Mr. Lauer serves as Chief Legal and Compliance Officer of Trimont and its affiliated companies. He advises senior management and others within Trimont on a wide range of corporate, regulatory, compliance, and servicing matters, represents Trimont in connection with balance sheet and securitization transactions and oversees outside counsel. He also serves on the firm’s Global Advisory Council and Operating Committee as a member of Trimont’s senior leadership team.
Mr. Lauer has spent most of his career in commercial real estate as a consultant, asset manager and attorney. Before joining Trimont in 2010, he was in-house counsel and director of real estate for a private investor group and managed a multi-million square foot portfolio of commercial properties. Prior to that, Mr. Lauer acted as outside counsel to lenders and borrowers on financings for all major commercial property types, to landlords and tenants on office, retail and industrial leasing matters, and to buyers and sellers of commercial real property.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Lauer worked as a real estate consultant for Kenneth Leventhal & Company (now a part of Ernest & Young) where he represented owners and lenders on borrower debt restructurings, commercial property portfolios and individual assets, evaluated commercial mortgage portfolios for buyers, prepared valuations and strategic plans for commercial properties and advised clients on structured financings.