Name: Andrew Tripp
Company: Ungaretti & Harris LLP
Position: Partner in the Real Estate Group
Education: B.A. from University of Illinois/J.D. from Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent School of Law
Years in Real Estate: 7
What are your current responsibilities and background?
As a partner, my day-to-day practice mainly consists of structuring, managing and executing a wide range of real estate acquisition, disposition, financing, leasing and development transactions for firm clients. I have been a real estate lawyer since I started practicing in 2005, although my practice is now slightly more focused than it used to be.
Who has been the biggest influence in your career so far?
What are the three most important qualities you think a real estate young professional should possess?
I have had the good fortune to work for some really great people during my career so far. But, I would probably have to say Rich Ungaretti has been the biggest influence. He has taught me some extremely valuable things about client development and management that not many young lawyers have the opportunity to learn in larger firms. It has been a great experience working for him.
A strong work ethic is probably the most important thing. It all starts there. Communications skills are also key, since a large part of real estate is negotiation and avoiding or diffusing disputes. Last, but certainly not least, integrity. Without it, you won’t survive in this industry.
Read Past Developing Leader Profiles
Kate Dougherty, CenterPoint Properties
Johnny Carlson, Trammell Crow Company *as of March 2012
Alan Bouchier-Hayes, CenterPoint Properties
Christine Choi, Avison Young
Ned Frank, Colliers International
Sean M. Henrick, CCIM, Cushman & Wakefield
Gary Hunter, Molto Capital
Molly McShane, McShane Development Company
David Prell, CB Richard Ellis
Kelly Schmidt, Trammell Crow Company
Adam W. Tyler,
Toby Veit, Rushmore Properties, LLC