Harvest Real Estate Law

Brandt Hollander

Partner / Boston

Brandt is a hands-on deal attorney who guides clients through a variety of complex real estate transactions.  Understanding that no two clients and no two deals are ever the same, he leverages over a decade of experience as an attorney, broker, and investor to bring a practical, business-oriented approach to helping clients execute transactions in multifaceted, rapidly changing environments. 

Brandt represents REITs, privately held companies, family offices, and high-net-worth individuals in a wide variety of commercial real estate matters, from purchase and sale transactions, leases, syndications, joint ventures, and debt financings to construction and design agreements and matters related to property and asset management.  He also advises clients in connection with the resolution of disputes, especially in the landlord/tenant, construction, and partnership contexts.

Prior to joining Harvest as the founder of its Boston office, Brandt practiced at the law firms of Dain Torpy, Elkins Kalt, and Goodwin Procter.  He attended UCLA Law School where he was a Peter Bren Distinguished Fellow in Entrepreneurial Real Estate, the president of the Real Estate Law Association, and a co-chair of the Skid Row Housing Clinic.  Prior to law school, Brandt was a real estate agent at A.C. Lawrence & Co. and attended Yale University where he captained the varsity football team.

Notable Deals

  • Represented a client in the recapitalization of a portfolio of 10 industrial properties located throughout New England and a related joint venture with an institutional capital source for potential future investment.
  • Represented a publicly traded company, as tenant, in connection with the negotiation of a build-to-suit lease of a 1,200,000-square-foot distribution facility in California.
  • Represented a client in the acquisition of a six-property industrial portfolio in Massachusetts.
  • Represented an investment partnership in connection with land assemblage in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • Represented a joint venture between a privately held sponsor and an institutional capital partner in the disposition of retail centers located in Florida, Minnesota, and North Dakota.
  • Represented a publicly traded company, as seller, in connection with the disposition of industrial property in Northern California.
  • Represented an institutional developer in connection with the negotiation of a prime construction contract and an architect agreement relating to the ground-up development of a midrise office building in California.
  • Represented a privately held real estate developer in connection with the negotiation of a construction loan for the redevelopment of a mixed-use project in Los Angeles, California.
  • Represented a privately held real estate investment company in connection with the creation of a streamlined construction agreement for tenant improvement work across its office portfolio.
  • Acted as outside in-house counsel for a real estate lending company in connection with the negotiation and review of a variety of vendor and supplier agreements.


  • Lawyers in Real Estate, Connect CRE (2022)


  • UCLA School of Law
  • Yale University