Thomas Hauser

Thomas A. Hauser


Thomas A. Hauser represents lenders, investors, borrowers, and other sources of capital in the purchase, sale, financing, and restructuring of real estate assets. He is Co-Leader of the firm's Real Estate Finance Group, Co-Leader of the Housing Finance Group, the firm's Baltimore Office Managing Partner, and a member of the firm's Elected Board and Senior Leadership Team. He advises clients through all phases of a transaction—from the due diligence and term sheet stage through financing and closing, and he supports them with business counseling on issues such as fund formation and corporate governance.

Tom regularly handles large, complex transactions throughout the country that involve multiple layers of financing and equity interests. He has played a leading role in the purchase, sale, and financing of office and multifamily complexes, senior living facilities, student housing, biotech campuses, and retail buildings.


Representative Matters

  • Represented controlling investor group in the $315 million sale of a medical office building and 11 seniors housing facilities located in six states
  • Represented the borrower in the negotiation and closing of a $5.7 billion credit facility
  • Represented a group of lenders in the assumption of 42 loans during the billion-dollar merger of two manufactured housing REITS

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

Maryland Bar Association 

Recognition & Accomplishments

The Best Lawyers in America, real estate law, securitization and structured finance law, 2010-2024

The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers – Real Estate 2013-2015

Chambers USA, real estate law (Maryland), 2015-2023

The Legal 500 US, real estate and construction - real estate, 2016; real estate - real estate, 2016, 2020-2022; real estate - real estate finance, 2021-2023

The Daily Record, Business Law Power List, 2024

Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL)

Fellow, American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA)

Speaking Engagements

Moderator, "Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae Zoning and Code Compliance Standards for Multifamily Underwriting," presentation to PNC Real Estate Multifamily Agency Underwriters, November 4, 2014

Speaker, "CMBS 2.0: New Servicing Standards, " ACMA 38th Annual Meeting, September 2012

Speaker, "The New CMBS: Rising from the Ruins or Descending into the Debris," American Bar Association Section on Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law, 23rd Annual Spring Symposium, May 2012

Board Memberships & Community Service

Past President and Board Member, The Family Tree


"Debt Markets - Dead, Delayed or Dynamic: Current Factors Influencing Real Estate Finance," Annual Meeting of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, October 2016

"CMBS 2.0 – Things to Consider from a Borrower's Perspective," a chapter in The ACREL Papers—Fall 2011, American Law Institute – American Bar Association, Fall 2011

"Recent Developments in CMBS Loan Documentation," The Review of Banking & Financial Services, December, 2012

"Mandatory Retirement of State Judges and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act," 51 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 4, 1990



University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D. 1991, cum laude)
Head Note and Comment Editor, University of Pittsburgh Law Review

Dickinson College (B.A. 1988)



U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland