of the boards of Cleveland State University and Greater Cleveland YMCA (where he is the past board chair), Gunning also serves on the Leadership Counsel for the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital and the Neighborhood Centers Association. He was an elected member of the Ohio Republican State Central Committee’s 21st District from 2006 to 2012.
Gunning earned a J.D. from Cleveland Marshall School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lake Forest College.
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