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Adam D Lustig

Partner, Real Estate Practice Group Leader
Area of Focus: Real Estate
"He has the expertise and experience. He is directly on top of the matter, the process and all the issues." - Chambers USA source
Adam is helping this generation of real estate developers build their portfolios and redefine the landscape of South Florida. Adam focuses his practice on acquisitions, dispositions, financing, leasing, development, and joint ventures involving retail, office, industrial, raw land, condominiums, and hotels.  

Adam is active in various local charitable and real estate organizations, including serving as a Board member and Chair of the Attorneys Division of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and as Chair of the Miami-Dade Committee of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Q & A
What is your relationship with clients?
My clients view me as a trusted business advisor and close confidant.  They look to me for more than legal advice.  They are looking for assistance and guidance in making practical business decisions.
What is the biggest challenge facing South Florida?
Transportation.  We must address the traffic issues and the lack of public transportation. 
Representation of entities controlled by Robert Wennett in the $283 million sale of the iconic 1111 Lincoln Road mixed-use property in Miami Beach, Florida. The sale included approximately 50,000 square feet of retail space, approximately 90,000 square feet of office space, and a parking garage desi...
Representation of Adler Real Estate Partners in the $148 million sale of a 20 building Class A light industrial portfolio totaling approximately 1.25 million square feet in Dallas, Houston, and Charlotte.
Representation of real estate investment company in the purchase of the equity interests and related senior and subordinate debt financing in a 200-acre research and development headquarters leased to a Fortune 500 company.
Representation of developer of the 28-acre Miami Worldcenter development in downtown Miami, Florida in connection with the leasing of approximately 300,000 square feet of high-street retail, dining, and entertainment uses.
Representation of Adler Real Estate Partners in connection with $283 million in acquisitions and related financings of light industrial and business park properties in Florida, Alabama, North Carolina and Texas for Adler Real Estate Fund IV, a $138 million real estate investment fund. Work included ...
Representation of a real estate investment company in a $282.5 million acquisition of a Class A office complex in West Palm Beach, Florida. Also handled the financing supporting the acquisition, which consisted of a mortgage loan and a mezzanine loan. The two-tower complex includes 450,000 square fe...
  • University of Miami, J.D., magna cum laude, 1999
    University of Pennsylvania, B.S.E., The Wharton School, cum laude, 1996
  • American Bar Association
    Member, 1999 - Present
    Dade County Bar Association
    Member, 1999 - Present
    The Florida Bar
    Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section, Member, 1999 - Present
    Greater Miami Jewish Federation
    Board of Directors, 2010 - Present
    Attorneys Division Chair, 2015 - 2017
    National Young Leadership Cabinet, 2012 - 2018
    Chair of the Network, 2010 and 2011
    Member of Executive Committee of the Network, 2009
    Co-Chair of Real Estate Network, 2007 - 2008
    Co-Chair of Law Network, 2006
    International Council of Shopping Centers

    Miami-Dade Committee Chair, 2016 - 2017
    South Florida Idea Exchange Committee Member, 2018 - Present

    Young Presidents Club of Mount Sinai Hospital
    Member, 2008 - 2018
  • Florida
  • Band 2, Chambers USA, Real Estate, 2016 - Present

    Chambers USA, Real Estate, Up & Coming, 2014 - 2015

    The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2013 - Present

    South Florida Legal Guide, Top Up & Comers, 2009 - 2013; Top Lawyers, 2014 - Present

    Florida Super Lawyers, 2014 - Present

    Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2009 - 2013

    Florida Trend, Legal Elite, 2016 - Present

    South Florida Business Journal, 40 Under 40 Honoree, 2011

    South Florida Business Journal, Heavy Hitters in Commercial Real Estate, 2011

    Brickell Magazine, 2011 Top 20 Professionals Under 40, 2011

    Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Sandra C. Goldstein Young Leadership Award, 2011; Stanley C. Myers Leadership Award, 2017