Greg Apter serves as President of Hilco Real Estate. A deft strategist and negotiator, he founded Hilco’s lease mitigation practice. Greg’s work in lease restructuring on behalf of hundreds of tenants as well as owned property dispositions over more than 20 years has earned him broad respect and admiration as a real estate expert.
Among the many clients Greg has represented are well-known names in retailing, manufacturing and business services including Wal-Mart, WorldCom, Starbucks, Talbots, Ahold/Stop & Shop, HD Supply, Samsonite, Biomet, Bally Total Fitness, Michael’s Stores, Claim Jumper Restaurants, A&P, Yucaipa, Select Comfort, Centerbridge, Bain & Company, Angelo, Gordon & Co., and TPG.
Prior to joining Hilco in 2002, Greg was a senior vice president and the head of the retail tenant representation group at Jones Lang LaSalle. In that role he was responsible for directing, managing and facilitating lease portfolio restructuring services as well as market analysis, site selection, asset management, consulting, acquisition and disposition services. Previously, Greg served as General Counsel for Syndicated Equities Corporation where he managed all corporate business and legal matters, including site valuation and evaluation, negotiation of contracts, oversight of loan commitments and review of lease, zoning, title and environmental issues. Earlier in his career, Greg served as President of Water Tower Bank in Chicago, where he was responsible for all commercial and consumer lending operations, business development and legal matters.
IIT Chicago-Kent College of LawJ.D.
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignB.A.
We assist companies at every stage of their business and economic cycles, and given Hilco Real Estate’s restructuring expertise, we are highly sensitive to the need to protect a company’s relationships and brand(s) during all types of assignments.