Greg Richner Named a “30 Under 30: Top Leasing and Sales Professional of 2018” by Commercial Observer
Blank Rome LLP Associate Greg Richner was named a 30 Under 30: Top Leasing and Sales Professional of 2018 by the Commercial Observer, which recognizes the top young leasing and sales professionals to watch in 2018 and beyond.
Commercial Observer selects their annual "30 Under 30" class by querying publicists, senior brokers, and industry connections, asking which professionals are considered “the best and brightest”—and then selects from numerous applications of candidates who have achieved significant successes in their respective fields and represent a diverse, cross-section of the industry.
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“30 Under 30” PROFILE:
Greg Richner, 29
Associate, Blank Rome LLP
Attorneys often play an overlooked role in real estate transactions, whether it’s drafting up the actual terms of leasing and sales transactions or vetting whether a deal makes sense for their clients.
Blank Rome’s Greg Richner handles those integral responsibilities for a range of clients across a variety of asset classes and transaction types, both in New York City and across the U.S. The bulk of Richner’s deals fall under the leasing category, where he and his colleagues represent landlords and tenants in the retail, office and industrial sectors.
Over the past 12 months he’s worked on more than 40 retail leases, with a particular focus on representing “nontraditional retailers” like health care provider CityMD and fitness concepts SoulCycle and Equinox. On the office front, he’s represented both landlords and tenants in more than 750,000 square feet worth of transactions over the past year, including seven separate locations across the tri-state area for Schweiger Dermatology Group. And in the realm of industrial real estate, Richner has worked on behalf of an undisclosed but “well-known” technology company in securing 13 leases at industrial properties across the country.
Since joining Blank Rome in 2016, Richner has seen his responsibilities steadily grow; in the past year in the particular, his role has evolved from that of an associate charged with supporting the firm’s partners to one where he’s now the “point person” who runs deals from their letter-of-intent phase all the way through to their closing.
As far as how he found himself in his current practice area, Richner noted an appreciation for the “tangible” nature of the transactions he oversees as an attorney. “I definitely see myself staying in real estate,” he said. “I like walking around the city and seeing deals that I helped get done.”