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Kristin L. Dunlap Partner
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kdunlap@hmblaw.com
Kristin L. Dunlap

Kristin is a partner in HMB’s Real Estate Group. She focuses her practice on commercial real estate transactions, development, leasing and finance matters.

Kristin helps real estate owners, developers, investors and users fulfill their business vision by diving deep into the details and efficiently driving projects over the finish line. Kristin works on acquisitions, dispositions and financing of several property types, including shopping centers, condominium properties, offices, apartment buildings, hotels and raw or distressed land for development. She has also significant experience in condominium deconversions, note acquisitions and workouts.

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Empowering Big Ideas Through Detailed Execution

As a counselor to individuals and organizations involved in complex real estate dealings, Kristin drafts and negotiates purchase and sale agreements, lease agreements and loan documents, as well as advises on tax matters related to real estate. Her depth of experience allows her to navigate a complex deal skillfully and efficiently.

Clients rely on Kristin to allow them to focus on the big picture while she handles the details, so projects and deals get done right, on time and on budget.

Experience

  • Acquisitions, dispositions and financing of various property types including shopping centers, condominium properties, office buildings, multifamily apartment buildings, hotels, brownfield properties, distressed properties and raw land for development
  • Condominium conversions, new condominium developments and deconversions of condominiums
  • Drafting and negotiating lease agreements on behalf of both landlords and tenants
  • Drafting and negotiating loan documents on behalf of both lenders and borrowers
  • Counseling on tax incentive and savings programs available to real estate entrepreneurs in Illinois
  • Advising individuals and organizations involved in real estate activities such as property management, asset management, construction and brokerage
  • Integration of estate planning tools for asset protection, tax planning and generational wealth transfer

Education

Loyola University, Chicago, J.D.

University of St. Thomas, B.A. in English, magna cum laude

Admissions

Illinois

Minnesota

Professional Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • International Council of Shopping Centers, Member
  • Clear Springs PTO, Member

Publications

  • New "Just Housing Ordinance" Changes Tenant Screening Procedures in Cook CountyDecember 10, 2019

    Ordinance Prohibits Initial Inquiry of Tenant Criminal History On April 25, 2019, Cook County Commissioners approved an amendment to the Cook County Code, known as the “Just Housing Ordinance," that prohibits the denial of a tenant’s application or continuing occupancy of residential real property based on criminal convictions. Specifically, landlords may no longer inquire about, consider, or require disclosure of…

  • New Higher Majority Requirement for Condominium Deconversions in Chicago - Here's What You Need to KnowSeptember 20, 2019

    Chicago Passes New Legislation Effective Immediately On September 18, 2019, the Chicago City Council unanimously passed a new ordinance that increases the percentage of owners required to approve the sale of a condominium building in the City. The ordinance, introduced by Alderman Brendan Reilly (42nd Ward), increases the required unit owner vote on a deconversion condominium sale to 85% of…

  • Illinois Appellate Court Holds Entities Must Be Represented By an Attorney At Administrative HearingsApril 25, 2014

    Illinois Appellate Court Holds Entities Must Be Represented By an Attorney At Administrative Hearings A recent decision by the Illinois Appellate Court held that corporations may not represent themselves at administrative hearings, but instead must be represented by an attorney. In Stone Street Partners, LLC v. The City of Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings, Case No. 12 M1 450026, Stone…

Education
  • Loyola University, Chicago, J.D.
  • University of St. Thomas, B.A. in English, magna cum laude
Admissions
  • Illinois
  • Minnesota
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