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71 SOUTH WACKER DRIVE, CHICAGO, IL 60606, USA
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Work +1 312 782 0600
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Mayer Brown, Jeffrey Usow, Chicago, USA

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Jeffrey Usow

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Work +1 312 701 8612
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Mayer Brown

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Real Estate

Position

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.

Education

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


United States

Real estate

Within: Real estate

Mayer Brown's real estate team acts for public and private companies, joint ventures, private equity firms, individuals and institutional investors on acquisitions, dispositions, developments, asset management, financing and leasing of all types of real estate asset classes. On the financial side the firm advises on senior secured, syndicated acquisition financing, mezzanine financing, refinancing and recapitalizations. Chicago-based Paul Meyer represented Allianz Real Estate of America and affiliated companies on the acquisition of a 43% stake in 1515 Broadway, a mixed-use building in New York City, from SL Green Realty, while Los Angeles-based Scott Cooper and Daniel Liffmann acted for Windsor Capital Group and affiliates on a series of coordinated transactions for the strategic restructuring and recapitalization of ten hotels. Another highlight included advising Principal Real Estate Investors on the $269m sale of a new office building in Seattle. Jeffrey Usow and Brian Aronson head the team from Chicago and Los Angeles respectively. Heather Adkerson, also based in Chicago, advises US and foreign REITs, insurance companies, opportunity funds and developers on various transactional matters. Washington DC-based Keith Willner specializes in acquisitions, financing, leasing, workouts and dispositions. Robert Bressman in New York and Brian Davis in Chicago are also recommended.

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