Franklin Spees


History and Background:
  • From a lineage of legal professionals and real estate investors, Franklin Spees carries the legacy forward with over two decades of diverse expertise in the real estate and legal domains.
  • Holding a law degree and a real estate broker’s license, Franklin’s educational background laid the foundation for his expansive knowledge and multifaceted career.
  • With substantial roles over the last 20+ years, ranging from a real estate attorney to an urban planner, Franklin’s career is marked by a progression through various high-stakes positions in both the private and public sectors.
Track Record:
  • Franklin’s achievements include large commercial retail site development (ex. Home Depot & Wal-Mart), to serving as Vice President of Lawvex, Inc., with a history of managing large-scale commercial projects and facilitating complex land use entitlements.
  • Beyond his professional accomplishments, Franklin is actively involved in his local community, through non-profit boards, youth programs and coaching his kids sports.

Professionally Integrated

Beginning in 2003, Franklin has practiced extensively in business, estate planning, land use, entitlements, zoning, and corporate formations, bringing a strategic and insightful legal perspective to his clients.

He has successfully negotiated and brokered over $100M in residential, industrial, and commercial real estate transactions, showcasing his proficiency in high-level negotiations and market acumen.

Founding Neighborhood Property Management, Inc. in 2002, Franklin provides comprehensive affordable and market rate property management services for a portfolio of 750+ units valued at more than $100M.

His tenure as a municipal Planning Manager involved leading a collaborative meeting center for developers and city officials, streamlining entitlement processes, and contributing to critical zoning and planning policies.

Franklin has represented notable retail clients like Walmart & Home Depot through often contentious site developments across the western states. He also has experience in developing a range of real estate assets from single-family homes to industrial complexes.

As a co-founder of IDEAL Capital Group and collaborations with other lead operators, Franklin has been instrumental as a General Partner, Limited Partner, Key Principle, and Fund of Fund Manager in aggregate deals valued over $1B, having personally raised and deployed more than $25M in private capital.