Peter Breckheimer


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Peter Breckheimer advises clients in all aspects of their real estate-related transactions, having represented private equity funds, pension funds, REITs, developers, municipalities, owners and other investors in connection with all aspects of their commercial acquisition/disposition, leasing, development and financing needs. He is highly experienced in handling:

  • The acquisition and disposition of major commercial real estate assets, including retail, office, industrial and multi-family properties. 
  • Commercial leasing and ground leasing transactions representing both landlords and tenants primarily in office leasing, with experience in industrial and retail leasing as well. 
  • The development and redevelopment of major commercial real estate assets, including marquee municipally-owned entertainment venues and marinas in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. 
  • Real estate secured financings and work-outs representing both lenders and borrowers. 

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized in Southern California by Super Lawyers (2015-2021) 


Bar Admissions

  • California


  • University of Southern California, J.D.
  • University of Southern California, B.A., International Relations and French: magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi

Professional Activities


  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers, elected 2019
  • USC Real Estate Law and Business Forum, Executive Board Member and Planning Committee Member
  • Law360 Real Estate Editorial Advisory Board, 2013-Present 
  • USC Alumni Real Estate Network, Programming Co-Chair
  • Hillsides, H100 Member
  • Men’s Guild, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • California Bar Association, Real Property Section
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Real Property Section
  • Urban Land Institute, Associate Member
  • Building Owners and Managers Association International, former Governmental Affairs Board Member


  • Moderator, “Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall: Challenges and Aspirations,” USC Gould School of Law's 2023 Real Estate Law and Business Forum (March 2, 2023)
  • Moderator, “Retail R/Evolution: How Shopping Malls and Big Box Retailers Are Adapting to the New Realities of Retail,” USC Gould School of Law’s 2018 Real Estate Law and Business Forum (April 12, 2018)
  • Organizer, “Transportation’s Technology Revolution and its Impact on Real Estate,” USC’s Alumni Real Estate Network Fall Signature Panel (November 14, 2017)
  • Moderator, “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: Litigation Risks in Real Estate Partnerships and Equity Investments in Real Estate,” USC Gould School of Law’s 2017 Real Estate Law and Business Forum, (March 9, 2017)
  • Moderator, “Avoiding Ethical or Fiduciary Traps: The Real Estate Transactional Attorney’s Guide to Navigating the Ethical and Fiduciary Minefield,” USC Gould School of Law’s 2016 Real Estate Law and Business Forum (March 10, 2016)
  • Panelist, “Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreements from the Lender, Borrower and Tenant Perspective,” State Bar of California Real Property Law Section Seminar (January 26, 2016)
  • Moderator, “What Works (and Doesn’t) in Real Property Contracts,” USC Gould School of Law’s 2015 Real Estate Law and Business Forum (March 12, 2015)

  • Represented a pension fund in connection with all aspects of leasing Class-A office buildings in gateway cities located in California, Washington, and Washington, DC.
  • Represented a private equity real estate investment trust in connection with acquisitions of fee-owned and ground leased regional shopping centers located in California, Oregon, and Washington with a value totaling more than US$1.75 billion.
  • Represented Orange County in connection with US$340 million redevelopment of the retail, hotel, and marine components of Dana Point Harbor, California.
  • Represented Los Angeles County in connection with the renegotiation of the Hollywood Bowl, Ford Theatres, Performing Arts Center, and Pomona Fairplex ground leases.
  • Represented Los Angeles County in connection with US$650 million redevelopment of the iconic Los Angeles County Museum of Arts.