Nathaniel Marrs, a partner in the Chicago office, represents domestic and international fund sponsors, and other institutional owners and operators of real estate, in a variety of corporate transactions, including fund formations and investments, joint ventures, portfolio and single asset acquisitions and dispositions, and financings.
Mr. Marrs has substantial experience with a variety of property types, including retail, industrial, office, multi-family, hotels and casinos, and a variety of debt and equity investment strategies, including CMBS, senior and subordinate financing, and preferred and common equity investments. He has worked with open and closed-end real estate fund sponsors focused on core, core-plus, value-add and opportunistic strategies, and his practice has a significant cross-border element, with non-US clients focused on investment opportunities throughout the United States, and US clients focused on investment opportunities throughout Asia, India, Europe and the United Kingdom. Mr. Marrs’ transactional experience includes multi-jurisdictional REIT and real estate investment management M&A transactions.
Mr. Marrs is regularly recognized as a leading expert in real estate and real estate-related areas of law by The Legal 500 (2011-2013) and was selected as a Leading Lawyer in Illinois for Real Estate Law: Commercial and Real Estate Law: Finance by Leading Lawyers Network.
Mr. Marrs is an Advisory Board Member of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Real Estate Alumni Group (REAG) and a member of the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA). He has been an active speaker on real estate-related topics throughout his career, including at NYU Schack, Harvard Business School, University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Kellogg School of Management. In addition, he has authored numerous articles for various publications, including PREA, The Real Estate Finance Journal and Financial Times.