Mark G. Henning

Mark Henning is a partner in Winston & Strawn’s real estate department. His practice includes all aspects of complex commercial real estate transactions, including acquisition, financing, leasing, management, and sale.

Mr. Henning’s clients include major property investment companies, national banks, publicly owned companies, and institutional investors. Recent representations include U.S. Equities Realty, LLC; EDT Retail Trust (Aus); DDR Corp.; JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.; Wilton U.S. Commercial Inc.; and UBS Realty Investments Inc.

In addition, Mr. Henning heads the real estate side of Winston & Strawn’s leveraged leasing practice. Mr. Henning and the leasing group have successfully closed domestic and international leasing transactions for institutional lessors and lessees involving shopping centers, hotels, office buildings, retail properties, and corporate headquarters complexes. The group also has been extensively involved in other structured financing transactions on behalf of institutional investors and owners. Mr. Henning also has substantial experience representing private sector owner/operators in privatization transactions involving public assets. 

Mr. Henning received a B.A. in Economics, magna cum laude, with distinction, from the University of Illinois in 1975, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received a J.D., cum laude, from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law in 1978.

Honors & Awards

Mr. Henning was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2012, 2014 and 2015 Best Lawyers editions in the practice area of Real Estate Law. He has also been recognized in Illinois Super Lawyer from 2005-2011 and Chambers USA from 2005-2014.


Mr. Henning represents the firm in all of its office lease transactions and is a member of the firm’s Facilities Committee. He is a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.


Mr. Henning presented “CMBS 2.0: What is it?” at the Commercial Real Estate Financing 2012 Seminar sponsored by the Practising Law Institute in spring 2012, and  “Operating Expenses and Tenant Audit Rights” at the Negotiating Commercial Leases seminar sponsored by the Practising Law Institute in fall 2004. He is the author of a chapter on “Lease Financing of Real Estate” in Equipment Leasing-Leveraged Leasing published by the Practising Law Institute in 1999.


  • Illinois


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD, 1978
  • University of Illinois, BA, 1975