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Talar Berberian


Los Angeles
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Talar offers innovative and cost-efficient solutions to help her clients achieve their project objectives, whether examining land agreements for retail and residential developments or handling real estate financing related to acquisition loans, construction, and other secured loans. She splits her time between the Chicago and Los Angeles offices.

Talar advocates for clients in land use, zoning and licensing matters throughout Chicago and its surrounding suburbs and represents them in commercial real estate sales and acquisitions, financing and development matters.

Talar helps property owners, developers, and real estate purchasers secure timely zoning approvals for both residential and commercial developments, drawing on Thompson Coburn's longstanding relationships with city and municipal officials to successfully navigate the complex zoning and community engagement process.

Talar closely monitors the frequent changes made to city and municipal zoning laws across Chicago and  has been particularly involved in recent projects involving transit-oriented development and affordable housing as the City of Chicago and its surrounding municipalities continue to update policies and ordinances in these areas.

In addition, Talar works with a diverse client base in a broad range of real estate matters, including the development, financing, acquisition and sale of commercial real estate.

Talar's unique educational background in urban planning gives her a holistic perspective of the challenges and opportunities clients face in various stages of real estate development and financing.

Thompson Coburn Publications

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