Nicole R. Brown

Primary Office:
Chicago, IL

Practice Area:
Real Estate Practice

Nicole R. Brown

Nicole R. Brown’s practice includes all areas of commercial real estate, including the acquisition, sale, financing, leasing and management of office, retail, and industrial projects. Her experience includes the representation of borrowers and financial institutions in loan transactions, including golf course lending, and the representation of institutional property owners in the leasing, management and financing of investment properties across the country. Ms. Brown has also represented national and regional developers in the development and sale of various shopping center projects and medical office buildings. Ms. Brown also serves as a co-chair of the firm’s Real Estate Leasing Group. 

Ms. Brown has been involved in the acquisition, leasing and management of various Section 8 housing projects, including consulting on tax and insurance related matters in connection therewith. She has experience in the development of mixed-use housing projects, as well as extensive experience in acquiring foreclosure and short-sale properties for clients. 

Ms. Brown’s experience also includes representation of clients in corporate and business management matters, including the formation and certification of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises, and the satisfaction of MBE/WBE compliance requirements. She has also assisted clients in the preparation of requests for proposals and request for qualifications required by various governmental agencies in the competitive bidding process. 

Ms. Brown contributed to a chapter in Callaghan’s Appellate Advocacy Manual, “The Thinking Process; Neuro-Linguistic Programming and the Law,” and has co-authored an article in Commercial Leasing Law and Strategy, “Drafting Collateral Agreements to Secure the Landlord’s Rights.”​

J.D., Loyola University College of Law

B.S., Northern Illinois University


  • Illinois


CREW Chicago

Chicago Bar Association (Real Property and Animal Law Committees)

International Council of Shopping Centers Member

HSUS Wildlife Land Trust-Wildlife Leadership Council

PAWS Chicago – Development Board Member

The Animal Legal Defense Fund (Volunteer Attorney)

State Council Member for The Humane Society of the United States