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Mayer Brown, Jeffrey Usow, Chicago, USA

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Jeffrey Usow

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Mayer Brown

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Real Estate


Jeffrey Usow is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Chicago office and serves as a Firm Practice Leader for the global Real Estate Group. He represents a number of investment advisors, real estate private investment funds, real estate investment trusts and real estate operating companies in a variety of matters, including acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, forward commitments and asset management activities. He has significant experience with the real estate investment group of a Chicago-based insurance company, including loans for a variety of property types, equity participations, credit enhancements, workouts and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure. He also has been the real estate counsel in real estate private equity and real estate company acquisition transactions. In addition to being involved in transactions across the country, he has been involved in developing the firm's international real estate practice and is a co-chair of the real estate group’s Latin American practice.


University of Wisconsin, BA; Harvard Law School, JD, cum laude

United States

Real estate

Within: Real estate

Mayer Brown is ‘a trusted partner in complex negotiations, particularly in acquisition transactions and joint ventures’. The firm’s client base consists of public and private companies, private equity firms and institutional investors, and the team regularly handles the full range of real estate matters, including transactions, joint ventures, financings and restructurings. The firm is also noted for its strong cross-border practice, representing a mix of overseas investors in inbound transactions from Asia, Europe and the Americas. Chicago-based Jeffrey Usow heads the practice, which recently acted for Principal Financial Group in its exchange of tenancy in common interests in approximately 100 industrial warehouse buildings in Los Angeles, and also advised Isle of Capri Casino on the $1.7m sale of its portfolio to Eldorado Resorts. The firm is also representing HFZ Capital Group in the $1.7bn debt and equity financing of its ground-up construction of a mixed-use project in New York City, a development consisting of 240 residential condos, the five-star Six Senses Hotel and a significant retail component. Heather Adkerson and Brian Davis are key figures in the Chicago office, and in Houston, Gerami Granello advises on cross-border transactions with Latin America.

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