Abe in His Own Words

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Abraham Trieger

Real Estate

Abe is a partner in the Real Estate Group.  He concentrates his practice in the area of real estate development, acquisitions and leasing.

Some representative transactions in which Abe has recently been involved include:

  • The purchase of air-rights for the development of a condominium project in Vail, Colorado, with the subsequent annexation of the development into an existing condominium regime.
  • The ground lease from a tax-exempt charitable institution of approximately 40 acres in North suburban Chicago for the development of 164 townhome condominiums.
  • The representation of the owner of an approximately 845,000-square foot office complex in the leasing of office space.
  • The vertical subdivision of a large mixed-use residential hotel and retail project in Chicago.

As a result of his more than 35 years of practice, Abe offers an unusual depth of not only knowledge of the law, but solid business-driven counseling.  He recognizes that clients call  on him for his thoroughness and his creativity to get the deal done. 

He has been involved in nearly all facets of commercial real estate with particular emphasis on vertical subdivisions of mixed-use projects, ground leases, the disposition of multi-property portfolios, and construction contracts.

Abe is a life-long resident of the City of Chicago.

Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1975
Northwestern University, B.S., 1972
Bar Admissions
Illinois, 1975
Court Admissions
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
National Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives
Leading Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Network
Illinois Super Lawyer - 2005-2016


What was your first pet?
A turtle. My father accidentally stepped on it with his dress shoes. The turtle was never the same after.
What’s your favorite way to spend your commuting time?
In the morning, reading a book. In the evening, reading the newspaper. If I can’t find a seat on the El during the evening commute, I listen to classical music or jazz with my eyes closed. So far, I haven’t been robbed.
What was your very first job?
During my senior year in high school and that summer (1968) I worked in a factory and warehouse in what was then North Pier Terminal, across from Navy Pier. My job was at the dock, loading and unloading trucks. I worked without having to wear a shirt. A prospect that was not as frightening then as it would be today. My two friends also worked in the company. The one who worked in the office is now a PHD psychologist. The other was given rubber gloves, detergent and a scrub brush, and was responsible for cleaning the toilets. Today he is a merger and acquisitions specialist and an investment banker.

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