GT's Bruce Fischer Chairs UCI Center for Real Estate’s Annual Spring Members Meeting

ORANGE COUNTY – June 20, 2018 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP's Bruce Fischer chaired and spoke at the University of California Irvine (UCI) Paul Merage School of Business’ 2018 Center for Real Estate Annual Spring Members Meeting held June 20. Speakers included prominent real estate professionals, academics, and business leaders who discussed the latest trends and innovations in commercial real estate.

Fischer, chair of Greenberg Traurig’s West Coast Real Estate Practice and co-managing shareholder of the Orange County office, is an advisory board member of UCI’s Center for Real Estate, and delivered the opening remarks of the meeting, which was titled, “Innovation: The Brainchild of Today’s Disruptive Digital World.”

Fischer also moderated the panel, “The Evolving Landscape of Housing and Mixed-Use Developments.” Panelists included Tom Tait, Mayor of the City of Anaheim; Gino Canori, Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Related California Residential; Robert LeFever, Managing Director of Development of Greystar; and Jerome A. Fink, Managing Partner of The Bascom Group, LLC.

Fischer focuses his practice on working with real estate funds and real estate investment trusts (REITs) and their advisors in connection with the origination and purchase of, and participation in, senior and subordinate "mezzanine" loans and the purchase and sale, development and financing of commercial properties, directly or through the formation of joint ventures with local operators and/or developers.

The Center for Real Estate at the UCI Paul Merage School of Business focuses on making positive contributions in education and academic research, as well as outreach to the academic and professional business communities. The school views innovation and technology as important drivers of change as well as essential components in modern real estate decision-making.

Greenberg Traurig was also a sponsor of this event.

About Greenberg Traurig's Real Estate Practice: The Greenberg Traurig Real Estate Practice is a cornerstone of the firm and recognized leader in the industry. The firm’s real estate attorneys deliver diversified and comprehensive counsel for property acquisition and investment, development, management and leasing, financing, restructuring, and disposition of all asset classes of real estate. The team draws upon the knowledge and experience of more than 400 real estate lawyers from around the world, serving clients from key markets in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. The group’s clientele includes a broad range of property developers, lenders, investment managers, private equity funds, REITs, and private owners. The firm’s real estate team advises clients on a variety of matters across a broad spectrum of commercial, recreational, and residential real estate, including structured equity and debt and the hybrids.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2017 Am Law Global 100. Web: www.gtlaw.comTwitter: @GT_Law.