Mayer Brown has been named a finalist in the “Law Firms: Outstanding Service” category of National Real Estate Investor (NREI)’s inaugural Commercial Real Estate Awards, which honor firms that have “contributed significantly to the commercial real estate industry over the past 12 months,” according to the publication. The awards “inspire innovation and leadership among participants, creating a meaningful annual benchmark that acknowledges and rewards excellence in the commercial real estate industry.”

Mayer Brown was named a finalist for leading the industry in creating alternative investment vehicles to which 401(k) and other defined contribution plans can, for the first time, allocate assets to funds invested in illiquid assets, like real estate and private equity. These new investment options meet a critical client need and also benefit millions of Americans who rely on 401(k) plans for retirement.

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