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  • Education
    • J.D., cum laude, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 1982
    • B.A., Northwestern University, 1979, Economics

If you want to do anything in real estate from building parking garage downtown to financing a few hundred million dollars’ worth of industrial property in Mexico, then you want to call on Ronald Dietrich. During his 30 years of real estate experience, he has ushered along deals in nearly all aspects of sophisticated transactional real estate. He represents lenders, borrowers, owners, developers and tenants in domestic and foreign real estate matters.

  • Represented private investment companies and funds making mezzanine loans on, and preferred equity investments in, apartments, office buildings, parking garages, self-storage facilities, condominiums, new construction projects, and industrial buildings.
  • Represented a Midwest casino as borrower in connection with a several hundred million dollar refinancing and expansion.
  • Represented a lender in the several hundred million dollar refinancing of a portfolio of resort hotels in Mexico.
  • Represented a major insurance company subsidiary in the several hundred million dollar financing of a portfolio of industrial properties in Mexico.
  • Represented an Australian investment fund in the negotiation of a United States joint venture followed by the purchase and financing by the venture of a multibillion dollar portfolio of 150 U.S. shopping centers from CalPERS.
  • Represented an Australian fund in creation of a United States joint venture, acquisition, and financing of over four million square feet of Class A office space in Southern California.
  • Represented an Australian insurance company affiliate in a multibillion dollar refinancing secured by equity interests in United States property owning subsidiaries.
  • Represented a global financial company in the creation of a tax-advantaged institutional enhanced property fund investing in all classes of United States real property, including forward purchases, new construction, and sale-lease backs.
  • Represented a major financial company in creating joint ventures with nationally recognized development companies for development and construction of investment properties.
  • Represented the purchaser of the entire Equity Officer Denver portfolio.
  • Represented bondholders in the construction financing of a new major league baseball stadium.
  • Represented a private health care REIT in the acquisition, financing, and refinancing of fee and ground leased physician office buildings from hospitals and private developers in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington, D.C.