Brian Sedlak

Partner & Real Estate Practice Leader, Jones Day


Brian Sedlak co-leads Jones Day’s Real Estate Practice worldwide and oversees the Firm’s Corporate Real Estate Services Practice (CRES). He advises clients with respect to large-scale infrastructure projects and represents Fortune 500 companies, large U.S. developers, and real estate funds with their real estate portfolios and investments. He represents the owners and financing parties of major infrastructure assets in the United States, including power generation facilities, parking facilities, and toll roads. He also has significant experience in portfolio sale-leaseback transactions, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreements, general secured financing, joint ventures, and annexation and development of real property. 

Brian has led some of the largest public-private partnership (P3) infrastructure transactions in the United States, including representing The Ohio State University in connection with the monetization of its parking facilities for $483 million and the monetization of the University’s energy assets in excess of $1 billion, as well as Northeastern University’s parking monetization and the University of Iowa’s energy monetization in excess of $1 billion. He also has represented companies in development and construction projects for coal-fired plants, biomass facilities, mines, wind farms, and air quality control systems. In addition, Brian represents Fortune 500 companies in all aspects of their real estate including disaggregations, portfolio acquisitions and dispositions, and leasing. 

Brian is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago and a board member of the Dean’s Advisory Counsel for the Department of Business and Management of Northeastern Illinois University. He also serves on the boards of MetroSquash and The Grant Park Orchestral Association. He was the president of the University Club of Chicago during the 2013-2015 term and is a board member of the Club’s foundation.