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Kurt S. Gleeson


Kurt Gleeson brings more than 35 years of experience in the real estate industry as both a transactional real estate and land use attorney in the private and federal sectors, and as a senior operations executive in the residential real estate brokerage industry.

He handles a wide variety of transactional matters including the following.

  • Representation of sellers and buyers in the purchase and sale of commercial, office, industrial, mixed-use and residential real estate
  • Representation of commercial and residential developers and residential homeowners in land use and governmental permitting issues
  • Representation of landlords and tenants in commercial and residential leasing transactions
  • Representation of commercial and residential lenders in the financing of real estate, including acquisition, construction and permanent financing
  • Representation of residential and commercial brokerage companies and real estate professionals in ethics, licensing, compliance, franchising, operations matters and dispute resolution

Government Service / Previous Employment

  • Assistant Regional Counsel, US General Services Administration (GSA) in the National Capital Region (1991 - 1997)


J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 1983, Associate Managing Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review

B.A., Washington & Jefferson College, 1980, summa cum laude


  • Florida
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • US District Court, Middle District of Florida


Representative Matters

  • Serves as general counsel to one of Tampa Bay’s leading residential real estate brokerage companies with over $750 million in annual sales and over 140 sales associates, and its mortgage and title affiliates
  • Serves as counsel to a real estate developer in the acquisition, financing, development, and leasing of a mixed-use office and residential building in an urban renewal district
  • Serves as counsel to AREAA Global and the Greater Miami Chapter of the Asian Real Estate Association of America
  • Served as Assistant Regional Counsel for the US General Services Administration (GSA) in the National Capital Region; provided counsel to the Public Buildings Service of GSA and to external agency clients, including the Department of Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency
  • Served as counsel to a group of physicians in the acquisition and financing of the real property and other assets of oral surgery practices
  • Served as counsel to the purchaser of an extensive portfolio of non-working oil and gas interests
  • Served as counsel to a corporate member of a real estate development company in the dissolution of the company
  • Served as special counsel to the contract purchaser of an abandoned railroad right of way in downtown St. Petersburg, FL

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