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Podolsky Circle celebrates International Women’s History Month

Podolsky Circle celebrates International Women’s History Month

On March 7, 2018, Alissa Adler and Gina Fridberg of Podolsky Circle CORFAC International hosted Martinis in March, a networking event celebrating International Women’s History Month. More than 70 guests across all sectors of the real estate industry joined Adler and Fridberg at The Bassment in Chicago’s River North neighborhood for an evening of cocktails, food and fun.

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Paul De Santis;Goettsch Partners

Goettsch Partners promotes Paul De Santis to partner

Architecture firm Goettsch Partners announced that Paul De Santis, LEED AP, has been promoted to partner. De Santis joins the firm’s five other partners, including James Goettsch, FAIA, chairman and CEO; James Zheng, AIA, LEED AP, president; Michael F. Kaufman, AIA, LEED AP; Joseph Dolinar, AIA and Lawrence C. Weldon, AIA.

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Colleen Dolan;Transwestern

Transwestern's Colleen Dolan honored with leadership award

Colleen Dolan, executive vice president – human resources at Transwestern, was one of the women leaders honored at the inaugural Great Place to Work® For All™ Leadership Awards gala at the Four Seasons San Francisco. She is one of 77 award recipients chosen from companies on Fortune magazine’s annual list of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women, which Transwestern has been included on for the past three years.

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Stephen Lee;The BSC Group

BSC Group promotes Stephen Lee to SVP

The BSC Group, LLC, a leading commercial real estate financing advisor and provider of debt and equity capital solutions for commercial property owners, announced the promotion of Stephen Lee to senior vice president. His primary responsibility will be to source capital market debt products for BSC clients across a wide range of commercial real estate asset classes, including multifamily and self-storage.

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Skender rebrands and expands, adds manufacturing to its business model

Skender rebrands and expands, adds manufacturing to its business model

Envisioning a radically more efficient future for the building industry, Skender announced its expansion beyond construction, becoming a vertically integrated company including construction, design and building component manufacturing functions. The expansion includes significant investment in the launch of a new Chicago-based advanced manufacturing subsidiary and the acquisition of the boutique design firm Ingenious Architecture. Skender has also recruited two industry trailblazers: architect and thought leader Tim Swanson, and construction technology innovator Kevin Bredeson. As part of the transformation, Skender Construction has rebranded as Skender, reflecting the expansion beyond its core construction business.

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The 2018 CRE Broker Hockey Classic raised $10,000 for Chicago Blackhawks Charities and ICE Program.

2018 CRE Broker Hockey Classic raises $10,000 for charity

The 2018 CRE Broker Hockey Classic proved to be another success this year, raising over $10,000 to benefit Chicago Blackhawks Charities and the Inner-City Education (ICE) Program. The event, organized by NAI Hiffman, Langehaumer Construction and CONLON Commercial, has raised over $50,000 in total donations over the past 8 years.

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Steve Schomaker;Holland Construction Services

Steve Schomaker joins Holland Construction Services

Steve Schomaker has joined Holland Construction Services as the newest member of its business development team. Schomaker has been building relationships and generating business in the commercial building industry throughout the Metro East for more than 30 years. He also serves as the mayor of Albers, IL.

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DNA of #CRE results are in for 2017

DNA of #CRE results are in for 2017

The results are in. On its third annual DNA of #CRE Survey, Buildout and the Broker List heard from 485 commercial real estate professionals, a 60 percent jump from last year. So what insights did the respondents provide about the industry?

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Ryan O’Halloran;Brennan Investment Group

Brennan Investment Group promotes two to managing principal

Brennan Investment Group, LLC, announced the promotions of Ryan O’Halloran and Kevin Brennan, formally vice presidents, to managing principals. In their new roles, O’Halloran and Brennan will co-head the company’s Midwest region. Brennan Investment Group owns over 13 million square feet in the Midwest, with property and land holdings in six cities that include Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Detroit and Cincinnati. O’Halloran and Brennan will also assume responsibility for the development of the Elk Grove Technology Park, an 85-acre site in O’Hare acquired by the company in January of 2018.