Greenberg Traurig’s Carey Venditti Nominated to REFIC Council

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Carey Gunn Venditti, a real estate shareholder in the Austin office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, recently accepted an invitation to become an Advisory Council Member of the Real Estate Finance and Investment Center (REFIC) of the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.

Carey Gunn Venditti, a real estate shareholder in the Austin office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, recently accepted an invitation to become an Advisory Council Member of the Real Estate Finance and Investment Center (REFIC) of the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.

REFIC is a nationally recognized think tank cultivating cutting-edge research and curricula on finance-related real estate issues, such as the valuation of mortgage-backed securities, the financial structure of real estate investments trusts, the agency issues associated with real estate financing agreements and the efficiency of real estate investment markets. Council members are nominated among other real estate professionals and included by invitation only.

“I am honored to be chosen to join such esteemed company at such a great university, and I look forward to strengthening our firm’s relationships through REFIC,” said Venditti. “This is an exciting opportunity to collaborate with and learn from some of the best minds in the business.”

“We are proud of Carey’s nomination to the REFIC Council and her leadership in our rapidly growing real estate market,” said Darrell R. Windham, co-managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Austin office. “Carey is very committed to serving her alma mater and the Austin community.”

REFIC sponsors several valuable programs, including a National Real Estate Challenge competition for business school graduate students, a student-managed REIT Fund focused solely on U.S. real estate trust (REIT) equity securities, a mentoring program for students and an annual Summer Real Estate Research Symposium co-hosted with UC-Berkeley, Columbia, Cornell, UCLA, Wharton and National University of Singapore.

Venditti advises investors, developers and owners of various commercial, mixed-use, multi-family, office, retail, planned community and condominium projects in the acquisition, disposition and development of land and the purchase, sale, leasing, operation and administration of income producing properties.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP – Texas
Greenberg Traurig has more than 100 attorneys in Texas, serving clients from offices in Austin, Dallas and Houston.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP – 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 legal solutions 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 nearly 300 real estate lawyers from around the world, serving clients from key markets in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. The groups’ clientele includes and 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, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1,900 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is No. 1 on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, third largest in the U.S. on the 2015 Law360 400, on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite. More information at: http://www.gtlaw.com.

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