Mr. Allen’s broad legal and business experience and tenacious style drives his practice covering commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions from the LOI stage to closing, secured finance, commercial leasing, legal due diligence, asset management and construction. Prior to BH Properties, Mr. Allen closed over $1.5 billion in transactions, implemented effective legal reforms and rolled-out new lending programs while mitigating risk across all lines of business at Bolour Associates, an entrepreneurial real estate development, investment and private lending company in Beverly Hills, CA. Prior to Bolour Associates, he practiced with the former firm of Rutter, Hobbs and Davidoff – an aggressive middle market business, real estate and litigation firm. Mr. Allen’s practical and creative approach to the practice of real estate law helps fuel the company’s vision of creating value through the acquisition and repositioning of underperforming real estate assets. Mr. Allen holds a B.A. magna cum laude in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law.