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Nicholas Beard

Nicholas Beard


Nick Beard has a broad-ranging practice that encompasses a variety of commercial real estate transactions, including representing institutional clients, publicly traded REITs, developers, private equity companies, sponsors and investors in all aspects of acquisitions and dispositions, equity, debt and joint venture transactions throughout North America.

Nick handles a variety of matters relating to the acquisition, development, operation, financing, leasing and disposition of various property types, including the drafting and negotiation of purchase agreements, financing documents, easement agreements, leases, condominium declarations, as well as hotel, restaurant, and other types of management agreements. In addition to Nick's general transactional real estate practice, Nick has specialized experience in manufactured housing, hospitality, industrial and senior housing transactions. 

Areas of FocusReal Estate
Bar admissionsIllinois


  • Represented a private equity company in the acquisition of multiple manufactured housing communities by way of both single asset and portfolio transactions
  • Represented a private equity company in the US$126 million disposition of luxury resort involving multiple condominium associations, a retail center, two marinas and a golf course
  • Represented a private equity company in the acquisition and simultaneous financing, through a joint venture, of a manufactured housing portfolio involving 17 manufactured housing communities
  • Represented an international truck and tank wash company in multiple sale/leaseback transactions involving truck and tank washing facilities across the continental US
  • Represented a private equity company in the acquisition, development and disposition of independent living, active adult, assisted living and memory care facilities
  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • B.A., Miami University