Patrick Dewane, Campaign Director for The Arts Partnership

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ORDWAY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS “As we moved forward with this project and the concept of using New Markets Tax Credits, Brian’s knowledge and insight was invaluable through each phase of the process.  From our first conversation to closing, he was available whenever needed.  He was a tremendous asset to our team.” – Patrick […]

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Steve Lepinski, Washburn Executive Director

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WASHBURN CENTER FOR CHILDREN “We are lucky to have Brian’s extensive experience and skill set at the table. The added bonus is the passion he shares for our mission. His commitment to our success is extraordinary.” – Steve Lepinski, Washburn Executive Director

Byron Laher, Executive Director, CEAP

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NORTHWEST FAMILY SERVICES CENTER “Brian’s knowledge of state, county and New Market Tax Credit funding resources, and his ability to help us see the ‘big picture’ were invaluable. We were so glad he was part of our development team. This project would not have happen with out his hard work and determination.” – Byron Laher, […]

Emilio Bettaglio, Deputy Executive Director, Minneapolis Public Housing Authority

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HERITAGE PARK SENIOR SERVICES CENTER, THOMAS T. FEENEY MANOR “We were true pioneers in developing this important facility. Being the first brings plenty of ‘unknowns,’ and Brian’s leadership certainly helped us pave the way. ” – Emilio Bettaglio,  Deputy Executive Director, Minneapolis Public Housing Authority

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David Graham, FAIA, ESG Architects

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ZENITH CONDOMINIUMS “Every architect should be so lucky to work with Brian. His understanding of the entire development process—from planning through to the final punch list—was a huge asset. His knowledge and insight created a cohesive relationship between his client and our firm. We welcome the chance to work with Brian again in the future.” […]

Sue Fauver, General Counsel, Sherman Associates, Inc.

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SYNDICATE TRUST “Acquiring and restoring a historic structure is an incredibly complicated affair. And when it’s a building as important to a community as the Syndicate Trust is to St. Louis, its essential to get it right. From coordinating the financing package, to overseeing the construction, Brian’s capacity to understand and manage the complexities was […]

Wendy Holmes, Senior Vice President Consulting and New Partnerships, Artspace Projects, Inc.

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SHUBERT THEATER / COWLES CENTER FOR DANCE & THE PERFORMING ARTS “Weighing in at nearly 6 million pounds, moving the historic Shubert Theater was no easy feat. Brian’s hard work and attention to detail made it possible. He managed the complexities of working with structural engineers, city officials, financing representatives, historians, specialty moving companies, and […]

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V. J. Tramonte, lifelong Galveston resident

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NATIONAL HOTEL ARTIST LOFTS “It’s not every day you get to create a new life for a historic landmark like the National Hotel. Located in the center of Galveston, this property is the heart of our city—deeply rooted in our community and culture. With Brian’s guidance, the National Hotel restoration brought new purpose and vitality […]

Joe Biernat, Former Minneapolis Third Ward Council Member

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GRAIN BELT STUDIOS “The Grain Belt property is a great example of the power of historic restoration and repurposing. With Artspace’s vision, and Brian’s steadfast guidance through the acquisition and financing, these landmark buildings in Northeast Minneapolis gained new vitality. Now surrounded by a thriving arts community, the Grain Belt Studios play a central role […]

Julia Nelmark, Director, New Markets Tax Credit Program / Midwest Minnesota CDC

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ALOFT HOTEL “Brian has a terrific understanding of complex financing tools. His extensive knowledge of New Markets Tax Credits – which we used for this project – was a great help in bringing the aloft Hotel to completion. He also maintains constant watch on overall progress as well as details. We were thrilled to have […]

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