REIT Veteran Hirsch Joins MMM Real Estate Capital Markets Group



Hirsch has completed multi-billion dollar real estate investment trust (REIT) transactions throughout his 20-year career. He spent over seven years with Griffin Capital Company and its affiliates, most recently as General Counsel and prior to that as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of the Board of Directors of Griffin Realty Trust, Inc., a Public REIT based in Los Angeles, California. He joins MMM as Of Counsel.

Hirsch met the president of the RECM group Lauren Prevost and partner Seth Weiner for years. “It was a big selling point – working with people I know well and who reflect my values,” Hirsch said. “MMM’s Real Estate Capital Markets practice reflects my business-oriented approach. We don’t do our clients justice if we don’t think like a business owner. services and advice. “

“Howard is well known in the REIT and alternative investment industries,” said Prevost. “He’s held important leadership roles in industry groups and he’s a frequent speaker at industry conferences – and he’s a great guy to boot. When we heard he was interested in returning Atlanta, Seth and I immediately got to work convincing Howard that MMM is the best place for him to continue practicing law. “

“Bringing in someone with Howard’s talent is great for the business,” Weiner added. “He is a thoughtful and intelligent lawyer and a really good person. He knows everyone in this industry and he is going to be extremely valuable in expanding our client base. We have enjoyed working with him in the past and look forward to working with him. daily. basis. “

As a member of Griffin’s management team, Hirsch has been heavily involved in Griffin’s business decisions. He has also overseen legal matters related to corporate operations, governance, securities, compliance, employment and intellectual property for Griffin and numerous public and private affiliates sponsored by Griffin.

“Howard has been instrumental in the incredible growth of Griffin Capital over the past seven years,” concluded the President and CEO of Griffin Capital. Kevin Shields. “Although we hated to see him go, we are delighted that he has the opportunity to return home for Atlanta and be part of such a respected company in our industry. We look forward to continuing to have Howard represent us externally. ”

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