Brian Saenger is the Chief Operating Officer/Vice President and Corporate Counsel of The Ratkovich Company. Prior to joining the Company, he served as outside counsel during his practice with the international law firm DLA Piper LLP (US). Throughout his career, Brian has overseen a wide range of legal matters, representing clients with acquisitions and dispositions of all property types, representing lenders and borrowers in various financing transactions and representing principals in real estate-related joint venture structures. Brian joined the company as the Vice President of Acquisitions and was responsible for overseeing the Company’s acquisition process and he sits on the Company’s Executive Committee in connection with the placement of debt and equity for each project. In addition, he is responsible for overseeing the Company’s legal matters related to the acquisition, operation and disposition of projects, litigation management and corporate governance. Brian coordinates the Company’s legal work with outside counsel. He is also a member of the Company’s Executive Committee.

Brian received his Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, with honors, and he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. Brian is a member of the State Bar of California and is a licensed California Real Estate Broker (BRE No. 01863379).

Favorite TRC Project: The Alhambra. The project continues to afford TRC with the opportunity to add development value to an already successful office and retail urban campus.

Favorite City: London. I enjoy the blend of the culture and traditions of the old world with those of the new world.

Favorite Cause: California YMCA Youth & Government. The non-profit organization provides an opportunity for over 3,500 California junior high and high school students to become better citizens through a hands-on model United Nations program and a model California legislature and court program.