Albert C. Valencia is a Partner in the Real Estate Department.
Albert’s practice is focused on real estate and related business matters. His clients include developers, operators, private equity investors, and commercial banks in a broad range of real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures and syndications, commercial leasing, financing, loan modifications, workouts and restructurings. Clients look to Albert for his experience in a broad range of real estate asset classes including commercial, office, retail, multi-family, mixed-use, and industrial properties. He regularly represents clients in forming joint-ventures and syndications, negotiating structured finance transactions (including obtaining CMBS loans, mezzanine debt, and preferred equity), and assisting property owners in asset management.
Prior to practicing law, Albert was a business consultant for the global consulting firms of Arthur Andersen LLP and Deloitte Consulting LLP, where he provided business process reengineering and systems consulting services for Fortune 500 companies in the manufacturing, utilities, and entertainment industries, and later played an integral part of forming and operating two startup companies. His legal career began in the real estate department of the Am Law 100 law firms Mayer Brown LLP and Proskauer Rose LLP.
Born in New York and raised in Los Angeles, Albert attended the University of California at Berkeley where he was an Emerging Leader Alumni Scholar, was a member of the Order of Omega Honor Society, and received a Bachelor of Arts in both Economics and Rhetoric in 1994. He later attended UCLA School of Law where he received his Juris Doctor in 2006 with a specialization in Business Law and Policy, was Managing Editor of the Asian Pacific American Law Journal, a member of the UCLA Moot Court Honors Program, and a member of UCLA’s National Moot Court Team that advanced to the Western Region quarter finals in 2005-06.
Albert is active in the community and was recognized by Public Counsel with the 2013 Pro Bono of the Year award for his work in organizing and forming a limited equity housing cooperative as a member of the Tierra Urbana Real Estate Team, and received the Proskauer Golden Gavel award in 2010 for his outstanding pro bono work. You will find Albert regularly volunteering for various charities, and previously served on the Board of Directors for the Asian Pacific American Bar Association. Albert also has been recognized as “Super Lawyer” with Super Lawyers numerous years.