Leasing

Representative Matters

  • Represented restaurant operator/developer in a 24 property sale/leaseback, and simultaneously closed $20,000,000 in loans secured by the assets of entities operating 63 fast food restaurants, including Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken, T.G.I. Friday’s, Blaze Pizza, Old Chicago and Long John Silver’s.  

  • National and Chicago-based developers in connection with the acquisition, development, construction, leasing, financing and sale of shopping centers and retail properties throughout the United States.

  • Counsel to the owner of a large suburban shopping center in connection with the acquisition from a party operating in bankruptcy of a key parcel required for the redevelopment of the center.

  • Represents national retailers in the development of retail stores throughout the United States.

  • A developer in the lease-up of a 300,000-square-foot retail component of a mixed-use development in downtown Chicago.

  • A developer of an internationally known building in connection with the ground lease of space from a municipal authority.

  • A landlord in a 140,000-square-foot industrial building leased in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

  • A landlord in a 60,000-square-foot industrial building lease in Scottsboro, Alabama.

  • A leading provider of real estate investment management services in the handling of a headquarters relocation lease bringing a newly-merged, leading brewing company to Chicago.

  • A major financial institution as landlord in connection with office leasing assignments.

  • A major financial institution in connection with its retail leasing throughout the Midwest.

  • A national retail big box tenant in connection with site acquisition, subdivision and leasing matters.

  • A national retail chain in connection with the sale-leaseback of all of its portfolio real estate throughout the United States.

  • A private REIT in the leasing of portfolio office space.

  • A tenant in connection with 200,000 square feet of Class A industrial space in Elgin, Illinois.

  • An administrator of self-funded employee benefit plans, based in Delaware, in connection with a relocation of all of its Lancaster, Pennsylvania, corporate offices to a new office development, known as the “Stockyards of Lancaster Office Campus.”

  • An anchor retail tenant in connection with the lease of space within a premier Michigan Avenue development in downtown Chicago.

  • Corporate tenants in negotiating leases for significant office space in downtown Chicago buildings.

  • Fortune 500 companies in connection with tenant leasing needs throughout the United States.

  • Major law firms in connection with the leasing of office space in Chicago.

  • Multiple synthetic leasing transactions, sale-leasebacks and similar financing transactions.

  • Several medical services companies in connection with office leases throughout the country.

  • Several national restaurant companies in connection with site acquisition and leasing matters throughout the country.

  • Several national retail developers throughout the United States in connection with the leasing of space to national, regional and local retailers.

  • The negotiation of a lease for a provider of teaching and research solutions, of approximately 21,000 square feet, located at One North State Street in Chicago, Illinois. This included the negotiation of an educational services lease within a commercial office building.

  • The negotiation of a new headquarters lease for a consulting firm specializing in cloud computing technologies, located at 600 West Chicago, in Chicago, Illinois. This included the negotiation of a lease for a state-of-the-art, open loft-style space for an equally cutting-edge technology company.

  • The negotiation of a new, approximately 70,000 square foot, headquarters lease in Rosemont, Illinois, for a leading distributor of beer and food products.

  • The negotiation of an approximately 11,000 square foot anchor for tenant lease with an Irish pub, for a shopping center located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

  • The negotiation of reduction and extension of a lease for a corporate headquarters comprising approximately 148,261 square feet, located at 150 North Clinton Street, Chicago, Illinois.

  • Negotiated 5 credit tenant net leases in connection with the sale/leaseback of office portfolio properties to an international insurer. 

  • Represent real estate fund in the acquisition of $57,800,000 commercial office complex in Norfolk, Virginia.

  • Represented company in the acquisition of well-known Lincoln Park restaurant and bar, and the attached apartment buildings.  Negotiated the asset and real estate purchase agreement, loan documents and lease, and guided client through the municipal approvals including obtaining the licenses and permits required to operate a restaurant and bar.

  • Represented private equity firm in the $210 million acquisition and leaseback of a portfolio of 5 office properties to an international life insurance company and the negotiation of a $136.5 million acquisition loan from a large institutional lender.