Real estate partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis
Focuses on complex real estate transactions including joint ventures, acquisitions and dispositions
Recognized as a leading real estate lawyer by Chambers USA and The Legal 500 U.S. since 2015
A real estate partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis, Joshua Hanna focuses on complex real estate transactions including joint ventures, acquisitions and dispositions as well as financing, development, management and restructuring of real estate assets. He advises private equity sponsors, publicly traded investment firms, REITs, foreign pension funds and other institutional investors and developers in transactions involving various asset classes, including multifamily, industrial, office, hospitality and opportunity zones.
Hanna has been recognized as a leading real estate lawyer by Chambers USA and The Legal 500 U.S. since 2015 and by The Best Lawyers in America since 2018. In Chambers USA’s 2020 edition, a source commented that he “understands complex business concepts and incorporates them in a way that is clear, eloquent, and thoughtful.”
Prior editions noted he is “an excellent lawyer,” “very practical,” “very thoughtful, analytical and he thinks outside the box” and is “commercial and knowledgeable.” Chambers USA has further noted that Hanna “has an increasingly prominent presence in the real estate market” and is described by his clients as “a rising star who’s super-confident and gets things done” and as “a very user-friendly and smart guy who does a good job,” with “notable expertise in the hospitality sector.”
These are some of the reasons that we named Hanna to our Chicago & Midwest grouping of Lawyers in Real Estate. These are real estate attorneys who have distinguished themselves in both their practice and the larger community.
Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces.
Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).