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Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Andrew Small, Chicago, USA

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Andrew Small

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Real Estate


Concentrates in commercial real estate, real estate finance and real estate private equity (on-shore and off-shore) representing capital providers, sponsors, public and private operating companies and REITs in joint ventures, borrower side financing (including secured and unsecured financing, mortgage financing ([CMBS and balance sheet]), mezzanine financing and preferred equity) , property and debt (performing and non performing) portfolio acquisitions and dispositions and  loan restructurings. His practice also includes commercial real estate development.


University of Michigan - Bachelor’s Degree, Business Administration; University of Chicago Law School - JD, 1989; Completed Certified Public Accountant’s examination, 1987.

United States

Real estate

Within: Real estate

Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s ‘incredibly responsive and knowledgeable’ practice principally operates from the firm’s offices in New York and Chicago, where it has a strong relationship with private equity clients such as Starwood Capital. The team acted for the aforementioned client in a number of major corporate deals, including New York-based Scott Berger and Jonathan Schechter advising on the roll-up sale of a $3.2bn portfolio of US select-service hotels, and Schechter and Chicago-based Edward Schneidman assisting with the $1.9bn take-private acquisition of Landmark Apartment Trust. On the investment side, examples of the team’s work included Berger and Schechter assisting GID Investment Advisers with its three-parcel land acquisition of Riverside Center on New York’s Upper West Side, and New York-based Christopher Hartmann and Chicago-based Daniel Perlman representing Aeroterm US in its $900m acquisition of more than 120 airport logistics assets located in the US and Canada. Other key players in Chicago are Andrew Small, who acted for Tucson Hotels in a $730m mortgage and mezzanine financing secured by 30 hotels, and newly promoted partner James Augustyn.

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