Bridge Development Partners Hires First-Ever General Counsel

Bridge Development Partners has hired Daniel Hemmer as its first general counsel. Based in Bridge’s Chicago headquarters, Hemmer will oversee all of the firm’s legal functions, including real estate transactions, corporate and litigation. He will also be responsible for managing the company’s relationships with outside counsel and assuring every area of its business is in compliance with law.

Before joining Bridge, Hemmer served as general counsel for five years at First Industrial Realty Trust, a publicly traded real estate investment trust and leading owner and operator of industrial properties. Prior to that, he spent 11 years as general counsel for CenterPoint Properties, an industrial property and transportation infrastructure developer and investor owned by the country’s largest pension fund. Before entering the real estate industry, Hemmer worked at LKQ Corporation and practiced law at Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.