Bryant sparkman, Principal
Bryant Sparkman is responsible for sourcing Century | Urban’s real estate investment opportunities in addition to providing real estate economic and strategic advisory services to third party clients.
Bryant has over 18 years of real estate investment, development, and institutional asset management experience that encompasses a wide range of property types including commercial office buildings, multifamily apartments, for-sale residential-condominiums, full-service hotels, and large-scale mixed-use projects such as the landmark Hotel and Residences at L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles. Bryant has provided advisory services on over $4 billion of real estate projects in San Francisco and has significant expertise in the successful consummation of public-private-partnerships.
Prior to founding Century | Urban, Bryant was Vice President, Investments in the urban investment group of MacFarlane Partners, where he originated investments and oversaw multiple development and redevelopment projects. He played a role in deploying $500 million of equity capital for acquisitions and ground-up development projects in partnership with such leading real estate operating and development companies as The Related Companies, TMG Partners, Forest City, and Anschutz Entertainment Group.
Bryant began his real estate career as a Financial Analyst in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group of Banc of America Securities participating in engagements involving mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, and joint ventures for such clients as Blackstone, Starwood Capital, Marriott International, Lazard Frères, KB Home, Wynn Resorts, and Crow Holdings Industrial Trust.
A member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) San Francisco Executive Committee since 2005, Bryant is presently the ULI San Francisco Residential Local Product Council in addition to serving on one of ULI’s Urban Development and Mixed-Use Councils. Mr. Sparkman presently serves as a Board of Director and Co-President of SHN Theatres. He graduated cum laude from the University of Southern California, earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance and entrepreneurship.