Gabrielle (Gabi) Koeppel is an Of Counsel attorney with Kelliher & Salzer. Gabi is a development and legal consultant for senior members of real estate development companies and individual investors on all aspects of zoning, site plan approval and other public entitlements, transportation issues and environmental matters, leasing, construction, design, and finance, including negotiations with anchor tenants and department stores, financial partners, lenders, sellers and purchasers.
Gabi spent eight years at The Rouse Company as legal counsel for multi-disciplined development teams with a focus on ground-up projects ranging from the Company’s premiere retail and mixed-use developments, new business acquisitions, and large-scale community development. Responsibilities included assemblage of land (by acquisition or long-term ground leasing), zoning, subdivision, platting and other public approvals, anchor negotiations, construction, infrastructure and design contracts, utility and other easements, financing and equity partnerships. The community development projects also involved creation of master community associations and municipal utility districts, land management agreements, and negotiation of master land sale agreements with national and custom homebuilders. Retail projects also involved negotiation and drafting of department store LOIs, multi-party REAs, supplemental agreements, leases, contracts of sale, entertainment, construction, and financing documents. Gabi served as the primary title and survey attorney for the legal division negotiating solutions to complex title issues and exploring unique joint venture opportunities with national title insurance companies. Gabi has also worked on the business side for the Mills Corporation, General Growth Properties and The Howard Hughes Corporation.
Gabi resides with her family in Chevy Chase, MD.
- Commercial Real Estate
- Residential Real Estate
- Haverford College, B.A.
- University of Maryland, School of Law, J.D.
- State of Maryland
- District of Columbia
- The Sheridan School, Washington, DC, Board of Trustees (2007-2019)
- Haverford College, Haverford, PA, Admissions Volunteer (2004 – 2018) (2020- present)
- Gandhi Brigade Youth Media, Silver Spring, MD, Board of Trustees, Vice Chair (2020 – present)
- Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives, Rochester, NY, Board of Directors (2020 – present)