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Stanford Alumni Real Estate Council (SREC)

Emerging Leaders (EL)

Our SREC EL Members are the future.

Emerging leaders in the industry, they come together with their like-minded peers and fellow alums to accelerate their careers. They network, learn together, exchange ideas, and build year-round and lifetime connections.

Found in all aspects of real estate and the built environment, their ideas and actions are changing the industry.

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  • Preferred Name: Andrés

    Last Name: Cantero

    Degree String (Type, Year): ('12)

    Job Title: Senior Real Estate Attorney & Adjunct Professor

    Company Name: Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

    Bio: Andrés Cantero Jr. is presently an adjunct professor at the USC Gould School of Law and a senior real estate attorney at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, where he joined the firm to help launch the west-coast real estate practice. Prior to his time at Willkie, Andrés has worked at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Hanson Bridgett LLP and Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP. Throughout his career, Andrés has represented real estate institutional investors, owners, and developers in mortgage and mezzanine financings, joint venture, leasing and purchase and sale transactions. Andrés has worked on a variety of mixed-use, hospitality, and affordable housing projects, and has experience providing project permitting and entitlement strategy advice, as well as leading complex due diligence review and analysis of local zoning laws and related land use restrictions. Throughout the pandemic, Andrés assisted on some of the largest Chapter 11 filings.