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Cheryl S. Prell

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Cheryl S. Prell is a partner in the Real Estate Department of Allen Matkins, and practices in the Century City office. Her practice has focused on the leasing and ongoing management of office and industrial projects and retail shopping centers, as well as the acquisition, disposition and redevelopment of retail and office building projects. She has worked on several complex lease workout transactions, including workouts with Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, Ameriquest, Thelen LLP, and Heller Ehrman. She has also successfully represented numerous landlords in connection with operating expense audits by their tenants. Cheryl has represented a variety of clients during her more than 30 years of practice, including institutional investors and privately owned companies, such as Kilroy Realty Corporation, Beacon Capital Partners, Macquarie Office Trust, Maguire Partners, Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association, Sumitomo Life Realty (N.Y.), Inc., Douglas Emmet & Company, Equity Office Properties, and J.P. Morgan Investment Management, Inc.

Cheryl is currently involved as one of the founders of REal Women, a group formed in 2009 which includes several women with careers in commercial real estate as members. REal Women is both a networking group that provides support for the members' own career development, and an informal organization that provides mentoring to high school and college age women with respect to education and career opportunities, and preparing for the job market.


  • State Bar of California Landlord Tenant Subsection, Co-Chair (1996 - 1999) 
  • State Bar of California Real Property Law Section, Executive Committee (1999 – 2002), Vice Chair (2001 - 2002)


  • Selected for inclusion in Southern California Super Lawyers  (2006 - 2013)
  • Named a Woman of Influence by Real Estate Southern California Magazine (2009) 
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Cheryl received her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1976, and her J.D. from the USC Gould School of Law in 1980.

Bar Admissions

  • California