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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States


Chris Hartmann is a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Chris was named a “Rising Star” in 2016 by Law360 and has extensive experience representing clients in all aspects of complex commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions (note and asset), dispositions, joint ventures and financings. Chris regularly represents lenders (including funds, life companies, finance companies and real estate investors) and borrowers (including sponsors, real estate investors, funds, advisors and operating companies) in all types of commercial real estate based financing transactions (including first mortgage, construction, mezzanine, participation and preferred equity financing) for all types of asset classes (including multifamily, office, industrial, retail, single tenant, condominium, ground lease and hotel assets).


University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 2006 with Distinction; University of Iowa, Masters of Accountancy, 2004; University of Iowa, BBA in Accounting, 2003 with highest distinction.

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United States > Real estate > Real estate

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Christopher HartmannKirkland & Ellis LLP

Superb in its knowledge and capabilities’, Kirkland & Ellis LLP targets high-end private equity sponsors, major pension organizations and sovereign wealth funds, among other institutional investors, supporting them on fund formation, debt restructuring, recapitalization, fundraising and structuring mandates. In New York, Jonathan Schechter is a specialist in joint venture formations, sales and dispositions, real estate-related mergers and major developments while Christopher Hartmann focuses on preferred equity investments and financing affairs. Over in Chicago, Rachel Brown is recommended for workouts, venture formation, sales and acquisition, and Robert Keane in Los Angeles is a name to note for reorganizations and equity investments. Kevin Ehrhart in Los Angeles has experience in handling capital investment towards real estate assets and operating companies. The group counts the industrial and logistics sectors among its chief areas of focus, recently acting for Oak Street Real Estate Capital on several major distribution center transactions. Additional sectors of activity include mainstream and specialized asset classes such as student housing, medical, data center, gaming, hospitality and leisure.