Andrew T. White: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Andrew T. White

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
    Contact InfoTelephone: 312.476.5131
    Fax: 312.456.8435
    University Fairfield University, B.S., 2000 Charles F. Dolan School of Business
    Law SchoolLoyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2003 Staff Editor, Loyola Consumer Law Review
    Admitted2003, Illinois; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

    Professional & Community Involvement

    • Sponsor Member, National Association of the Real Estate Investment Managers (NAREIM), 20/20 Investor Summit Planning Committee, 2014-2015
    • Board Member, Law360, Real Estate Editorial Advisory Board, 2014-2015
    • Former Executive Board Member, Chicago Jesuit Academy, Junior Board of Directors, 2010-2011
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Chicago Bar Association
    • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
    • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers
    • Member, Urban Land Institute

    BornWilmette, Illinois, May 31, 1978

    Andrew T. White is involved in the representation of public and private REITs, national developers, hedge funds, and other investment funds in connection with all aspects of complex commercial real estate transactions including joint ventures, financings, and the acquisition and disposition of commercial property.

    Areas of Concentration

    •Commercial real estate
    •Real estate financing
    •Portfolio transactions and financing
    •Acquisitions and dispositions

    Associated News & Events

    Press Releases

    03.18.15 Five Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named to Law360 Editorial Advisory Boards
    01.13.15 63 Greenberg Traurig Chicago Attorneys Recognized by Leading Lawyers
    02.21.14 5 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Appointed to Editorial Advisory Boards
    01.11.13 36 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized in 2013 Edition of Illinois Super Lawyers
    01.03.13 Greenberg Traurig Real Estate Practice Selected as a Practice Group of the Year by Law360
    02.10.12 Greenberg Traurig Elevates 19 Attorneys to Shareholder, 17 to Of Counsel
    06.11.10 Greenberg Traurig Takes Top Honors in Real Estate from Prestigious Legal Ranking and Publication Chambers and Partners USA

    Articles, Publications, & Lectures


    •Quoted, 3 Trends In Structuring Real Estate JVs, Law360, September 9, 2014


    •Speaker, National Association of the Real Estate Investment Managers (NAREIM), 20/20 Investor Summit, June 10, 2014

    Awards & Recognition

    •Listed, Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Network, 2015
    •Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers, Law Firm of the Year in Real Estate Law, 2015
    •Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, Top Tier Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014
    •Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2009-2015
    •Team Member, a Law360 Real Estate Practice Group of the Year, 2011, 2012 and 2013
    •Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2010, 2013
    •Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

    AV, BV, AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

    Reported CasesSignificant Representations: Represented a privately held grocery store company as real estate counsel in connection with its acquisition of the stock of New Albertson's Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of SUPERVALU Inc.) for $3.3 billion, including New Albertson's Albertsons, Acme, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's and Star Market stores, and related Osco and Sav-On in-store pharmacies.; Represented a joint venture led by the nation's largest publicly traded shopping center REIT in connection with the sale of InTown Suites, Inc. (one of the largest extended stay hospitality owner/operators) and related real estate assets to an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group for a gross sales price of $735 million.; Represented a publicly traded REIT as primary real estate counsel in connection with its merger with Wexford Science & Technology LLC for aggregate consideration of $672 million, including in connection with the assumption of approximately $192 million of debt.; Represented a real estate private equity fund in connection with its acquisition of (a) Lloyd Center, an enclosed three-level, 1.475 million square foot regional mall located in Portland, Oregon, including serving as counsel in connection with new acquisition mortgage debt; (b) Eden Prairie Center, an enclosed 1.1 million square foot regional mall located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, including serving as counsel in connection with new acquisition mortgage debt; and (c) Glendale Marketplace, a neighborhood shopping center located in Glendale, California, including the assumption of existing mortgage debt.; Represented a private real estate company in connection with its acquisition of (a) a three-property portfolio of neighborhood shopping centers located in three states from a publicly traded mall REIT, including the assumption of the mortgage debt; (b) The Orchard at Saddleback, a neighborhood shopping center located in Lake Forest, California, including the assumption of the mortgage debt; and (c) Coral Walk shopping center, a neighborhood shopping center located in Cape Coral, Florida, from a publicly traded REIT, including serving as counsel in connection with new acquisition mortgage debt.; Represented privately-held retail company in its simultaneous disposition of both a 33-property portfolio in a sale-leaseback transaction valued at approximately $276 million, and a 26-property portfolio in a transaction valued at approximately $135 million.; Represented a privately-held short line and regional freight railroad holding company in connection with its acquisition of six short line railroads operating approximately 160 miles of track in four states.; Represented several multistrategy hedge funds in connection with opportunistic investments in debt and equity related to commercial real estate.; Represented a consortium of investors in connection with their acquisition of a 755-property portfolio from Albertson's, LLC. The acquisition was part of a larger $17.4 billion leveraged buyout transaction, which was the second largest ever of its kind in the U.S.; Represented one of the bidders in the sale of the Chicago Cubs baseball franchise. The Chicago Cubs is noted by Forbes as the fourth most valuable Major League Baseball team and is worth over $700 million.; Represented Kimco Realty Corporation in connection with the acquisition of Pan Pacific Retail Properties, Inc. for $2.9 billion in equity investment, and the assumption of $1.1 billion in debt.; Represented Kimco Realty Corporation and The Prudential Insurance Company of America in a private joint venture in the disposition of a portfolio of 60 shopping centers across several Western United States.; Represented LandSource Communities in a $2.3 billion bankruptcy case involving more than 15, 000 acres of real estate immediately north of Los Angeles.

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    Andrew T. White

    77 West Wacker Drive, Suite 3100
    ChicagoIL 60601


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