Biography

Brent Saldaña is dedicated to achieving solutions that meet his clients’ goals in a variety of real estate transactions and projects, including acquisitions and sales, development, leasing, financing, management, and ownership transactions. 

He particularly enjoys complex projects where protecting his clients requires negotiating mutually beneficial solutions among many stakeholders, thoughtful consideration of interrelated agreements, superb project management skills, and a continuing appreciation of the big picture. Brent also has a soft spot for ground-up development work and major renovation projects.

Whether he is structuring real estate investment vehicles, negotiating build-to-suit leases, reviewing construction documents, or closing a financing, Brent strives to continue Farella’s legacy of delivering practical, smart guidance in a package of outstanding client service.

Recent real estate projects include:

  • Negotiating financing for the developer of a mixed-use project in India Basin.
  • Assisting an East Bay developer to acquire the site for a 220,000-square-foot office building for a life sciences company and to negotiate joint venture agreements with limited partners, a build-to-suit lease with the tenant, construction agreements with the contractor, and other project documents.
  • Strategizing with landlords to respond to COVID-related tenant issues.
  • Counseling a real estate investor in the sales and acquisitions of fee and ground lease interests in South Bay/Peninsula properties.

Prior to joining a law firm, Brent worked in development and marketing at The San Francisco Foundation and as in-house counsel for a nonprofit lender to businesses in disaster recovery zones.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Urban Land Institute (ULI) NEXT 

Firm Highlights

Publication

California’s New Pay Transparency Law

Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . Every January brings a slew of new laws that take effect at the federal and state level, and it seems that there are...

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Farella Braun + Martel Announces 2023 New Partner Class

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Jaya Bajaj Named to Lawyers of Color Hot List 2022

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Wage Transparency: Current and Future Requirements for Employers

Holly Sutton is speaking at the session "Wage Transparency: Current and Future Requirements for Employers" at HR West's 2023 conference. Session Overview: The session will address the current wage transparency posting and reporting requirements for California employers and related...

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Plastics and Recyclability Claims

Elisabeth Dorsi is moderating the plenary session "Plastics and Recyclability Claims" at the ABA’s 2023 Environmental & Energy, Mass Torts, and Products Liability Litigation Committees’ Joint Regional CLE Program. Session Overview: This panel will discuss the...

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Discovery Builders Wins Complete Defense Ruling at Trial

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel secured a complete defense victory at trial on behalf of developer Discovery Builders, Inc. and co-defendants in a lawsuit by the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office in...

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Failures Are Valuable IP: Protect Your Startup’s Negative Trade Secrets

Technology companies and start-ups are familiar with protecting inventions with patents, and protecting their secret formulas, source code, and algorithms as trade secrets. But tech companies may not be aware of another powerful form of...

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Privacy Policy Best Practices for Nonprofits

Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . I’m happy to have my colleague Nate Garhart back for a discussion on privacy laws and how they affect website content development and online...

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Bisnow: East Bay State of the Market

CJ Higley will moderate the panel "Tenant Activity, Creative Deal Structures, and Smart Investments Opportunities & Meeting Never-Ending Demand for Industrial Space" at Bisnow's annual “East Bay State of the Market" event. Click  here  for more information...

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Federal and California Taxpayer Relief: Reprieve From Wet Winter Weather

2023 started California off with weather that escapes recent memory. Rain, snow, and surf seemed unrelenting for the first two weeks of January. While this spell of winter storms has brought snow to our...

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