Albert W. Stemp

Firm: Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Location: Los Angeles - CA

  • 333 South Hope Street
    29th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90071
  • Tel : 310 552 4256
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Al Stemp is a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Al represents a diverse group of clients in connection with a broad range of real estate transactions. He advises private equity funds, REITs, institutional capital sources, hospitality companies, developers and retail operators, among others, on their investments across all commercial real estate asset classes.

Al advises private equity investors and REIT clients in structuring and negotiating preferred equity, partnership and joint venture agreements for all types of investments in commercial real estate assets and related debt instruments. He handles acquisitions and dispositions across real estate asset classes ranging from single, significant asset transactions to large portfolio deals, whether as standalone transactions or as part of broader M&A, rollup or reorganization deals. Al regularly represents lenders and borrowers in all types of real estate finance transactions, including single and multi-tranche mortgage, mezzanine and construction loans in the balance sheet, syndicated or securitization markets.

Al has been a regular speaker at various real estate industry conferences on topics including the real estate finance markets and joint venture issues and trends.


  • Managing the real estate components of various public company and private M&A and acquisition transactions
  • An Ares real estate fund vehicle in its joint venture to acquire and redevelop a large industrial asset outside of Portland, OR
  • A private real estate investment firm in its acquisition, joint venture and financing of a series of limited service hotel asset
  • A major U.S. asset manager and REIT in connection with a $380 million joint venture investment in the parent holding company of a multifamily owner, operator and developer with over 30,000 units across the southern U.S.
  • An Ares real estate fund vehicle in its joint venture to acquire and redevelop a large industrial asset outside of Portland, OR
  • A foreign pension fund investor in connection with its acquisition and financing of 125 industrial properties across the U.S.
  • Various investment vehicles in their joint venture with Macquarie CAF Management, LLC, to lease and develop a 110 acre high-speed container terminal processing facility at the Port of Los Angeles

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland has extensive experience in every stage of ownership of global real estate assets, including fundraising and structuring, deployment of capital, financings and refinancings, and final asset disposition, as well as complex restructuring and recapitalization transactions.

Clients rely on the firm’s impressive track record and experience in the real estate industry, trusting Kirkland’s real estate team with their most complex transactions and financing matters. – Law 360 Practice Group of the Year, 2017
Today’s market requires experienced, multidisciplinary lawyers who can apply high-level experience in real estate, corporate M&A, securities, partnership and tax law to complex business transactions.

Our Real Estate Practice Group represents some of the most active and sophisticated private equity funds, sponsors, sovereign wealth funds, major pension organizations and other institutional investors as well as publicly traded real estate entities in connection with their real estate activities.

We regularly advise key industry clients on a variety of matters, including Real estate private equity fund formations and advisory related matters.