Features Real Estate

Bill Burding – Orange Coast Title

Homebuying. It’s a process that ranks as one of the most important purchases people make in their lives, and one that can be fraught with difficulty. Bill Burding, general counsel for Orange Coast Title in Santa Ana, never loses site of that event’s significance and what it can mean to a family—even if he does […]

Jill Hanson Rainford – Round Hill Capital

Differences may abound in the legal codes of the 20-plus jurisdictions where Jill Hanson Rainford oversees the legal interests of Round Hill Capital. Some subtle differences, some pronounced, but all she must keep abreast in her role with the international real estate investment and asset management firm. The United States and United Kingdom lean toward […]

Christopher Moles – Intero, a Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate

Real estate law being Christopher Moles’ stock in trade, he had minimal experience on the mergers-and-acquisitions front in 2014. That necessitated some fast learning, as his employer of the previous four years—a then modest but ambitious Silicon Valley brokerage house—had agreed to be absorbed by an industry heavyweight. There were no guarantees that the then […]

Jeffrey Holland – Discovery Land Company

It’ll be a piece of Portuguese paradise that Jeffrey Holland will have had a hand in assembling, but may only experience as a guest. A guest of the super rich and famous, that is, and while Holland may mingle in the company of well-to-do people, his behind-the-scenes legal work does not put him on a […]

Helen Bougas – Selection Group

Development of the iconic brick buildings of Montreal’s historic Molson Brewing Company are about to put Selection Group on the real estate map in a big way. In June, the privately-owned Quebec-based company, specializing in the development, construction and management of real estate projects, acquired all 1.2 million square feet of the historic downtown landmark—a […]

James Reiland – CA Ventures

Details matter, and for a real estate investment management firm that’s fast extending its footprint into Europe, and maybe elsewhere, there are devil-ridden details across the widest of maps for General Counsel James Reiland to grasp. Sometimes it may be much to the annoyance of his colleagues at Chicago-based CA Ventures, who may not always […]

Jeff Sprain – Preferred Apartment Communities Inc.

In the middle of the recession that gutted the housing market in 2009, John A. Williams had a hunch. He believed multi-family housing properties would be the first area of recovery so with his co-founder, Lenny Silverstein, he formed Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. “We had a visionary CEO and he was 100 percent right,” says […]

Michael Fralin — Somera Road Inc.

It’s a strategy that involves far more than one-note purchases, you could say about the business plan of New York-based Somera Road Inc. and it’s making some sweet music for its investors. It was an approach that began with Somera Road focusing on distressed commercial building loans and properties from the 2008 recession, then expanded […]

Fatima Arash – Diamond Properties

When Fatima Arash walked into her job interview at Diamond Properties, she says she didn’t necessarily have all of the required experience (to be fair, the job description asked for a “seasoned lawyer”). What she had was a plan. Laying out a chart for the executive team, she mapped out exactly what she could accomplish […]

Erik Fargo – Alpha Capital Partners LLC

A 2017 change to the U.S. tax code—much debated, much discussed, still being understood—has opened the way for what could be billions of dollars in investment in what are known as opportunity zones. Spread throughout the U.S., the zones can gain the designation if the poverty rate is at least 20 percent and median annual […]

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