Anne R. Garr

Partner

[email protected]

Phone: (312) 360-6619

Fax: (312) 360-6520

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

- Beverly Sills

About

About

Anne Garr is a Partner serving as Co-Leader of the Firm's Real Estate Practice Group, a Co-Chair of the Firm's Recruiting Committee and is a member of the Firm's Executive Committee. 

Anne's practice concentrates on commercial real estate, with particular emphasis on sales, acquisitions, development, financing and commercial leasing. She has broad-based experience representing owners, developers, landlords, and tenants in a variety of industries, including, office, retail, industrial, multi-family, mixed-use properties, restaurants and condominium projects. A significant portion of Anne's practice involves corporate real estate, counseling companies with large real estate portfolios and coordinating with in-house personnel and outside vendors to best serve her clients' real estate needs.

Before joining Freeborn, Anne was an Equity Partner at Lord Bissell & Brook (now Locke Lord LLP) and Chair of its Hiring Committee. 

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer – 40 Under Forty Illinois Attorneys to Watch – 2008
  • Leading Lawyers - Land Use, Zoning and Condemnation Law; Real Estate Law: Commercial; and Real Estate Law: Finance -2009
  • Illinois Leading Lawyers - 2019 (cited in multiple years)

Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Co-Chair, Scholarship Committee
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Real Estate Investment Association (REIA)
  • Mentor for the Goldie B. Wolfe Miller Women Leaders in Real Estate Initiative
  • Urban Land Institute

Speaking Engagements

  • Panel Moderator, "Chicago Power Women: Honoring Women in Commercial Real Estate," Bisnow Chicago (December 4, 2018). 
  • Panel Moderator, "Chicago Real Estate - What’s Hot and What’s Ahead," Northern Trust Real Estate Symposium (October 26, 2017).

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