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Keith A. Ross

Real Estate

Keith Ross is a partner and Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Group.  He counsels both institutional and entrepreneurial clients in connection with acquisitions, dispositions, leasing and finance matters and related business issues.  In Keith’s practice, he believes it is imperative to understand the client’s business and related short-term and long-term goals.  Accordingly, the end result of each transaction is consistent with the client’s greater business plan.  Keith has a sense of urgency in everything he does for his clients and is proactive in resolving issues that arise during transactions.

A large part of Keith’s acquisition and disposition practice caters to the manufactured housing industry representing his clients on a national level.  He also represents buyers and sellers in industrial, office and retail transactions and represents both landlords and tenants in sophisticated leasing transactions.  Keith’s approach in representing his clients is to maximize efficiencies throughout the transaction, with the goal of a successful closing with no surprises and exceeding the client’s expectations.  He considers himself an integral part of his client’s team and zealously and competitively (but reasonably) approaches each transaction with the mindset of getting the “win” for the client. 


Education
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, B.S., 1989, Finance
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology, J.D., 1992
Bar Admissions
Illinois, 1992
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association

Q&A

iPhone or Android?
iPhone. The intuitive nature and ease of use of the iPhone is why it's the winner. Plus, the fact that everyone in my household uses in iPhone doesn't hurt (a charger is never far away).
What is your favorite vacation spot?
Hiking in Aspen, CO in the summer. Truth be told I've only done it once but it was phenomenal and I'm looking forward to my next visit.
What was your first pet?
My first pets were two gerbils named Bonnie and Clyde. The problem was they procreated exponentially. Lesson learned: No more gerbils for me or my family.

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