As General Counsel of Seawood Builders, Mr. Spruce reports directly to president and chief executive officer Edward Masi and is a member of the company’s Executive Committee. In his role as chief legal officer, he is responsible for overseeing Seawood’s legal affairs including litigation, contracts for both construction and real estate development projects, and corporate matters.
Prior to joining Seawood Builders, Mr. Spruce served as Senior Vice President at Meritas, an international portfolio company owned by Sterling Partners, a private equity firm founded in 1983 and based in Chicago. A member of the founding executive team of Meritas, Mr. Spruce’s primary focus was real estate development as part of Meritas’ global expansion.
Mr. Spruce has more than 25 years’ experience in real estate development, financial transactions, and operations, and has overseen approximately $1 billion in development projects and transactions. As a partner, he takes a lead role in all development projects, from contract negotiations and land acquisitions, to due diligence, entitlements, and project execution.
A member of the Florida Bar Association since 1991, Mr. Spruce received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Curry College and his Juris Doctor degree from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.