Greg P. Brenny

Partner Minneapolis

Summary

Greg has over 20 years of experience as a commercial real estate attorney practicing primarily in the areas of:

  • Real estate development and redevelopment
  • Commercial real estate transactions – acquisitions, finance, sales and leasing
  • Landlord and select tenant representation in leasing of multi-tenant mixed-use, retail, office, restaurant, and industrial projects
  • Development of mixed-use, retail, medical, office, multi-family, senior housing development and industrial projects
  • Development, leasing and sale of single tenant triple net investment property
  • Government entitlements and agreements, including development agreements, TIF agreements, subdivision and storm water
  • REA, easements, restrictions and other private encumbrances analysis and revision for the redevelopment of shopping centers and other retail sites
  • Co-development with multiple developers involved in different phases of a project
  • Joint venture agreements between stakeholders in development projects
  • Land use

Greg is a trusted advisor to clients in real estate transactions. He focuses on creating real estate value for his clients and is committed to being responsive and accessible to clients. He understands the importance of his client’s objectives. Greg’s experience allows him to anticipate and resolve matters to ensure a timely and efficient real estate transaction. His focus, commitment and experience has resulted in establishing long-term client and professional relationships.

Greg has led, coordinated and completed complex commercial real estate transactions involving assemblages, vertical subdivisions and multiple transactions. He has represented developers and owners locally and nationally his entire career in development and redevelopment from both a merchant build and long-term hold perspective. Greg has significant retail experience. He has represented developers, owners, landlords, tenants, contractors and lenders in real estate transactions.

Greg is designated as a Certified Real Property Law Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association. To achieve this designation, Greg passed a rigorous exam, was positively reviewed by legal peers, and is recognized as an attorney who has significant real estate experience and high ethical standards. Greg is also recognized by Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law in 2018 and 2019.

Awards

  • Honoree, Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law (2018-present)

  • Certified Real Property Law Specialist,
    Minnesota State Bar Association

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law (1992)

    J.D., magna cum laude

  • Iowa State University (1988)

    B.S. in Industrial Engineering

Admissions

  • State - Minnesota
  • Federal - District of Minnesota

Professional Affiliations

  • Urban Land Institute

    Minnesota Market Council

  • Minnesota Shopping Center Association

    Member

  • Minnesota Bar Exam

    Former Grader