JESSICA LINGERTAT MANAGING PARTNER Gould & Ratner
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J essica Lingertat steers financings and other transactions related to the construction, development and acquisition of offices, multifamily, hospitality and other large-scale properties. She concentrates on middlemarket lender representation, typically loans ranging from $5 million to $40 million. Jessica’s recent matters include: • Transit-oriented development in connection with multifamily housing projects in Chicago • Multiple industrial site acquisitions by national clients • Complex construction financings ($15-20 million) and value- add • loans • Vertical subdivision projects • Representing single family and SFR developers in the acquisition and planning process for complex horizontal development projects In addition, Jessica serves as local Chicago and Midwest real estate counsel to national clients seeking on-the-ground due diligence, local lender opinion work and project guidance. To address clients’ competitive pressures, Jessica creates anefficient deal environment for her lender clients, which include traditional banks and other lending institutions with significant real estate portfolios. Jessica has earned a reputation within Chicago’s commercial real estate community as a practical deal closer who“finds practical solutions rather than causes trouble,” as her clients say. Along the path to closing, Jessica secures the full range of protections for clients while preserving their important business relationships. In addition to her representation of real estate lenders, Jessica also advises and counsels investors, developers, operators, landlords and tenants. Her more than 20-year career includes significant experience in mortgage and construction loans, asset-based lending, operating lines of credit and other commercial loans, including those involving complex distressed assets. Jessica has received recognition from the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer and is a member of CREW Chicago (Commercial Real Estate Executive Women), Real Estate Finance Forum and the Chicago Mortgage Attorneys. Association. Jessica is a media commentator and program panelist on topical real estate issues, including forecasts and trends in real estate markets in the Midwest and across the country. She also has been recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as a “Notable Women in Law” for 2020.
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