About Brian M. Spangler

Brian Spangler is an associate in the Real Estate practice. He advises private equity firms, real estate investment trusts (REITS), developers and financial institutions, high-net-worth individuals and institutional investors in an array of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and preferred equity investments, development, financing and commercial leasing. Brian's practice includes a broad range of real estate asset classes, including industrial warehouse and distribution centers, data centers, office towers, hotels, multifamily projects and retail centers.

In real estate it's important to meld legal concerns with individual business objectives

Brian makes it a point to understand his clients' business objectives behind each transaction. This allows Brian to deal with legal issues regarding particular transactions in ways that support the client's overall business strategy.

In addition to his corporate real estate clients, Brian also represents community, education and philanthropic organizations in real estate and corporate matters on a pro bono basis.

While in law school, Brian served as note and comment editor for the Wisconsin Law Review and as a member of the Wisconsin Moot Court Board.

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Practice Focus

  • Real estate
  • Real estate equity and investments
  • Real estate finance and lending

Representative Experience

  • Represent private equity fund in a 99-year ground lease and data center development with a Fortune 500 public company.
  • Represent institutional investor in leasing a 782,000-square-foot build-to-suit industrial facility to a manufacturing and distribution user.
  • Represent institutional investor in leasing 387,000 square feet of industrial space to a third-party logistics provider.
  • Represent public company in the acquisition, and simultaneous origination as ground lessor of a 99-year ground lease, of a value-add medical office building in Alpharetta, Georgia.
  • Represent institutional investor in the $79.75 million acquisition of the office portion of a mixed-use development in Chicago.
  • Represent institutional landlord and investor in leasing Class A office space in Chicago comprising more than three million square feet.
  • Represent public company in leasing 256,000 square feet of industrial warehouse space from an institutional landlord.
  • Represent institutional investor in leasing 26 separate office buildings across the United States.
  • Represent private equity fund in the sale of REITs owning $228 million in industrial real estate assets across five states.
  • Represent institutional investor in the $295 million sale of 42 industrial properties across seven states.
  • Represent private equity fund in the $255 million purchase of a Class A office development in Minneapolis.
  • Represent public company in the $86.35 million sale of an office and retail mixed-use development in Chicago.
  • Represented a real estate investment fund in the $114.3 million acquisition of a full-service boutique business hotel and restaurant in Chicago, which hotel is part of a multi-owner building.
  • Represent private equity fund in the $74.5 million sale of a stabilized multifamily development in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood.
  • Represent institutional investor in the preferred equity investment and acquisition and mortgage financing of a $58.265 million multifamily development in Houston.
  • Represent private equity firm in the $86 million sale of a hotel, spa and golf resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • Represent mortgage lender in a $63.75 million mortgage loan secured by a prominent boutique hotel development in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood.
  • Represented institutional investor in procuring a $358.6 million mortgage loan secured by a Class A office building in New York City.
  • Represent developer in a $73.5 million construction loan relating to a multifamily development in Chicago's River North neighborhood.
  • Represent private equity fund client in securing a $110 million construction loan for development of a multifamily project in Chicago's River North neighborhood.

Publications

  • The ACREL Papers
    2014
  • Heads I Win, Tails You Lose: The Psychological Barriers to Economically Efficient Civil Settlement and a Case for Third-Party Mediation
    2012