David B.H. Saye is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Real Estate practice and serves as lead for the practice in the Charlotte office.trus He has a diverse real estate practice in the areas of real estate financing, corporate real estate, commercial leasing, real estate acquisitions and dispositions, and development.
He represents developers, financial institutions, pension funds, private equity funds, real estate investment trusts, real estate operating companies, and corporations in connection with construction and permanent loan financing, new developments, dispositions, joint ventures, leasing and acquisitions. These real estate projects have included office, hotel, casino, residential, retail, industrial and mixed-use buildings.
In 2014, he was named to Charlotte Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40,” an annual list which recognizes “Charlotte’s best and brightest young professionals for the strides they are making in their careers as well as their civic contributions.” He was also recognized by Law360 as a “Rising Star for 2014.”
Chambers USA 2017 describes David as “very strong and knowledgeable in local and national real estate; he has good business acumen and gets the deal done while minimizing risk.”
Chambers USA 2015 notes that David is “understanding of the business issues and is very talented at working through county and city political issues.” Legal 500 2015 also praises David for his “in-depth knowledge of the issues and relationships with regulatory agencies to move projects along.”
- Duke University, BA, cum laude
- Wake Forest University School of Law, JD
Admissions : North Carolina
- Adjunct Professor – Charlotte School of Law
- Board of Directors, Metrolina Regional Scholars’ Academy
- U8 Boys and U6 Girls Soccer Coach, Charlotte Junior Soccer
- Graduate of the “Bar Leadership Institute,” Mecklenburg County Bar Association, 2009
- North Carolina Bar Association
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