David O. Cantu


Florida Office

2430 Estancia Blvd., Suite 114
Clearwater, FL 33761

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    (727) 726.9272
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Seattle Office

801 Second Avenue, Suite 700
Seattle, WA 98104

Dave Cantu focuses on commercial real estate transactions, which includes acquisition, development and sales, financing and lending, leases and leasing, low-income housing tax credit development and financing, tax-exempt and bond financing, and corporate, partnership and limited liability organizations. He is licensed to practice in both Washington and Florida.

After spending most of his life in Seattle and practicing law there for nearly twenty years, Dave celebrated Y2K by establishing the East Coast office of PCS in Clearwater, Florida. This has facilitated his work on commercial real estate transactions in many states across the country. Most of Dave’s principal clients have been with him for twenty-five years or more and many of those have been working with him since the early 1980’s.

In 1978, Dave graduated with a B.A. in both Government and Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, where he was also named a Notre Dame Scholar. He attended Cornell University Law School where he received his J.D. in 1981.

Dave played tennis in college and his last job before becoming a lawyer in 1981 was teaching tennis in Bellevue, Washington. After he moved to Florida, he put his athletic abilities to work coaching his five sons in soccer. Now that most of them are grown, he is working on his Grandparenting skills.

Representative Transactions
  • Represented owner in acquisition, development, and leasing of two million square feet of data center space in Washington, New York, and Virginia
  • Represented owner in acquisition, leasing and sale of 167,000 square foot mid-rise office building in Redmond, Washington
  • Represented owner in sale of 135,000 square foot five-story office building in downtown Seattle, Washington
  • Represented buyer in the acquisition, renovation, development and leasing of 360,000 square feet of medical office buildings on a hospital campus in Seattle, Washington
  • Represented owner in sale of 943,000 square foot indoor regional shopping mall in Washington
  • Represented owner in transaction for sale of 2.64 million square feet of land for commercial development in Redmond, Washington
  • Represented owner in acquisition, financing and renovation of 94-unit affordable housing apartment project in Orlando, Florida, including Tax Exempt Bond and other financing from Florida Housing Finance Corporation
  • Represented owner in acquisition, financing, and renovation of 104-unit affordable housing apartment project in Miami, Florida, including Tax Exempt Bond and other financing from Florida Housing Finance Corporation
  • Represented construction lender/letter-of-credit provider in a Tax Exempt Bond financed affordable-market rate 253-unit apartment development in Issaquah, Washington
  • Represented lender in construction/permanent loan for an 89-unit affordable/market rate apartment development in Denver, Colorado
  • Represented lead lender in $43.6 million construction loan for condominium/retail/mixed-use mid-rise development in Seattle, Washington
Representative Clients
  • Sabey Corporation; Sabey Data Centers
  • Southport Financial Services; Vaughn Bay Construction
  • Cascade Affordable Housing; Cambridge Management
  • Freestone Companies
  • Olympic Management
  • Taylor Development

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