About Sphere

Sphere is an innovative online platform for real estate companies, institutional investors and individuals that allows its registered users to invest in, finance and buy / sell commercial real estate. Sphere’s senior management team and senior advisors have decades of real estate and finance experience, particularly in the public markets. Sphere’s primary objective is to create a more efficient marketplace for private commercial real estate.

The Sphere Advantage

Sphere adopts a holistic approach to commercial real estate by promoting the interplay between the traditionally segmented worlds of high net worth investing, institutional investment and the acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate. Sphere breaks down longstanding barriers and combines them into a single, robust online platform. It creates the foundation for a more efficient marketplace to enhance the opportunities available to investors while providing a more comprehensive financing solution to real estate companies.

Senior Management Team and Advisors

Christopher Woodrum
Christopher Woodrum Partner and Founder

Mr. Woodrum has worked in the real estate sector for over 15 years with the majority of his career spent in investment banking. Mr. Woodrum has extensive experience in the public and private capital markets and has participated in over $20 billion of transactional activity in equity and debt capital markets, M&A and private capital. Prior to Sphere, Mr. Woodrum held senior positions with Big Ocean and Kimberlite Advisors where he focused on private capital and strategic advisory for real estate companies. Prior to Kimberlite, Mr. Woodrum was a senior banker at RBC Capital Markets in the real estate investment banking group. He began his career working in real estate acquisitions and development primarily in the New York market. Mr. Woodrum received his MBA from the Goizueta Business School where he graduated Beta Gamma Sigma and his B.A. degree from Sewanee (The University of the South).

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Ian Gallagher
Ian Gallagher Partner

Mr. Gallagher is an experienced corporate finance professional that has primarily focused on the real estate and lodging industries for over two decades. After starting his career in real estate investment management, Mr. Gallagher spent the majority of his career working in the Investment Banking Divisions of both Citigroup and RBC Capital Markets in their respective Real Estate & Lodging Groups. Mr. Gallagher has extensive experience in public and private capital markets transactions and in M&A and advisory assignments both domestically and internationally working on over $20 billion in transactions. Mr. Gallagher earned a B.A. degree in Economics and History from Williams College.

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