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Benjamin A. Householder represents and advises commercial real estate investors, developers and managers in a broad range of complex transactions, with a concentration on private equity partnerships and joint ventures, but also including development, property management, leasing, acquisitions, dispositions and secured financing, all related to multi-family, industrial, office and retail assets.


  • Real estate
  • Private equity
  • Joint ventures
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate development
  • Acquisitions and dispositions


Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Leading Lawyers Network, 2022-2023
    • Emerging Lawyer, 2018-2021
    • Top 100 Emerging Real Estate-Related Lawyers in Illinois, 2019-2020
  • Team Member, Chambers & Partners USA Real Estate Law Firm of the Year, 2013, 2017-2018, and 2022
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers®,"Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate Law, 2015
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2012-2013, 2015, and 2022


  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2007
    • Notes and Comments Editor, Chicago-Kent Law Review
    • Order of the Coif
    • Dean’s List
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin, 2004
  • Illinois