Derek T. Neathery, Partner

Biography

Derek T. Neathery is a real estate attorney and partner with Quarles & Brady LLP. He is also Vice-Chair of the Real Estate Practice Group. Derek concentrates his practice in the areas of joint ventures, dispositions, acquisitions, leasing, and development.

Derek regularly represents clients in a variety of transactions involving senior housing, office, retail, industrial, hotel, and multifamily assets across the country. His experience also includes the development and sale of mixed-use projects and his clients include private REITs, pension fund advisors, and private equity investors.

He also regularly represents landlords and tenants in a variety of leasing transactions. His experience includes negotiation of pre-construction leases for new office developments and preparation of form leases for landlords of multi-tenant office properties.

Derek's recent experience includes:

  • Acquisition of a 136-unit independent and assisted senior living facility located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Tampa, Florida, for over $70,000,000 on behalf of a joint venture between a major institutional investor and senior living operator.  Representation included negotiation of joint venture agreement, management agreement, and financing.
  • Acquisition of a 139-unit independent and assisted senior living facility located outside Minneapolis, Minnesota, for over $50,000,000 on behalf of a joint venture between a major institutional investor and senior living operator.  Representation included negotiation of joint venture agreement, management agreement, and financing.
  • Sale of 1,000,000 square foot regional retail center in Fairview, Texas, for over $65,000,000 on behalf of a private REIT.
  • Representation of a landlord in all leases for a 240,000 square foot office project developed in Raleigh, North Carolina, including all pre-construction leasing required to commence development.
  • On-going representation of landlord in all leases for a 700,000 square foot office project in Chicago, Illinois, owned by major institutional investor. 

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Certificate, Quarles & Brady Leadership Program (2016)
  • University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2005)
    • Order of the Coif
  • University of Michigan (B.A., 2001)
    • University Honors

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Cathedral Counseling Center (Board member)
  • Chicago Loop Alliance (Planning and Advocacy committee member)

Professional Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers®–Rising Stars Edition (2014–present: Real Estate)