CRG, the national real estate development and investment firm, announced it has retained Lucie Stanley as associate general counsel. With nearly 10 years of legal experience, Stanley joins CRG’s in-house legal department handling all legal, compliance and risk management issues as the company continues the strategic growth of its national platform. Stanley will be based in the firm’s St. Louis office.
“We are thrilled to welcome Lucie to our legal team,” said Shawn Clark, CRG president. “Lucie brings a depth of private practice experience in commercial real estate with a range of ground-up development asset classes and investment structures. Her exceptional reputation in the St. Louis real estate law community and key client relationships make her a perfect fit for CRG.”
Stanley is CRG’s eighth executive hire in the past year to support its strategic growth plan. Recently, the firm has launched a number of new initiatives, including major regional expansions of The Cubes industrial platform, a $1 billion commitment to develop multifamily housing nationwide, and USLF II – an investment fund which will develop a projected $1.5 billion of next-generation e-commerce and distribution facilities across the U.S. over the next three years. CRG’s integrated construction firm and parent company, Clayco, is currently delivering more than $3.8 billion of new industrial projects for Fortune 500 clients in 21 states.
Stanley joins CRG from law firm Husch Blackwell, where she was a senior associate counseling national commercial real estate clients on navigating complex development incentives and tax credits for significant, large-scale projects. Prior to her 10 years with Husch Blackwell, Stanley was a reporter with the St .Louis Business Journal. She holds a J.D. from St. Louis University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri.
“CRG is growing tremendously and, with its integrated invest-develop-design-build model, it is setting the bar for how to execute and deliver high quality projects that exceed the expectations of investors and clients,” said Stanley. “I am energized by the opportunity to support projects across the country that touch nearly every facet of the real estate market. I look forward to working closely with my CRG and Clayco colleagues to make a real and positive impact with our clients and their communities.”