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Lawrence Eiben


Akerman LLP

Led the team representing a client in PGIM portfolio loans totaling $175 million

Represented Japenese fund in the $162 million sale of Miami Tower

Lawrence Eiben is co-deputy chair with Akerman’s Real Estate Practice Group. His practice focuses on transactional matters for commercial real estate clients, including guidance on renewable energy project development and financing. He represents REITs, real estate funds, real estate joint ventures and developers in transactional matters, including acquisitions, sales, developments and financings of various asset classes, such as office buildings, shopping centers, mixed-use projects, multifamily buildings and complexes, self-storage facilities, and industrial centers. In addition, he handles office, industrial, and retail leasing matters for landlords and tenants.

Eiben is a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP).

Eiben led the Akerman team that represented a client in connection with two PGIM portfolio loans totaling $175 million and an amendment to a related $39-million PGIM loan. He also represented a Japanese real estate fund in selling a vertically subdivided Class A office parcel for $38.6 million and the $162.5-million sale of the 47-story Miami Tower in Miami, FL. Furthermore, Eiben handled the $200-million acquisition of an industrial site to develop Chicago’s first land-based casino. 

Eiben serves on the Urban Land Institute’s Sustainable Development Product Council, is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Illinois Chapter and serves on the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Legal Advisory Committee. He has been recognized by The Legal 500. He received his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

These are some of the reasons why we are honoring Lawrence Eiben with Connect CRE’s 2023 Chicago & Midwest Lawyers in Real Estate Award. The award celebrates real estate attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their practice and the larger community.


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