Derrick Gruner
General Counsel
Apollo Square Capital

Mr. Grüner possesses decades of real estate and finance industry experience. Prior to his role as General Counsel for Apollo Square Capital and Strategic Holdings, he was General Counsel & Chief Legal Officer at Genesis Capital, Counsel at Anchor Loans, and before that partner at a large AV-rated east coast law firm. In over a decade practicing law, he has focused on banking, finance, and real estate with broad transactional knowledge as well as a substantial litigation practice. Mr. Grüner has nearly a decade of real estate finance experience prior to the practice of law, and as a result commands an in-depth understanding of the real estate and banking industries. He is a recognized leader in the field. Besides being frequently asked to moderate and present at industry conferences throughout the United States, he is published, quoted, and featured in a variety of publications and trade journals. Mr. Grüner began his career in mortgage banking with a primary emphasis on business development, underwriting, and secondary markets. As a mortgage banker, Mr. Grüner was active in a variety of trade groups, including service as a Chair of the Georgia Association of Mortgage Brokers PAC, a participant on the Legislative Committee of the National Association of Mortgage Brokers, and a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Florida. He is a member of the Florida Bar and admitted to practice in California as Registered In-House Counsel.