Geoff Etnire helps clients create and vest added value to real estate through the acquisition of government approvals, the creative reuse of properties, and the repositioning of portfolios. The regulatory overlay on real estate is substantial and growing every year. Geoff regularly advises and represents developers, landowners, investors, and lenders in the development, acquisition, and sale of real estate throughout the United States, particularly in those matters where government entitlements and approvals are required for infrastructure, economic development, zoning, changes in use, and environmental clearances.
Clients retain Geoff for projects and disputes because of his ability to get to the finish line while eliminating or minimizing future complications, disputes, and litigation.
Geoff served on the boards of directors of four publicly traded real estate investment trusts. He also served as chairman of the board of the Bank of Pleasanton and on the executive committee of the board of directors of Mission Valley Bancorp, prior to its purchase by U.S. Bank. In addition, Geoff has served on the boards of directors of many nonprofit organizations and played an active role in chambers of commerce.