Recent transactions include:

Financing:

  • Representing a publicly traded REIT in connection with CMBS acquisition financing in excess of US$400 million
  • Representing an institutional owner of multifamily housing communities in Freddie Mac loans in excess of US$180 million
  • Representing an institutional owner of manufactured housing communities in a Fannie Mae facility in excess of US$275 million
  • Representing a charter school in various transactions including bond financing, school leases, mortgage financing and property acquisitions
  • Representing a real estate investment fund in connection with a portfolio Fannie Mae transaction relating to more than twenty properties located throughout the United States

Acquisition/Disposition/Development:

  • Representing the buyer/landlord in a four-mall portfolio in a sale/leaseback transaction
  • Representing US based real estate investors and developers in the acquisition and sale of residential, mixed use, office, life sciences and retail properties around the United States
  • Representing a developer in connection with the redevelopment of a historic, landmark building in Chicago, Illinois
  • Representing a municipality in connection with the acquisition, sale and redevelopment of a closed enclosed mall

Real Estate Investment:

  • Representing limited investors in negotiations of operating agreements and side letters with respect to single entity investments and fund investments
  • Representing a Chicago-based developer in the acquisition and financing of a condominium building and related joint venture
  • Representing multiple investment funds in negotiations of operating agreements, subscription agreements and side letters and analyzing related corporate and real property due diligence

Leasing:

  • Representing a multi-billion dollar co-working company in negotiating new leases throughout the United States
  • Representing a landlord in connection with the leasing of prime retail space in a landmark Chicago building
  • Representing the landlords of multiple Chicago office buildings in negotiating new leases and amendments to existing leases
  • Representing Fortune 500 companies in office lease negotiations
  • Representing tenants in a full variety of leasing transactions around the United States, including office, retail, manufacturing and warehouse
  • Advising tenants with respect to sublease arrangements