Title: Associate General Counsel
Favorite Spot in BPC: Irish Hunger Memorial
Brett Beecham grew up in Columbia County, located in upstate New York. He attended Franklin & Marshall College where he studied English Literature, and also spent a semester abroad at Oxford University. He later went on to attend Boston University Law School while working in a series of public interest internship positions.
During law school Brett’s first job was as an intern working for the Boston Urban Gardeners, a community organization that works on a variety of projects with people in low income communities throughout the Boston area. He then went on to work for global real estate firm Spaulding & Slye Colliers International, Boston, where he managed real estate process engineering.
After moving to New York City and working as a litigation attorney at several different law firms, Brett realized his true passion was where he started – real estate – and took a job as an Assistant General Counsel with the New York City Department of Buildings. After about 12 months of service there, Brett joined the private equity firm Manhattan Capital, with a focus on the real estate and professional sport sectors. First as Project Manager and then as General Counsel, Brett helped work on projects building real estate across the country, including Aces Ballpark, home of the Reno Aces, the triple-A minor league affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
In September 2016, Brett joined the Battery Park City Authority as an Associate General Counsel. In this role, he advises on procurement and internal policies, as well as contract and RFP drafting. As an attorney with deep real estate experience, mixed-use communities have always held special interest for Brett, and Battery Park City is a prime example to the world. In his spare time he likes to travel upstate, hike, explore the city, and dote on his two French bulldogs, Percy & Rabbit.
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