University of Chicago - Gleacher Center
University of Chicago - Gleacher Center, 450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr Chicago, IL

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Event Date Mon Nov 1 CDT - Tue Nov 2 CDT (3 months ago)
In your timezone (EST): Mon Nov 1 10:00am - Tue Nov 2 6:00pm
Location University of Chicago - Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr Chicago, IL
Region Americas

Why You Should Attend

After last year’s sensational multi-jurisdictional virtual program, PLI is excited to bring its Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute (CREI) back on location. Our distinguished Chairs have recruited faculty from among the best of best in the commercial real estate industry to discuss real issues in today’s commercial real estate market.

In 2021, we have seen drastic changes in the office and retail landscapes, supply chain and labor disruptions, renewed focus on infrastructure, low interest rates, and new approaches to bankruptcy and refinancing options. This year’s program will not only look back on lessons learned; the faculty will share practical solutions and tested strategies to help prepare real estate professionals of all levels to stay ahead of the curve going into 2022.

What You Will Learn

• Analysis of the commercial real estate market from a nationwide perspective
• Key terms in complex purchase and sale agreements
• Strategic leasing negotiations under current regulations
• Liability risk shifting terms in today’s commercial lease agreements
• Pre-foreclosure Do’s and Don’ts
• Impact of return-to-work on office and retail construction projects
• Recent legal issues in infrastructure and real estate financing
• Important debt v. equity features in joint ventures and other transactional structures
• Hot Topic: Current bankruptcy considerations
• Hot Topic: Repurposing underperforming real estate
• Legal ethics in real estate transactions

Special Features

• Safe in-person networking
• Practice forms
• 1 full hour of ethics credit

Who Should Attend

This program will benefit real estate transaction and construction attorneys, litigators interested in learning about real estate transactions, commercial landlord or tenant legal representatives, and real estate market analysts.

Program Level: Overview

Prerequisites: Background or working knowledge of commercial real estate matters

Intended Audience: Real estate attorneys, in-house counsel, commercial property managers, real estate market analysts

Advanced Preparation: None


2021 Speakers


Christine A. McGuinness
Schiff Hardin LLP


Victoria Kennedy
Practising Law Institute