John G. Caruso - Partner

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John G. Caruso

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Chicago
Phone: +1 312-862-2172
Fax: +1 312-862-2200
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Professional Profile

John G. Caruso is a partner in the Real Estate Group in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. John represents and counsels clients in a broad range of commercial real estate transactions, including financings/commercial lending, acquisitions, dispositions, synthetic lease and sale-leaseback transactions, commercial leases, rights-of-way and easement agreements and portfolio acquisitions and dispositions. John actively represents clients in structuring joint ventures for the acquisition and/or development of assisted care/nursing home, office, retail, hotel and multi-family properties. 


Representative Matters

Represented private equity firm in $30MM+ joint venture for the acquisition and redevelopment of an office building in Chicago, Illinois. 

Represented private investor in $50MM+ synthetic lease transaction for the acquisition and development of ten assisted living facilities.

Represented private equity firm in $100MM+ sale-leaseback of 90 restaurant locations in conjunction with the acquisition of the business.

Represented various clients in more than $150MM+ sale-leaseback transactions for industrial and office facilities. 

Represented hotel operator in the negotiation of a management agreement and sale of a 1,100+ room hotel in San Francisco, California.

Represented hotel operator in the acquisition of a chain of boutique hotels located in Southern California.

Represented hotel operator in $100MM+  sale of hotels in connection with its disposition of non-core assets. 

Represented hotel operator in $100MM+ joint venture for the development of a convention center hotel in Boston, Massachusetts.

Represented hotel operator in $50MM+ financing and negotiation of a franchise agreement for a hotel in Chicago, Illinois. 

Represented retail chain in $30MM+ credit facility.

Represented restaurant group in $50MM+ credit facility.

Represented private equity firm in $100MM+ financing of the acquisition of television stations in New England. 

Represented hotel operator in $100MM+ joint venture and financing of a hotel in Chicago, Illinois.

Represented lender in $75MM+ financing of the acquisition and development of various nursing home and assisted care facilities. 

Represented developer in $100MM+ ground-up mixed-use development in Chicago, Illinois.

Represented developer in $30MM+ residential development in Northern Illinois.

Represented retailers in negotiation of leases for locations through-out the United States. 

Represented energy company in the disposition of refineries, pipelines, terminals, and service stations with a value of in excess of $1BB.

Represented private investor in $100MM+ acquisition of a shopping center in Denver, Colorado. 

Represented a private equity firm in $150MM+ portfolio acquisition of in excess of 100+ movie theater locations.


Prior Experience

DLA Piper (f/k/a Rudnick & Wolfe), Associate

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Dev., Attorney/Special Assistant U.S. Attorney

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