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Collete English Dixon and CREW President Amy Blumenthal.

CREW Chicago's 2018 Annual Industry Achievement Award Dinner

On February 22, over 280 CREW members and their guests, including senior real estate practitioners and business leaders, gathered at the Standard Club for CREW Chicago’s 7th annual presentation of the Industry Leadership Award to Collete English Dixon, executive director of the Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate at Roosevelt University.

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David Newton;Draper and Kramer

David Newton named ARM of the Year by IREM Chicago

Draper and Kramer’s David Newton, property manager at 1350-1360 N. Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, was named Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) of the Year by the Chicago chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). The award was presented to Newton at IREM Chicago’s annual Premier Awards, held March 2 at Chicago’s Drake Hotel.

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Jeff Locascio;Entre Commercial Realty

Entre Commercial welcomes Jeff Locascio

Entre Commercial Realty announced that Jeff Locascio, SIOR joined the firm to spearhead expanded coverage in south and southwest Chicago, its suburbs and northwest Indiana. Locascio brings over 19 years of experience in industrial brokerage, business incentive services, development, acquisition, lease negotiation and relocation.

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Nearly 150 industry members and guests attended the 13th Annual CREW-St. Louis Networking Awards.

CREW-St. Louis honors local female CRE leaders

The St. Louis chapter of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) honored members at its 13th Annual Networking Awards held March 8 at The Saint Louis Woman’s Club. In addition to members, CREW-St. Louis presented its third annual Woman of Influence Award. The award recognizes a female leader who has impacted the commercial real estate industry through her leadership, accomplishments and service to the St. Louis region.

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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.