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Marc A. Benjamin

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Illinois, 1989
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Education

J.D., Harvard Law School, 1989

B.A., with honors, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1986

  • Phi Beta Kappa
Overview
Experience
Affiliations

Marc Benjamin, P.C. is a partner in the real estate department of the firm’s Chicago office.  He joined the firm in October 1994.  Mr. Benjamin’s practice focuses on sophisticated real estate transactions, including the representation of institutional and private investors, and owners and developers in connection with the acquisition, disposition, development, financing and leasing of commercial real estate properties. Mr. Benjamin’s practice also emphasizes the negotiation and structuring of complex joint-venture agreements.

Mr. Benjamin’s experience includes a wide range of asset types, including office buildings, shopping centers, hotels, land for residential development, industrial properties, and vineyards.

Mr. Benjamin’s practice emphasizes:

  • Acquisitions and Dispositions
  • Joint Ventures
  • Development
  • Financing
  • Retail, Office and Industrial Leasing
  • Hotel Management and Related Agreements

Mr. Benjamin’s representative transactions include:

  • Representation of institutional real estate investor in the $2.875 billion sale of a 29 property office portfolio
  • Representation of joint venture in connection with the acquisition of a mixed-use project consisting of a regional shopping center, two hotels and three office buildings;  and the subsequent expansion of the center to add two national department stores
  • Representation of owner/developer in connection with the redevelopment and expansion of regional shopping centers nationally
  • Representation of institutional real estate investor in the formation of joint venture focused on the acquisition of land for residential development throughout the United States; and subsequent land acquisitions
  • Representation of sponsor/developer in the formation of joint venture to acquire land and develop luxury rental residences
  • Representation of institutional owner of residential condominium property in connection with financing, restructuring and refinancing of condominium conversion project
  • Representation of owner/developer in connection with the acquisition and redevelopment of an international hotel brand
  • Representation of institutional real estate investor in connection with the acquisition and then later sale of four hotel properties
  • Representation of institutional owner of approximately 120 property industrial portfolio
  • Representation of institutional real estate investor in the sale of vineyards

Professional & Community Affiliations

Mr. Benjamin has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubble and is a member of International Council of Shopping Centers and Lambda Alpha International.  He has been a frequent volunteer for the Jewish United Fund, where he has participated as a dinner committee member for Real Estate and Building Trades Dinners, and in connection with various events for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.