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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


Andrew Small is a partner in the Real Estate Group in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He has extensive experience in commercial real estate advising real estate investors, funds, finance companies, sponsors and operating companies on private equity capital raising, finance (including preferred equity and mezzanine), investment and development of commercial real estate. He also advises on the formation of joint ventures to own, operate, develop, and finance global real estate. He regularly represents lenders with participations, modifications, originations and workouts of commercial real estate financings.


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

United States

Real estate

Within: Real estate

Kirkland & Ellis LLP , which combines ‚Äėintellectual capacity, commercialism, professionalism and technical legal expertise', handles a broad range of legal issues, including M&A, joint ventures, debt restructurings, private equity fund formations, financing and REIT matters. The firm's client roster includes sponsors, sovereign wealth funds, pensions organizations and other institutional investors.¬†Christopher Hartmann¬†advised Starwood Capital Group on its $835m sale of 16 multifamily assets and interests in REIT entities to CapitaLand International. Jonathan Schechter acted for GAW Capital Partners on a $225m loan as part of a $650m syndicated leasehold financing for the acquisition and redevelopment of a multi-use hotel property in New York. Scott Berger¬†specializes in the private equity aspects of domestic and international real estate and real estate-related transactions. Another recent highlight included representing Marriott Vacations Worldwide on its $4.6bn acquisition of ILG. Chicago-based Joshua Hanna¬†acted for First State Super on its investment in a $1bn joint venture with Lendlease to develop and operate multifamily residential rental properties in various US cities. Rachel Brown, who is also based in Chicago, advised V√§rde Partners on the $605m sale of its interest in the Utah ski mountains. Chicago-based Andrew Small¬†is also recommended. Justin Elliott¬†joined as partner from¬†Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP¬†and John Goldman¬†joined as partner from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Other clients include Atrium Hotels, Oak Street Real Estate Capital, Gramercy Property Trust and The Blackstone Group. All named attorneys are based in New York unless otherwise stated.

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