Dean Luo

Columbia, MD Office

Dean Luo is an associate who assists lenders, developers, local governments, real estate investors, property owners, and REITs engaged in real estate financing and affordable and mixed-income housing development using complex public and private funding sources, including conventional debt, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured products, and Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC). Dean also advises on general real estate transactions.

Selected Transactions

  • Currently represents a non-profit developer in a complex permanent financing transaction for an affordable housing project in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Currently represents a non-profit developer in a LIHTC investor exit transaction in the District of Columbia
  • Assisted a lender in addressing District of Columbia rent control and tenants’ right to purchase issues in a refinancing of a large portfolio of apartments
  • Assisted various lenders in closing numerous FHA-insured deals across the country
  • Advised a commercial bank landlord on leasing issues
  • Provided zoning and land use opinions on the development potential of real properties
  • Represented a developer in the financing and closing of a transit-oriented mixed-use development next to a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority rail station

Community and Professional Activities

  • Volunteer, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program Tax Preparer
  • Volunteer, DC Bar Landlord Tenant Resource Center
  • Member, DC Bar Real Estate, Housing and Land Use Community
  • Member, NAIOP
  • Participant, NAIOP Development 101


(202) 349 2475


The George Washington University Law School, J.D. with Honors

  •         Associate, The George Washington Law Review

University of California, Berkeley, B.A. in Political Science, Statistics           

Bar Admission

District of Columbia Bar

New York Bar

Virginia Bar


Berkeley, CA; Guangzhou, China