Raised by a real estate broker and investor, Gregg has been absorbing the nuances of property deals since childhood. He earned his real estate license at age 18. Today, Gregg offers clients a lifetime of real-world experience and deep legal insight to real estate matters.
Commercial Real Estate
Gregg has extensive experience in real estate and business transactional work, including commercial real estate leases, sales, exchanges, and financing. He has handled hundreds of commercial lease transactions for retail, office, industrial, agricultural, and telecommunications sites. Gregg also advises developers, landlords and property owners with matters such as sales, acquisitions, development, property management, and financing. He has counseled jewelry store chains, restaurants, fitness club operators, apparel chains and manufacturing companies in numerous real estate asset and business acquisitions.
Management and Leadership
Gregg has served in leadership positions in bar and industry organizations, held various leadership roles at the firm, and currently chairs the firm’s Transactional Department.
Long active with National Retail Tenants Association (NRTA), Gregg has a deep understanding of the issues facing the retail industry. He has served as NRTA’s general counsel, received its Founders Service Award, and co-chairs the curriculum committee working to provide retail, office, corporate, industrial and franchise tenants with real estate education training.
Gregg has written extensively on legal real estate issues, authoring chapters on retail leasing, office leasing, real estate finance practices and real property sales transactions volumes for California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB). He served as chief consultant on CEB’s Retail Leasing: Drafting and Negotiating the Lease.
Community and Social Connection
Praised as dedicated and responsive to clients, Gregg is also committed to community engagement. He chairs the Wendel Rosen Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee and is an active volunteer and leader with nonprofit and community groups, advancing humanitarian, sustainability and social issues.
Gregg volunteers with Baragwanath Blessings Inc., a nonprofit organization (founded by his daughter Colette) that helps babies and children around the world, including supplying babies in Latin America, Africa and Asia with hand-made hats and blankets and operating nutrition programs and medical clinics in Guatemala. Long interested in music, he is head roadie for his musician-son Dan and sings bass in the Oakland Interfaith Community Choir.