Recognized by her peers and clients as a leader in commercial real estate, Amy Blumenthal has 35 years of experience in all areas of real estate, including office, retail, hotel, industrial and luxury residential properties, often concentrating on financing, acquisitions and sales, as well as real estate development and land use. Her clients, from a variety of industries such as manufacturing, hospitality, food and beverage, and publishing, value her ability to listen and understand their priorities and needs to best help them achieve their business goals.
Amy’s diverse practice includes representing owners, developers, lenders and investors in negotiating the acquisition, financing and zoning of property through its ultimate development, leasing and/or sale. She has a full range of experience helping clients with financing, ranging from initial acquisition to development and ultimately permanent financing, including working with senior debt, mezzanine debt and private equity.
In working to close deals, Amy strives to understand not only her client’s strategy and motivations, but also what is driving all other parties to the transaction. Finely honed listening and negotiation skills. As part of her practice, Amy also handles high-stakes property tax appeals before a variety of governmental bodies, guiding clients through complex assessment issues for large commercial and industrial buildings, as well as luxury residential properties.
Amy is very active in the commercial real estate community. She currently serves on the board of directors and is Immediate Past Pres-dent of CREW Chicago, a member chapter of the CREW Network, an organization of over 12,000 women engaged in all of the professions associated with the commercial real estate industry.
Once a pediatric oncology nurse, Amy remains committed to supporting worthy causes in the health care community in Chicago. She provides ongoing service as a member of the board of directors of the Erie Family Health Foundation, which supports the mission of the Erie Family Health Center to provide high-quality, affordable health care for lower-income city residents.
Amy has been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer for Real Estate, an Illinois Leading Lawyer in the areas of Land Use, Zoning & Condemnation, Commercial Real Estate and Real Estate Finance and a Best Lawyer in the area of Real Estate Law. She also has been recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as a “Notable Woman Executive Over 50” for 2020 and 2019, and a “Chicago Notable Woman Lawyer.” In January 2018, Amy was inducted into the Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame by Midwest Real Estate News.