Crystal Pruess Bush

Counsel Chicago
Phone: (312) 569-1221
Fax: (312) 569-3221


Crystal Pruess Bush advises manufacturing, financial services and consulting firms in their national leasing and subleasing transactions, and counsels not-for-profit and religious organizations in connection with real estate matters. She has experience in the acquisition and disposition of land for commercial development; acquisition and disposition of industrial, office and retail properties; leasing of office, industrial and retail space; real estate finance; and negotiation of brokerage and management agreements.


  • Represents a major religious organization in its Chicago area real estate activities, including disposition of properties.
  • Negotiates leases and has assisted in the sale of a hospital campus for Chicago hospital.
  • Represents a business consulting firm in its national leasing activities.
  • Represents a manufacturing firm and its subsidiaries in its real estate activities, including numerous leasing sale transactions throughout the United States.
  • Represents a national food store retailer in the Chicago area on site acquisition, supervision of subdivision, zoning and other land use matters; negotiation of easement and restriction agreements with adjoining owners; and disposition of outlots, ground leases and store leases.


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1979, cum laude
  • Yale University, B.A., 1976, cum laude


  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
  • Erie Elementary Charter School, Board of Directors

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