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Ryan Lindgren;Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P.

HFF hires Ryan Lindgren as a director

Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced that Ryan Lindgren has joined the firm as a director in its Chicago office. Lindgren will focus on hotel investment advisory transactions and will be a member of HFF’s national hotel team led by Daniel C. Peek.

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Julie Swinehart;Retail Properties of America

Retail Properties of America promotes Julie M. Swinehart to EVP and CFO

The board of directors of Retail Properties of America, Inc. has promoted Julie M. Swinehart to serve as the company’s executive vice president, Chief Financial Officer and treasurer. Swinehart’s role will include the oversight and execution of all of RPAI’s financial activities, including internal and external reporting, capital markets, investor relations, internal audit and treasury.

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Jon Milonas;CBRE

CBRE promotes Jon Milonas to SVP

Jon Milonas has been promoted to senior vice president within the advisory & transaction services, occupier group for CBRE in Chicago. Milonas joined CBRE in 2007 as an intern and has quickly risen through the ranks. He has completed more than 350 transactions in his career and is now one of the youngest senior vice presidents at CBRE’s Chicago office.

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Pictured left to right: David Garside, Kim O'Donnell, Steve Connors, Dave Zawadzki, Sabrina Bier of Proper Title.

Proper Title expands with Bucktown office

Proper Title, LLC, a full-service title insurance agency serving the residential and commercial real estate industries, recently welcomed more than 100 real estate agents, lawyers and other industry professionals to the grand opening celebration of its new office in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood at 2323 North Damen, near the intersection of Fullerton and Damen Avenues. The Bucktown location brings the title insurance agency’s number of offices to seven, covering Cook, Lake and DuPage Counties.

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Counting cranes: construction costs and confidence

Counting cranes: construction costs and confidence

Construction costs are rising, but that hasn’t stopped new development as the North American crane count has reached a new peak. Chicago and five other cities—of the 13 cities sampled in Rider Levett Bucknall’s (RLB) latest tally—are holding steady from the July report, while five cities show an increase in counts and only two have indicated a decrease in activity.

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Three Chicago CRE firms honored at Christ the King gala

Three Chicago CRE firms honored at Christ the King gala

Three firms that work extensively in commercial real estate—O’Keefe Lyons & Hynes, McShane Construction and Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen, P.C.—were among the honorees at a recent gala hosted by Christ the King Jesuit College Prep (CTK). In a special pre-event celebration to the 10th annual King of Hearts Gala , the current and founding presidents honored the 11 original founding job sponsors of CTK’s Corporate Work Study Program.

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Date set for 8th annual CRE Broker Hockey Classic

Date set for 8th annual CRE Broker Hockey Classic

The CRE Broker Hockey Classic Fundraiser is back for its 8th annual event. Be part of the excitement on Thursday, March 1st at Johnny's Ice House West (2550 W. Madison Street, Chicago) to watch a competitive game, network with industry professionals and help raise money to benefit Inner City Education and the Chicago Blackhawks Charities.

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    DeJeana    Chappell;SavillsStudley

Savills Studley adds DeJeana Chappell

Savills Studley announced that DeJeanaChappell has joined the firm as senior managing director, workplace strategy. Based in Chicago, she will have responsibility for the central region, including key Midwest markets and Denver. Chappell joins the firm from JLL’s Chicago headquarters.