Features Real Estate

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 […]

Shael Weinreb—Freed Developments

From Toronto’s industrial neighborhoods to the “Hamptons of the North” in Ontario’s Muskoka Bay, Freed Developments is reimagining development with an all-encompassing approach to design, construction, sales and management that renews cityscapes and revels in the wild of the Great White North. The impact of Freed Developments is best showcased in the Toronto skyline.  As […]

Enrique Aguilar – Grupo IGS

Grupo IGS keeps growing in Mexico, and General Counsel Enrique Aguilar helps make sure it is growing right. The private equity firm is near to closing a deal for industrial properties worth $140 million. It is looking at new affordable housing opportunities. The breadth of its holdings spreads throughout the country and tests Aguilar’s abilities […]

Matthew D. Vandermyde – Ten-X Commercial

Facilitating online real estate sales is a far cry from Vandermyde’s early days of working on national land reform in Honduras. There, he says, property transactions were disorganized and often involved extortion, lawsuits—and even murder. The stakes are not as grim these days, but he says the importance of transparency and certainty in real estate […]

Testimonials

It was a great honor to be featured in Vanguard Law. Working with every member of the team, from the initial interview with Erin Clark, through production with Victor Martins, writing the article with Taryn Plumb and creating the final content with Dave Gushee, was a true pleasure. Everyone was very professional, enthusiastic and supportive, and their creative approach and positive attitude clearly came through in the final product.
– Kevin C. Rakowski, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Compliance with Radian Group Inc.
As promised in advance, my feature in Vanguard has increased my visibility within the profession and prompted more than a few people I have not communicated with recently to reconnect. One of the Italian law firms I have used in the past is now in the process of interviewing me for an article on their website and tweeting out the feature story. Activity and the number of people connecting with me on LinkedIn has soared, which is great. The Vanguard writers and editorial staff were great to work with—highly professional and made the effort to make the experience both fun and rewarding (they were also respectful of the time pressures and demands all lawyers face). I was very pleased with the experience and the final outcome. Needless to say, I have been very pleased. All in all working with Vanguard has been a very positive experience which generated good publicity for both Shawcor and myself. My sincere thanks.
– Tim Hutzul, General Counsel, ShawCor Ltd.
The piece highlighting my company, Bob Baker Enterprises, Inc., came out fabulous. Our company is in the new and used car sales and service industry. Everyone was great to work with and extremely professional. They produced a high-quality product and have provided expert assistance and guidance post-production of the article.
– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.
I was honored to be the subject of an article. I enjoy reading Vanguard articles and seeing how other attorneys got to their positions and see their jobs. It's also interesting to see how different law firms partner with the subjects of the articles.
– Henry Marquard, in-house counsel, Stanley Consultants Inc.

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