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Milos Markovic is Co-Chair of the firm’s Chicago Real Estate Practice. He focuses his practice on various real estate matters. He represents REITs and other institutional investors, both public and private, in various types of complex real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, development, equity investments and joint ventures. Milos also represents lenders and borrowers in construction, mezzanine, bridge and permanent financings, as well as restructurings and workouts.


  • REITs
  • Construction, mezzanine, bridge and permanent financings
  • Restructurings and workouts
  • Partnerships and joint ventures
  • Shari'ah compliant financings and equity investments
  • Acquisitions and dispositions of all asset classes
  • Build-to-suit leasing transactions



  • Represented Equity International, LLC. in its acquisition of a thirty percent stake in Terranum Hotels, the owners of hotel projects, including the Aloft and W Hotel in Bogota, Colombia, and in the acquisition by Terranum Hotels of Hoteles Decameron, S.A., creating a $700 million hotel conglomerate through Central and South America and the Caribbean.
  • Represented an investment fund in the acquisition of a majority interest in a residential developer.
  • Represented a chemical company in the acquisition of an office building to serve as corporate headquarters.
  • Represented an investor in a programmatic joint venture.
  • Represented a money partner in the negotiation of a joint venture for the acquisition and development of four air rights parcels in Boston, MA.
  • Represented a money partner in the negotiation of various joint ventures for the acquisition of mixed-use developments in New York, NY.
  • Represented a client in the acquisition of a medical office building in Laguna Hills, CA.
  • Represented a client as the development partner in a joint venture to acquire and convert a former cork factory into luxury condominium apartments.
  • Represented an insurance company real estate investment arm in the negotiation of a shopping mall development joint venture in San Antonio, TX.
  • Represented a REIT in connection with a forward purchase commitment.
  • Represented the Agent in restructuring (and partial securing) of a $150 million unsecured line of credit to a private REIT.
  • Represented various industrial REITs in transactions such as:
    • The negotiation and seeding of several industrial joint ventures
    • The acquisition by merger or an industrial REIT
    • The acquisition of a $495 million and $263 million industrial portfolio
    • The negotiation and seeding of Shari'ah compliant industrial joint ventures with Islamic investors
  • Represented a parking REIT in the joint development of a garage and hotel in Chicago, IL.
  • Represented a chemical company in a build-to-suit lease of a specialty warehouse.
  • Represented a client in connection with the negotiation of a ground lease for the development of a medical office building on a hospital campus.

°Some of the above representations were handled by Mr. Markovic prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Partner, Mayer Brown LLP 

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2012 and 2021 
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, Real Estate, 2021-2023
  • Listed, Leading Lawyers Network, 2011-2023
  • Team Member, Chambers & Partners USA Real Estate Law Firm of the Year, 2010, 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
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2008-2014
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2011-2013, 2015, and 2022


  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 1999
  • B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1993
  • Illinois