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Joel R. Pentz

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Joel Pentz is a strategically focused, results based business advisor and legal counselor, possessing a broad and unique background both in-house and in private practice, in both the private and public sector, and in numerous industries.

Joel’s practice is centered around all aspects of corporate real estate and he has extensive experience leading, planning, structuring, negotiating, managing and executing real estate acquisition, divestiture, leasing, financing, development and joint venture transactions with particular focus on corporate headquarter, office, warehouse, distribution, logistics, industrial and healthcare facility assets.

Joel represents a broad range of clients in multiple industries including Fortune 500 companies, private equity firms and related portfolio companies, manufacturers, distributors, logistics companies, long-term care developers and operators, lenders, and investors, developers, operators and end-users of multi-family, hotel and hospitality and medical office properties.

In addition to his private practice background, Joel has public sector experience as a former port authority in-house General Counsel where during his tenure he had regular and significant interaction with local, state and federal elected officials and governmental agencies, trade organizations and interested stakeholder groups in connection with policy and advocacy, public relations, project planning and management, construction, environmental, funding, economic development, public private partnerships and general business development efforts with respect to major regional logistics and intermodal assets and related public infrastructure improvements, industrial properties and warehousing facilities, logistics and transportation issues, industrial and waterfront development and collaborative public private partnership opportunities.


    • Case Western Reserve University, 1999, J.D.
      • Cum Laude
    • Mercyhurst College, 1995, B.A., Sports Organizational Management
      • summa cum laude

    • Ohio

    • Leadership Cleveland, Class of 2010