About Patrick M. Filice

Real estate clients know that they can depend on Patrick Filice for pragmatic solutions and clear explanations. He represents private equity funds, REITs, high-net-worth individuals, developers, financial institutions and insurance companies on a wide range of commercial transactions. These include acquisitions, development, venture formation, financing, property management and leasing.

Different projects, same goal: a successful closing

Pat deals with a broad range of real estate assets, including industrial warehouse and distribution centers, office buildings, retail shopping centers, hotels, airports, multifamily and student housing projects and more. He works with investors and operators on the formation of real estate joint ventures. He also represents lenders and borrowers in all types of real estate finance transactions. These include first mortgage loans, construction loans, mezzanine loans and other structured financings.

During law school, Pat served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Samuel Der-Yeghiayan of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and as a teaching assistant for Legal Writing I and II. He was awarded the Michael Shabat Appellate Advocacy Fellowship. Upon graduation, Pat completed a Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Fellowship with the Loyola Business Law Center Clinic.

Prior to attending law school, Pat worked as a construction supervisor for Habitat for Humanity for five years.

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Practice Focus

  • Real estate
  • Real estate equity and investments
  • Real estate development
  • Real estate financing and lending
  • Manufacturing and industrial private equity

Representative Experience

  • Industrial transactions
  • Represent private real estate investment fund in acquiring a portfolio of three industrial warehouses totaling 540,000 square feet in the Chicago metropolitan area.
  • Represent private equity real estate fund in obtaining mortgage and mezzanine loans to finance the acquisition of a portfolio of 10 industrial business parks in the Dallas metropolitan area.
  • Represent private equity real estate fund in acquiring a portfolio of seven industrial business parks in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. Also advise on obtaining mortgage and mezzanine loans to finance the acquisition.
  • Represent private equity real estate fund in acquiring a portfolio of 61 industrial properties in Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Ohio and Oklahoma. Also advise on obtaining mortgage and mezzanine loans to finance the acquisition.
  • Represent private investment firm in refinancing a portfolio of 12 properties comprised of industrial warehouse and distribution centers and industrial business parks in the Chicago metropolitan area.
  • Represent private real estate investment fund in the acquisition of 491,000-square-foot and 367,000-square-foot, class A+ industrial warehouse and distribution centers in the Chicago metropolitan area.
  • Financing transactions
  • Represent life insurance company in providing mortgage financing secured by a 1.6-million-square-foot retail shopping center in Overland Park, Kansas.
  • Represent life insurance company in providing mortgage financing secured by a 430,000-square-foot luxury apartment building in Chicago.
  • Represent life insurance company in providing mortgage financing secured by a 950,000-square-foot retail shopping center in Fargo, North Dakota.
  • Represent international bank in providing mortgage financing secured by a portfolio of seven mixed-use properties in Chicago.
  • Represent life insurance company in providing mortgage financing secured by a brand-managed luxury hotel in Dallas.
  • Represent life insurance company in providing mortgage financing secured by a 35-story office tower in Chicago.
  • Represent life insurance company in providing mortgage financing secured by a 1.3-million-square-foot, two-level, enclosed shopping mall in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
  • Acquisition/Disposition/Joint venture transactions
  • Represent real estate investment firm in the joint venture acquisition of a portfolio of nine buildings in four office complexes in the Dallas metropolitan area.
  • Represent publicly traded REIT in the sale of a 260,000-square-foot office building in the Chicago metropolitan area.
  • Represent publicly traded company in the joint venture acquisition of property near Nashville, Tennessee, for the development of a luxury apartment building.
  • Represent publicly traded company in the joint venture acquisition of property near Denver for the development of a senior living project.
  • Represent private equity real estate fund in the acquisition of a 59-acre, five-building medical office property in Durham, North Carolina. Also advise on obtaining mortgage and mezzanine loans to finance the acquisition.
  • Leasing transactions
  • Represent private investment firm in a long-term lease as ground lessor to develop two mixed-use buildings in Boston. Also assist client in obtaining financing secured by the lease.
  • Represent privately held insurance company in a long-term lease as ground lessor of an office tower in Louisville, Kentucky. Also advise on obtaining financing secured by the ground lease.