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Gerben Hoeksma

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Gerben Hoeksma is a partner in our Century City office whose practice focuses on real estate development and finance. Gerben has represented all types of institutional lenders, investors, and developers in commercial and residential real estate transactions in California, including development and construction projects. He has structured and documented CMBS loans, participating loans, syndicated loans, land sale leasebacks, loans involving guarantees, letters of credit, shared appreciation, environmental indemnities, mixed collateral and multi-state collateral, as well as numerous joint venture transactions involving institutional investors for the acquisition and/or development of real estate projects. Furthermore, he has been active in negotiating and documenting numerous commercial property and residential subdivision workouts, partnership restructurings and, where workouts have failed, in supervising foreclosures, deeds-in-lieu and bankruptcy proceedings.

Gerben has been a frequent lecturer and author. His article "SNDAS and the Lenders" was published in Real Estate Southern California, and he was a panelist on "Hot Topics in Closing Issues" for the Deal Maker's Forum of the California Mortgage Bankers Association. Gerben has addressed the California Continuing Education of the Bar; the California, San Diego County, and Orange County Mortgage Banker's Associations; the Northeast Real Estate Life Counsel Group, and has served as a panelist for SOIR/LACRA on Distressed Property Syndrome and the Mortgage Banker's Association of America on Closing Commercial Real Estate Transactions.


  • California Mortgage Banker's Association
  • Mortgage Banker's Association of America


  • Selected for inclusion in Southern California Super Lawyers (2009 - 2018)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® A-V Preeminent Rating

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Gerben received his B.A. from the University of Southern California and his J.D. from the USC Gould School of Law.

Bar Admissions

  • California