Tucker Development Hires Aaron Tucker as VP and General Counsel
In Addition to Overseeing All Legal Matters, Real Estate Attorney Will Be Responsible for Sourcing Capital and Structuring Complex Deals
CHICAGO, Ill. (Jan. 14, 2015) — Tucker Development, a leading fund manager and developer of shopping centers and mixed-use properties, today announced that it has hired Aaron M. Tucker to serve as vice president and general counsel.
In his new role, Tucker is responsible for business development, including sourcing capital and structuring deals, as well as all legal matters involving Tucker Development and its affiliates.
Prior to joining Tucker Development, Tucker held positions with Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Paul Hastings LLP. At both firms, Tucker focused his practice on commercial real estate including development, finance and leasing matters relating to complex real estate transactions.
“As the trajectory of Tucker Development continues to move toward mixed-use projects with joint-venture partners and fairly complicated capital stacks, Aaron is an ideal fit for the company,” stated Richard Tucker, president and CEO of Tucker Development. “For the past several years, Aaron has been immersed in the buying, leasing and financing of complex real estate projects, allowing him to gain invaluable skills and credentials that will make him a vital member of our team.”
Added Aaron Tucker: “I’ve always been engrossed in architecture, urban planning, creating a sense of place and implementing tangible changes in neighborhoods and cities. All of that is what set me on the path to gain the experience necessary to join Tucker Development, a company that is made up of incredible people that are extremely talented and committed to what they do. It’s a team that I look forward to earning my place on, and a group of people that I have the ultimate amount of respect for.”
Tucker received his bachelor of arts in International Affairs, with a concentration on International Economics, from The George Washington University. He also received his Juris Doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Tucker is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and is admitted to the Illinois Bar. He is also active in several non-profits, including the JUF Young Real Estate Group, where he is an executive committee member; the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, where he is a next generation trustee; the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, where he is a Chicago next generation board member; and the Emerging Leaders Board for Mikva Challenge, where he is a board member.
About Tucker Development Corporation
Tucker Development Corporation, founded by Richard H. Tucker in 1996, is a leading developer and manager of shopping centers and mixed-use properties in key Midwest and East Coast barrier-to-entry markets. The company pursues mixed-use and retail-related real estate investments that provide an opportunity to enhance value through development, redevelopment, repositioning and recapitalization. Tucker Development Corporation’s development, management and leasing portfolio exceeds five million square feet and continues to grow through the company’s development and acquisition activity.
For more information on Tucker Development Corporation, visit www.tuckerdevelopment.com.