Abe has more than 40 years of experience in all phases of real estate, representing developers, entrepreneurs, and owners in a full range of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, financing, leasing, and property management. He also has extensive experience in representing clients in negotiating and drafting development and construction agreements and in documenting vertical subdivisions for mixed-use projects. Representative matters in which Abe has been involved include:
- One Bennett Park
- Aqua Building
- 625 North Michigan
- 111 West Illinois
- 20 West Kenzie
- Trump International Hotel and Apartments
- 1 South Halsted, Chicago, IL
- Senior Care Center, LaGrange, IL
- FedEx Logistics Center, Memphis, TN
- Riser Repair and Replacement Project, Chicago, IL
- Build-Out for Single Tenant Space, St. Louis, MO.
+1 312 476 7544
Education & Admissions
- Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D.
- Northwestern University, B.S.
- 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.