East Brown Cow Welcomes Stephen Nahley as COO and General Counsel

East Brown Cow, a real estate investment, development and management company in Portland, Maine, is pleased to announce that Stephen Nahley has joined as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel. His hiring is the result of a national search as the company sought to expand its operational leadership during a period of rapid growth.

As COO, Nahley will lead East Brown Cow’s operations and leasing, drive overall corporate strategy, and advise on key developments. In addition, he takes on the newly created role of General Counsel which reflects the increased scope and velocity of East Brown Cow’s activities in the marketplace.

"East Brown Cow has a 30-year history of thoughtful development, first-class service, and forward-thinking investment – and adding Stephen to our team is another example of that signature approach,” says Tim Soley, President and CEO of East Brown Cow. “Stephen brings over two decades of diversified knowledge and is a results-driven, accomplished individual and effective strategist. We are fortunate to welcome him back to Maine and look forward to his contributions in the years to come.”

With over 25 years of industry knowledge, Nahley has extensive experience guiding high-caliber companies to continued success with a practical, business and client friendly approach. Prior to joining East Brown Cow, Nahley served as General Counsel at Ogden CAP Properties, LLC, a multi-generational family owner-operator of luxury residential, commercial, retail and hospitality properties in New York and DC, where he was responsible for all legal affairs impacting real estate and family office operations. Throughout his career, Nahley has successfully negotiated for and secured critical transactions and proposals while advising client and company decisions and developments. A graduate of Colby College, Stephen went on to attend New York Law School and began his legal career as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of New York in the Commercial and Real Estate Litigation Division, was a real estate partner at Moses & Singer LLP, and a Director at Barclays Bank, handling all legal responsibilities for its Americas real estate portfolio. Nahley currently resides in Portland with his wife. Their daughter attends Carleton College.

“East Brown Cow is a leader in real estate investment, development and management and known throughout the industry for their attention to detail and dedication to this city,” Nahley shares. “I am excited to be returning to Maine and energized to help lead East Brown Cow into its next phase of innovation and urban excellence."



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