Bridge Development Partners, LLC says it has hired Daniel Hemmer as its first general counsel.
Based in Bridge’s Chicago headquarters, Hemmer will oversee all of Bridge’s legal functions, including real estate transactions, corporate and litigation. He will also be responsible for managing the company’s relationships with outside counsel and assuring every area of its business is in compliance with law.
In addition to his regular responsibilities, Hemmer will also play a significant role in the development of processes and procedures to support Bridge’s ongoing growth, in facilitating real estate transactions that drive its profits, and in the company’s capital raising efforts.
“Demand for first-class industrial space continues to show no signs of slowing down, and Bridge continues to pursue our expansion across our seven core U.S. industrial markets, as well as begin our first ventures into international markets. As our company and our portfolio continued to grow, securing a skilled and experienced legal mind like Dan’s was imperative,” said Steve Poulos, founder and Chief Executive Officer. “He has already proven himself to be an invaluable asset, and we look forward to putting his unique skill set to use at Bridge for years to come.”
Hemmer joins Bridge during a time of rapid growth. In addition to welcoming its first-ever corporate counsel, the company also named Steve Groetsema as its first Chief Operating Officer earlier this year.
Before joining Bridge, Hemmer served as general counsel at First Industrial Realty Trust, a publicly traded real estate investment trust and leading owner and operator of industrial properties, for five years.
“I am extremely excited to bring my two decades of experience to Bridge – a company with a strong entrepreneurial culture and an unparalleled reputation across the industrial real estate arena,” said Hemmer. “My arrival coincides with a period of intense growth, and I look forward to playing a key role alongside my accomplished colleagues to help push it to even greater heights.”