Overview

Daniel Cho is a real estate associate in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He has represented clients on a broad range of domestic and international real estate transactions including public-to-private transactions, securitized and mezzanine financings, and portfolio acquisitions. He also advises corporate clients with respect to real estate matters involving mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and lending. Daniel’s clients include Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., TPG Real Estate, and Atrium Hospitality.

Daniel was previously an Associate at Beacon Capital Partners where he was responsible for asset management of the properties in Chicago and for market intel and strategic value add initiatives. He was also Director of Business Development and Senior Architect at Safdie Architects in Boston. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Master of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management, and Bachelor in Architecture degree from Rhode Island School of Design. 

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Thought Leadership

Publications 

“Cultural Tradition Dictates Design”, Airport Business, April 2012

“Responding to the Essence of Place”, Concept, November 2011

“A Place Becoming the History of Architecture”, DesignNet, September 2010

“Singapore: Marina Bay Sands”, Concept, July 2010

Seminars

Co-Chair, Kellogg Private Equity and Venture Capital Conference, 2017

Recognition

UNC Real Estate Development Challenge, 1st Place, 2016

Visiting Critic at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, 2011

Visiting Critic at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association

American Institute of Architects

Certified LEED AP, US Green Building Council

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2017Illinois

Languages

  • English
  • Korean

Education

  • Northwestern Pritzker School of LawJ.D.2017
  • Northwestern University Kellogg School of ManagementM.B.A., Finance & Real Estate2017
  • Rhode Island School of DesignB.Arch.2007
  • Kyung Hee UniversityCivil Engineering