Blake E. Schulman
2 North LaSalle Street Suite 1300
Chicago, Illinois 60602
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Blake Schulman is a partner in Levenfeld Pearlstein’s Real Estate Group, where he represents institutional lenders, investors, and developers in acquisitions and dispositions, financings, joint ventures, leasing, construction, and commercial real estate development. Blake has extensive experience representing clients across a broad range of asset classes, including mixed-use developments, office properties, manufactured housing communities, industrial buildings, shopping centers, hotels, timeshares, and residential buildings such as apartments, condominiums and student housing.
Among his most prominent matters, Blake represented a real estate fund in the spin-out and roll-up of more than 20 companies holding nearly two million square feet of rentable office space, leading to the initial public offering of the common stock of a REIT on the NYSE. He has also handled more than $1 billion of commercial mortgage financing and more than $1.5 billion of real estate acquisitions and dispositions throughout the U.S., including dozens of REO property dispositions for multiple financial institutions.
Earlier in his career, Blake represented his clients in corporate matters related to mergers and acquisitions, private equity financings, and securities. Following law school, he served as a law clerk to the Hon. Steven M. Gold in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Blake has been a member of the Chicago Jewish United Fund Real Estate Division committee since 2010. He is also active in youth sports as a coach in AYSO soccer and for the Deerfield Youth Baseball Association.
Bar Admissions: Illinois, 2002
Education: University of Michigan, Ross School of Business, B.B.A., Finance, 1999
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2001
Memberships: Chicago Jewish United Fund Real Estate Division
Urban Land Institute
International Council of Shopping Centers
Chicago Real Estate Private Equity Network
Honors & Awards: Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star 2014 - 2017
Emerging Lawyer in Commercial Real Estate and Finance Real Estate, Leading Lawyers, 2015