Greg Hummel has helped clients "get to yes" in a range of complex projects and transactions over his 40-plus years of law practice. These positive outcomes often involve finding gap funding necessary to make deals feasible, identifying sources of recurring revenue to anchor a project’s development and ultimate operation, achieving regulatory relief or the necessary permits to allow projects to proceed, or driving consensus among key stakeholders to achieve critical agreements.
This dealmaking ability arose from Greg’s varied experience and thought leadership. For the first 20 years of his career, Greg practiced as counsel to some of the nation’s largest real estate developers and lenders, undertaking complex real estate projects and transactions. He then focused on drafting and negotiating design and construction contracts for institutional owners that revitalized their holdings or program and construction managers overseeing complex projects. In the last 20 years, Greg has acted as either underwriter’s or bond counsel for investment banks or municipalities providing infrastructure to master planned communities or undertaking brownfield redevelopment or other economic development and job creation activities.
Today, he combines this experience in a public-private partnership practice where he represents states, territories, counties and municipalities in complex redevelopment or infrastructure projects or when he acts for major companies seeking incentives for new headquarters, distribution centers, call centers, R&D facilities and the like.
His thought leadership is marked by writing and speaking on a range of timely legal and business topics including, most recently, Trump infrastructure planning. He has been an Urban Land Institute trustee and foundation governor since 2001. He helped found the American College of Construction Lawyers in 1989 and today leads its P3 Task Force. The learning and relationships he has gained from these and other organizations enables Greg to discern trends, influence behaviors and, in some instances, develop trends. One notable area where today he is helping to shape trends is social impact investing.
The bottom line - Greg skates to where to puck is going and keeps his eyes on the client’s goal. Clients value his ability to "get to yes" through his extensive knowledge base, strategic collaboration and creative problem-solving, all designed to help them meet their needs and achieve their business objectives.