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Alexandra (Alex) Cole

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Partner

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 a transaction including the 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.

Professional Recognition

  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Member
  • Ranked by Chambers USA, as “America's Leading Lawyers,” in Construction, 2005 - present; Real Estate, 2013 - present; Leisure & Hospitality, 2013 - present
  • Listed in the Law Bulletin Publishing Company's Leading Lawyers Network as Illinois Leading Lawyer
  • Listed as an Illinois Super Lawyer as published by Law & Politics, 2005 - present
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
    (AV®, BV® and CV® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2006 - Present: Construction Law; Real Estate Law
  • Received "Women in Real Estate 2010 Career Achievement Award," presented by the Illinois Real Estate Journal 

Professional Leadership

  • Real Estate & Land Use Practice, Perkins Coie LLP, Chair, 2005 - 2011
  • Hospitality Industry Bar Association, Founding Board Member
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys, Steering Committee Member, 2007 - present 
  • CREW Network, Board of Directors, 2001 - 2002
  • CREW Chicago, Board of Directors, 1999 - 2000

Related Employment

  • Altheimer & Gray, Partner, 1988 - 2003, Real Estate Practice Chair
  • Antonow & Fink, Partner, 1985 - 1988, Associate, 1979 - 1985

Education

  • The University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1979
  • DePauw University, B.A., cum laude, 1976

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin

Languages

  • German