Robert G. Vanecko is a Managing Principal of Brennan Investment Group. Mr. Vanecko has extensive experience in a wide variety of real estate and corporate transactions as a principal, investment banker and attorney. Since 1993, he has been involved in the structuring, negotiation and execution of over 40 separate transactions with a total value of over $3 billion. Mr. Vanecko combines his background in finance, capital markets and law to analyze, structure, negotiate and implement diverse and complex investment transactions.
Prior to Brennan Investment Group, Mr. Vanecko was a co-founder and co-general partner of DV Urban Realty Partners I L.P. (“DV”), a $71.5 million real estate private equity fund. DV invests in value-added urban real estate transactions, primarily in Chicago. Along with the other sponsors of DV, Mr. Vanecko directed the day-to-day operations of the fund, including investment sourcing, evaluation and execution, asset management, finance and administration. The fund’s portfolio of investments and developments includes over 800 residential units and over 500,000 square feet of commercial space. Mr. Vanecko also co-founded and managed the fund’s property management affiliate – DV Property Management, LLC.
Previously, he served as Vice President, Finance and Corporate Development for iTRACS Corporation, a venture capital backed computer software company. While at iTRACS, Mr. Vanecko was responsible for raising over $30 million of private equity capital from institutional investors and high net worth individuals. He also negotiated strategic partnerships with leading OEM’s, including ITT Industries, Molex, Ortronics and Tyco Electronics.
Prior to joining iTRACS, Mr. Vanecko served as Vice President in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group at First Union Securities and EVEREN Securities. While at First Union and EVEREN, Mr. Vanecko specialized in real estate capital raising transactions for public and private real estate companies with an emphasis on the multi-family and senior housing sectors. He was involved in transactions with a total value of over $1.1 billion involving public and private REITs and real estate operating companies.
Prior to joining EVEREN Securities, Mr. Vanecko was an attorney at Mayer Brown LLP in the corporate and securities practice group.
Mr. Vanecko has a B.A. degree from Yale University and a J.D. degree (magna cum laude) from Northwestern University School of Law. He serves on the boards of several charitable and civic organizations.