Alex Cole focuses her real estate practice in the areas of real estate
transactions and development, hospitality, international real estate, project
finance and construction law. She is routinely involved in large real estate
acquisitions (hotel, office and retail) and represents all the various parties
in the construction and development process. Some of Alex's past projects
include: Park Hyatt Australia, purchase and disposition of The Carlyle in
transaction including sale of Rosewood Hotels and Resorts and four other hotels,
Fairmont Hotel and Canadian Pacific Hotel merger, numerous buildings in Illinois
Center, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, The Harold Washington Library, California
Plaza in Los Angeles, McCormick Place Expansion and Hotel, Underwater World at
Pier 39, Warsaw Financial Center, and the construction and renovation of
numerous plants, industrial complexes, hotels, shopping centers and other
commercial projects in the United States and Europe.
- American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Member
- Listed as an Illinois Super Lawyer as published by Law & Politics, 2005 - present
- Listed in the Law Bulletin Publishing Company's Leading Lawyers Network as Illinois Leading Lawyer
- Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
- Ranked by Chambers USA, as “America's Leading Lawyers,” in Construction, 2005 - present; Real Estate, 2013 - present; Leisure & Hospitality, 2013 - present
- Received "Women in Real Estate 2010 Career Achievement Award," presented by the Illinois Real Estate Journal
"Alex is a seasoned real estate lawyer who I have worked with on transactions for many years. She is experienced and her commitment adds substantial benefits to the deals we have worked on; most notable are her perspective on market conditions and the ability to blend legal and commercial issues into practical advice. I would highly recommend her for real estate transactional business."
"Alexandra Cole is very responsive to, and aware of client needs. She has excellent problem solving and facilitating skills to achieve a desired outcome."
"Alex Cole is knowledgeable, with many years of experience in her practice area. She is also creative and responsive to her clients' needs. She is always our "go-to: source for any construction related legal matters."
"I have worked with Alex on both domestic and international professional service contracts for close to 15 years. Her reputation as an effective real estate attorney is terrific and her ability to assist our firm in a timely and professional manner is consistently automatic.
Alex is an unwavering advocate on behalf of her clients and has the set of skills to effectively negotiate tricky issues in a non-adversarial manner, which leads to agreement without alienating potential clients. She understands what is important to us as a service provider and also understands the needs and requirements of our clients; she can facilitate a mutual understanding and ultimate agreement in a cost effective and efficient manner.
"Alex, without question, is one of the Best Lawyers in America. She is responsive, solution oriented, and understands the budgetary pressures faced by in-house counsel. She is well respected in the legal community and uses her sense of humor to mitigate those difficult moments that exist in all negotiations."
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