Bryan Venesy guides clients through real estate deals with a focus on generating positive, tangible community development and client ROI. He negotiates and closes complex transactions, including real estate development, real estate finance, equity investments, affordable housing tax credits, community development, partnerships, joint ventures, leasing and general business matters.
Bryan serves on the Real Estate department’s executive committee, and is co-chair of the firm’s Low-Income Housing Tax Credit team. His clients include investors, owners, lenders, developers and tenants in regional, national and international real estate transactions. For more than 20 years, Bryan has counseled investors and developers in connection with tax credit and affordable housing transactions involving multi-tiered debt and equity structures.
Notably, Bryan’s experience includes the representation of a developer in connection with the development and financing of a $350 million mixed-use project entailing 1.3 million square feet of retail, office, residential and hotel components. In addition, Bryan represented an investor in the $20 million redevelopment of an apartment project utilizing the first Freddie Mac Direct Purchase Tax Exempt loan in the country and the Ohio’s first Senior Preservation Rental Assistance Contract (SPRAC).
Negotiation is at the center of Bryan’s practice. Bryan advises on technical issues and nuances, but does not lose sight of his client’s objectives and bigger picture agenda. Because he works on complicated transactions, Bryan’s goal is to identify the key issues that matter to his client, as well as to streamline complexity and provide solutions that are both understandable and actionable. Bryan strives to obtain not only the desired result for his client, but also seeks to preserve and enhance the overall business relationship between his client and other deal constituents.
Bryan is a frequent speaker at national conferences on partnership issues, tax credit transactions and partnership exits.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, Columbus Bar Association
Graduate, Leadership Columbus, 2000
The Best Lawyers in America, 2016-2024
Lawyer of the Year Real Estate, 2023