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 fourteen 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 urban infill, adaptive reuse, affordable and workforce housing, historic preservation, sustainable building, brownfield or gray-field redevelopment and opportunity zones. Prior to starting his own firm, he was an in house counsel for the real estate development subsidiary of a large, diversified land and agribusiness company. To date, Mr. Melville has closed over $1.1 billion in commercial real estate transactions.
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 (ICSC) and the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP). An umpteenth generation musician, he enjoys playing and listening to music and spending time outdoors with his wife and their children.