GLC has nearly 20 professionals on our team and seven principals with nearly 170 years of experience that have closed more than $7 billion of commercial real estate investment across all property types, geographies, capital structures, and economic cycles.
General Counsel & Principal
Rich serves as general counsel and a principal of Great Lakes Capital, with oversight of corporate legal affairs and involvement in the strategic growth of GLC through acquisition, development, financing, and management of real estate. Prior to joining GLC, Rich was a partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP where he provided counsel to developers, joint venture entities, and investors/owners in matters across all real estate sectors – with a focus on public-private partnerships. He received a JD and MBA in 1998 from Indiana University – McKinney School of Law and Kelley School of Business.
As In-House Counsel at Great Lakes Capital, Matt supports the entire GLC team from assisting GLC’s developers with property acquisition/dispositions, entitlement and pipeline advancement strategies to leasing and litigation matters with GLC’s asset managers. Prior to joining GLC, Matt worked for a boutique law firm located in South Bend, Indiana and Washington D.C. where he advised clients in real estate transactions, M&A, and general corporate matters. Matt also assisted his clients in various commercial litigation matters with a particular focus on eminent domain litigation and property disputes. He received a JD from the University of Notre Dame Law School and his B.S. from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business.
Linda serves as in-house counsel supporting the GLC team in legal activities ranging from reviewing leasing contracts to property acquisitions and advising on litigation matters. She brings a unique perspective to our group with eleven years of trial experience. Prior to joining GLC, Linda focused on criminal law and public service. Growing up in a family of general contractors, she has an innate capacity for commercial real estate development. Linda earned a J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law and her B.A. with honors from Butler University.
Leveraging 17 years of relationships and extensive background in the commercial real estate industry, Martin provides direct strategic and analytical support as part of the Great Lakes Capital development team. Since joining the firm in 2017 he has performed a hybrid role in asset management and brokerage services within the GLC portfolio. Martin earned a BA in Political Science from the University of Missouri/Columbia and an MBA from Roosevelt University in Chicago.