Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland


  • J.D., with high honors, George Washington University Law School - 1976
    • Order of the Coif
  • A.B., Washington University in St. Louis - 1973


  • Maryland Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Real Property Section
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Real Property Section
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Real Property Section


Greg Hauptman practiced commercial real estate law for twenty-two years (1978-1999) at Tucker Flyer, a mid-size D.C. law firm, and for sixteen years (2000-2016) in the D.C. office of Venable, a large national firm. He is now retired from Venable and has created a solo commercial real estate practice to focus on a limited number of clients.


Greg Hauptman focuses on highly sophisticated commercial real estate transactions. His experience extends to the entire range of participants, projects, and properties in the commercial real estate process.

Mr. Hauptman guides clients through each phase of the negotiation and documentation of real estate contracts, including:

  • Purchase and sale contracts
  • Ground leases
  • Construction and permanent loans
  • Working capital loans
  • Participating loans
  • Construction contracts and subcontracts
  • Architectural and engineering contracts
  • Full building and multi-tenant leases
  • Government leases
  • Management contracts
  • Brokerage agreements
  • Partnership, joint venture and limited liability company agreements

The types of properties include office buildings, office parks, shopping centers, condominiums, hotels, warehouses, residential developments, mixed use projects, governmental facilities, and embassies.

Mr. Hauptman has particular experience in planning real estate transactions to minimize the impact of local recordation and transfer taxes.

Significant Matters

Projects representative of Mr. Hauptman's expertise include:

  • Land assembly for numerous downtown office buildings
  • Development of a 450+ acre mixed use office/retail/hotel and residential development
  • A series of build-to-suit leases for the headquarters of a large local corporation
  • A construction contract for the new embassy of a foreign government