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Real Estate and Commodity Management

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Maximize long term revenue opportunities for your non-financial assets.

Unique assets come with complexity – and risk. Northern Trust may help you understand or manage your organization’s interests while investigating revenue opportunities and managing day-to-day operations for you.

Real Estate and Agricultural Services

Accepting real estate donations can be a boon for your organization, but managing them is complex, time-consuming and often beyond the scope of a nonprofit’s capabilities. No matter if residential, commercial, farmland or timber, our experts can provide due diligence around accepting as well as managing these assets for you, while also helping you strategically realize their long-term financial benefits. 

Areas of Expertise

Due Diligence

Oil, Gas and Mineral Rights

Oil, gas and mineral interest leases can contain unfamiliar language that could negatively impact financial returns and legal rights for years. With expertise managing oil, gas and mineral assets in every producing state and Canada, the services below can be holistically integrated to help achieve your organization’s goals.


Areas of Expertise

Evaluation of an Asset's Potential Return and Risks

Meet Us

Leslie Tipping

Leslie Tipping

Practice Lead, Oil, Gas and Minerals Management
Prior to joining Northern Trust, Leslie was the Regional Director of Mineral Management at JP Morgan Chase Bank. She has also worked in Probate and Estate Planning for several years in Houston and Dallas.
Steve Todd

Steve Todd

Practice Lead, Commercial Real Estate
Steve Todd is the leader of the Commercial Real Estate practice and is a Senior Vice President in Northern Trust’s Los Angeles office.

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