Albert C. Valencia is a Partner and Chair of 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.
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 he previously served on the Board of Directors for the Asian Pacific American Bar Association.
Honors & Affiliations
Honors & Recognitions
Commercial Real Estate Visionary, L.A. Times, 2021
Minority Leaders of Influence, Los Angeles Business Journal, 2019-2021
Southern California Super Lawyers, multiple years
Pro Bono of the Year award, Public Counsel, 2013
Proskauer Golden Gavel award, 2010
Community & Professional
Asian Pacific American Bar Association, former member of the Board of Directors
- Law360, 09.10.2020
- Law360, 08.19.2020
J.D, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law
Specialization in Business Law and Policy
Managing Editor, Asian Pacific American Law Journal
UCLA Moot Court Honors Program
National Moot Court Team (advanced to the Western Region quarterfinals in 2005-06)
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, Economics and Rhetoric
Emerging Leader Alumni Scholar
Omega Honor Society