James Caserio has joined the Firm as a partner in the Real Estate Practice. He is based in the Chicago Office.

Mr. Caserio regularly advises clients in connection with complex commercial real estate transactions, real estate finance, joint ventures, development projects, loan restructurings, and workouts. He has wide-ranging experience with the acquisition and disposition of multifamily, student housing, active adult housing, single family rental, retail, mixed-use, office, and hotel properties. Mr. Caserio represents institutional investors, public and private real estate companies, REITs, developers, retailers, hedge funds, other investment funds, and financial institutions.

At Jones Day, Mr. Caserio joins a global team of 120 lawyers in the Firm's Real Estate Practice who provide clients with comprehensive legal advice with respect to business opportunities by drawing on their experience in the real estate industry worldwide and collaborating with their Jones Day colleagues in environmental law, tax law, financial services, corporate law, and dispute resolution. The Firm's Real Estate clients include investment banks, real estate funds, institutional investors, lenders, major corporations, real estate developers, property management companies, retailers, and hospitality companies.

"Jim has a proven track record of working on billion-dollar real estate transactions, complex real estate financings, major joint ventures, cross-border development deals, and significant loan sales," said Brian Sedlak, Co-Leader of the Real Estate Practice. "This diverse experience across the spectrum of commercial real estate is a tremendous addition to our practice and will be a valuable asset to our clients worldwide. I am pleased to welcome him to Jones Day."

"Jim is a highly accomplished real estate lawyer who has worked on high-stakes real estate transactions for many global institutional investors, with experience overseeing all critical aspects of major real estate projects," said Tina Tabacchi, Partner-in-Charge of the Chicago Office. "Jim is well-regarded here in the Chicago legal community and we are looking forward to having him join us at Jones Day."

Mr. Caserio earned his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law every year since 2013.