Cristine LeVasser, LEED AP

Managing Associate

Los Angeles

Cristine understands that clients demand practical and creative solutions for their complex real estate transactions. Drawing on nearly a decade of experience as an architectural designer, she brings the same passion for creativity, attention to detail and collaboration to her legal work.

Cristine advises real estate investors on corporate campus redevelopments, novel residential construction delivery systems, and multi-state hotel portfolios, including financing, purchase, sale, rebranding, and management of the hotel properties. Her niche background in architecture provides a deep knowledge of the AEC industry and allows Cristine to draft and negotiate nuanced construction, design-build, and architect agreements. Additionally, Cristine advises private equity firms on multi-party joint venture agreements and portfolio acquisitions, as well as emerging companies on leasing matters.    

Cristine is active in Orrick’s recruitment and diversity and inclusion committees, where she champions the firm’s commitment to recruiting and retaining diverse talent at Orrick and making the legal community at large more inclusive.

  • Cristine is a member of the real estate team that advised:

    • Vertically integrated housing developer Blokable on the development of a suite of design and construction documents for use in their multifamily projects across California and the Pacific Northwest.

    • Rosemawr Management, an alternative investment management firm focused on investing in the municipal market, on the $454 million acquisition and related financing of a portfolio of 47 charter schools across 20 jurisdictions from Educational Capital Solutions, an affiliate of EPR Properties.

    • Barings and Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) on the $224.1 million sale of the St. Regis Princeville Resort and Makai Golf Club to a subsidiary of Starwood Capital.

    • Global opportunity fund on the $62 million acquisition of the Hilton Seattle. Also advised on the $45 million financing, which was used to redevelop the hotel.

    • Advised Hackman Capital Partners on the acquisition, financing and development of a major redevelopment project at 888 Douglas in El, Segundo, CA. This historic aerospace plant will be renovated into a premier creative office campus.