Thomas R. Castiello

Real Estate Practice Leader
Tommy’s principal areas of focus are commercial real estate matters, joint ventures, transactional work, and finance.
Thomas Castiello, Partner, Washington, DC at Arent Fox LLP

Client Work

Tommy represents a wide variety of clients in all aspects of their real estate activities. He has extensive experience in acquisitions, joint ventures, financings, and dispositions involving a broad range of commercial real estate assets. Among other clients, Tommy has represented DLC Management Corporation, DSC Partners LLC, 1788 Holdings, L.L.C., Buccini/Pollin Group, Fannie Mae, Edge Principal Advisors, LLC, Quadrangle Development Corporation, and Goldman Sachs.

In addition, Tommy has extensive experience working with a number of District of Columbia public charter school in connection with, among other things, the acquisition, financing and development of campus facilities, including the following: KIPP DC, Two River Public Charter School, Capital City Public Charter School, DC Bilingual Public Charter School, Mundo Verde Public Charter School, Meridian Public Charter School, Inspired Teaching Demonstration Public Charter School, IDEA Public Charter School, Washington Global Public Charter School, and Breakthrough Montessori Public Charter School.

Tommy has also represented a number of clients in connection with the acquisition, financing, and disposition of professional sports franchises and sports and entertainment facilities.

Recent representations include:

  • Representing DLC Management Corporation in connection with a wide array of real estate matters, including the acquisition, equity structuring, and financing of the Village at Allen, an open air retail center located in Allen, Texas.
  • Representing DSC Partners LLC in connection with the acquisition, equity structuring, and financing of 1250 I Street, N.W., Washington, DC.
  • Representing KIPP DC in connection with the acquisition and financing of the Hamilton Campus, which serves at KIPP DC’s flagship, high school campus. The financing involved the mixture of tax-exempt bond financing transaction and a New Market Tax Credit financing transaction.
  • Representing of the owners of Washington Sports & Entertainment Limited Partnership in connection with the sale of all of its interests in the Washington Capitals, the Washington Mystics, the Washington Wizards, Verizon Center, and the Washington-Baltimore Ticketmaster franchise to Monumental Sports & Entertainment.

Publications, Presentations & Recognitions

Tommy has been named a leading real estate lawyer by Legal 500.

In 2013, Tommy was featured in The National Law Journal’s “District’s Deal Makers of the Year” report. He is also a frequent speaker at commercial real estate industry events including Bisnow.

In May of 2007, Bisnow (formerly Bisnow on Business) named Tommy one of the top 35 rising stars under the age of 35 in the Washington, DC commercial real estate industry.

  • Bar & Court Admissions
    • District of Columbia Bar
    • Maryland Bar
  • Education
    Georgetown Law
    JD
    ,
    cum laude
    ,
    1997
    Williams College
    BS
    ,
    cum laude
    ,
    1994

Awards

Awards

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms