Mr. Lauer serves as Senior Managing Director, Chief Legal Officer and general counsel for Trimont Real Estate Advisors and its affiliated companies worldwide.
In this role he advises senior leadership and asset, servicing and operations managers on a wide range of corporate, asset, servicing and special servicing matters. He oversees outside counsel and works closely with the risk management group in evaluating and taking steps to mitigate risk exposure. As a member of the CMBS Credit Committee, Mr. Lauer monitors and advises Trimont special asset managers handling securitized assets to ensure that Trimont’s actions comply with PSA and other legal requirements.
Mr. Lauer has over 20 years of professional experience in commercial real estate as a consultant, asset manager and attorney. Prior to 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. Previous to that, Mr. Lauer acted as outside counsel to a range of real estate participants including conduit and portfolio lenders and borrowers on financings for all major property types, landlords and tenants on office, retail and industrial leasing matters, and 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 debt restructurings of companies, 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, including CMBS.