University of Florida College of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2006
University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning
M.A.,Urban and Regional Planning, 2006
University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
B.A.,Anthropology/Political Science, 2002
Drew Melville is a Florida and Massachusetts-licensed attorney with thirteen years' experience in real estate transactions, title insurance and land use. His practice includes all aspects of commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions, financing, joint venture formation, leasing and land use approvals. Mr. Melville is a title agent for Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, First American Title Insurance Company, and Stewart Title Guaranty Company.
Mr. Melville's practice is national in scope, and he brings a creative and solution-oriented approach to his clients' diverse array of real estate investment and development activities in all real estate asset classes. These often include adaptive reuse, historic preservation, sustainable building, brownfields or grayfields redevelopment and opportunity zones. Prior to starting his own firm, he was an in house counsel for The Viera Company, the real estate and land development subsidiary of long-time agribusiness firm and diversified land company A. Duda and Sons, Inc. To date, Mr. Melville has closed the acquisition, disposition and financing of over $650 million in commercial real estate transactions in every asset class.
Mr. Melville has served on the city of Fort Lauderdale Historic Preservation Board and is active with the Urban Land Institute, serving on ULI Florida's Urban Development and Mixed Use Product Council. He is also an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and a regular attendee of ICSC's U.S. Law Conference. An umpteenth generation musician, he enjoys playing and listening to music and spending time outdoors with his wife Angela and their young children.