Brian McGuire


Founder | Managing Partner

• Brian is a Managing Partner at Lagniappe, focusing on the firm’s investment, financing and real estate opportunities.

• Prior to joining Lagniappe, Brian served as VP of Investments for Outlook Development Group (ODG) where he focused on the firm’s investment activity with specific emphasis on real estate investment & development and venture capital investment. Brian developed, acquired or invested in multi-family, industrial, office, retail shopping centers and residential housing. Brian also managed venture capital investments across a variety of industries: Coworking, Big Data Technology, Healthcare Technology, Nuclear Technology, Financial Technology and Direct to Consumer Devices.

• Prior to ODG, Brian served as Development Manager for General Growth Properties (GGP) where he was involved with all phases of the development process including acquisition, pre-development feasibility, financial modeling, lease negotiation, design and construction. Brian managed over $400 million in value-add redevelopment projects across 1.25 million square feet. Brian’s career progression at GGP also afforded him the opportunity to be directly involved in the Sears Seritage Joint Venture ($232 million), the Sears portfolio acquisition ($270 million) and the Baybrook Mall Lifestyle Expansion Joint Venture ($185 million).

• Prior to GGP, Brian served as Vice President at Bank of America in the Commercial Real Estate Special Assets Group where he realized over $340 million in distressed debt resolutions. 

• Brian also actively invested in subsidized single-family and multi-family housing in Chicago. From 2009-2013, Brian acquired, rehabbed and stabilized over 50 properties.

• A graduate of Marquette University (B.S.) and DePaul University (MSRE), Brian lives in Glenview, IL with his wife Liz and their growing family (Lexi, Graham and Cullen). In his free time he enjoys being active with Liz (running, swimming, yoga), cruising the streets (parks/pools) of Glenview with his kids and playing golf with his buddies.