Austin Brown is a real estate associate in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Austin represents clients in a wide range of financing and real estate transactions, including the acquisition and financing of commercial real estate. He advises private equity sponsors, public sector entities, real estate funds, and real estate investment trusts throughout the United States.
Austin serves as legal counsel to the 2024 Democratic National Convention in Chicago managing the organization’s operational legal affairs and providing advice on a variety of legal topics, with a focus on the business operations of the DNCC.
Prior to joining Kirkland, Austin worked as a commercial finance and real estate associate in the Nashville, Tennessee office of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC.
Represented Sycamore Partners in its pending acquisition of the Canadian retail business of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. for $400 million in cash and performance-based deferred consideration.
Represented KKR and Consortium in its $15 billion acquisition of CyrusOne Inc. (NASDAQ: CONE), including two committed, secured real estate financings totaling $9 billion.
Represented TPG Real Estate Partners in its acquisition of Cinespace Studios in Chicago and Toronto. Cinespace is the second largest independent sound stage platform in North America with best-in-class studio campuses.
Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
Biden for President
Memberships & Affiliations
Member, Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board of Directors
Member, Board of Directors, Convention Center Authority of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County