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Ham Southworth

Executive Vice President

License: Lic. 01378036

Ham Southworth Executive Vice President
Lic. 01378036
Palo Alto 400 Hamilton Avenue
4th Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Professional Experience

With over 18 years of experience in Occupier Services, Ham provides strategic real estate advice and real estate acquisition and disposition services to technology companies and law firms around the world.  His clients include Facebook, Align Technology, Broadcom Corporation, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Kaye Scholer LLP and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP.

After graduating from Yale and the University of Virginia School of Law, Ham spent six years working as a corporate and real estate attorney at Pillsbury Winthrop LLP and Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP. He acted as outside real estate counsel for companies like Cisco Systems, Veritas Software and Solectron, helping his clients lease, purchase, finance, develop, restructure and dispose of millions of square feet of office and industrial space worldwide. Ham’s practice group was widely regarded as the world leader in corporate off-balance sheet financing. 
As outside counsel to Exodus Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXDS), the world’s leading data center company, Ham negotiated the acquisition of millions of square feet of industrial land and buildings for data center use. In 2000, Exodus’ senior management recruited Ham to manage all of its domestic and international real estate activities. As Exodus’s VP Business Development/Real Estate, Ham was one of the world’s leading data center/real estate experts, acquiring properties in the United States, Asia and Europe and managing an 11.6 million square foot, 116 location global real estate portfolio. In this role, he closed over $160 million in CMBS and synthetic lease financings, integrated more than 3.6 million square feet of space acquired through merger activity and, ultimately, managed the reorganization of Exodus’ real estate portfolio including the sale of over $120 million of surplus real and personal property and 4.4 million square feet of leased and owned property. 



  • Bachelor of Arts, Yale University ,1988
  • Juris Doctor, University of Virginia School of Law, 1993

Clients Represented


Technology Companies
  • Actian Corporation
  • Agilent Technologies 
  • Align Technology, Inc. 
  • Atmel Corporation 
  • Avago Technologies, Inc. 
  • Aviat Networks 
  • Cerego, LLC 
  • Daqari, LLC 
  • Dropbox
  • eAsic Corporation 
  • EnergySolutions, LLC 
  • Confidential Social Media (F)
  • Glu Mobile Inc. 
  • Intertrust Technologies Corporation 
  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals 
  • Lend Up 
  • LSI Corporation 
  • Microsoft Corporation 
  • Philips Lumileds 
  • Trusted ID 
  • Yahoo! Inc. 
  • Yamaichi Electronics


Law/Professional Service Firms

  • Arnold & Porter LLP 
  • Bergeson LLP 
  • Dentons 
  • Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP 
  • Goodwin Proctor LLP 
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP 
  • Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel, Inc. 
  • Joint Venture Silicon Valley
  • Kaye Scholer LLP 
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP 
  • KKR & Co. L.P. 
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Lozano Smith Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
  • McDermott Will & Emery LLP 
  • Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, PC 
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP 
  • Nixon Peabody LLP 
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 
  • Reel Grobman 
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Sullivan & Cromwell LLP 
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP 
  • White & Case LLP 
  • WilmerHale LLP 
  • Wombie Carlyle Sandridge & Rice

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations 

  • Trustee, Nativity Prep Academy: chair of Board Governance Committee, member of Executive Committee and Audit Committee
  • Former Trustee, Francis Parker School; chair of Audit Committee and member of Compensation Committee and Diversity Committee
  • Treasurer, Rainbow of the Foothills Pony Club
Ham Southworth Executive Vice President
Lic. 01378036
Palo Alto 400 Hamilton Avenue
4th Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94301