Jenner & Block

Real Estate

Practice Areas

We partner with our clients – institutional, corporate and individual real estate owners, developers, investors, contractors, operators, landlords, tenants, borrowers and lenders – on the full range of cradle-to-grave real estate issues.  As in any good partnership, we support our clients in good times – when acquisitions and dispositions, construction and development, and financing and leasing are the order of the day – and in bad – when workouts and restructuring become more common. 

Our experience weathering numerous real estate boom and bust cycles and sitting on both sides of the table, representing borrowers and lenders, buyers and sellers, and landlords and tenants, makes us uniquely suited to handle:

  • Acquisitions and Dispositions
  • Development and Construction
  • Leasing
  • Workouts and Restructuring
  • Debt Finance and Private Equity
  • Corporate and Institutional Real Estate Services
  • Real Estate Securities Practice
  • Pro Bono Services

Our exemplary work has not gone unnoticed; Jenner & Block has been listed among the leading firms for real estate in the Chambers USA Client Guide every year since 2004.


Representative Clients

  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • Behringer Harvard
  • Broadway in Chicago
  • Brookfield Properties
  • Chicago Central Area Committee
  • Equity Residential
  • General Dynamics Corporation
  • General Electric Pension Trust
  • General Growth Properties
  • General Motors
  • Guggenheim
  • Hertz Corporation
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Inventrust
  • J.L. Woode Ltd.
  • Jupiter Realty Company LLC
  • Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company
  • Northwestern University
  • Orix Realty Asset Management
  • Preferred Equities, LLC
  • Tishman Speyer