CRE N Illinois
Jo Anne Gottfried;Urban Innovations

Urban Innovations names Jo Anne Gottfried as president

Urban Innovations (UI) announced that Jo Anne Gottfried has been promoted to president of Urban Innovations from COO. In her new role, she will lead the company’s strategic plan and implement growth strategies vital to expanding the portfolio and reach of the company’s core functions including property management, leasing and construction.

Legal N Illinois
Sarah Kwon;Much Shelist

Sarah Kwon joins Much Shelist's real estate group

Much Shelist announced that Sarah Kwon has joined the firm as an associate in the real estate group. Kwon advises clients on the full range of real estate transactions, from acquisitions and dispositions to leasing, zoning and development matters. Her transactions involve retail and shopping center, office, multifamily, medical and mixed-use development property types.

CRE N Illinois
CRE Future Leaders: George Mack

CRE Future Leaders: George Mack

George Mack joined Cresa in 2016 and has past experience raising debt and equity for corporate users of real estate. Mack has consulted on transactions valued over $120 million and advises Fortune 500 companies and private equity clients in asset monetization, office relocation, build-to-suit development, balance sheet restructuring and the acquisition of portfolio companies.

CRE N Illinois
Chicago Loop Alliance: Multifamily and office sectors still vibrant in The Loop

Chicago Loop Alliance: Multifamily and office sectors still vibrant in The Loop

The Chicago Loop Alliance today released its “State of the Chicago Loop: 2018 Economic Profile,” providing data on a variety of industries in the Loop, including commercial and residential real estate, retail, infrastructure and more. Despite the ascension of areas like the West Loop and coming megadevelopments like The 78 and Lincoln Yards, the Loop remains the heart of an expanding, thriving central area, mostly due to accessibility and transit.

Retail N Illinois
Cushman & Wakefield represents seller on Naperville Crossings

Cushman & Wakefield represents seller on Naperville Crossings

Cushman & Wakefield closed on the sale of Naperville Crossings, a premier open-air retail center located in the affluent Chicago suburb of Naperville, Illinois. The property was acquired by Phillips Edison & Company. The Cincinnati-based owner, operator, acquirer and developer of shopping centers reportedly paid $49.9 million for the property.

Legal N Illinois
Robert Fernandez;Latham and Watkins LLP

Leading real estate partner joins Latham & Watkins in Chicago

Latham & Watkins LLP announced that Robert Fernandez has joined the firm’s Chicago office as a partner in the corporate department and member of the real estate practice. Fernandez represents clients on a range of sophisticated real estate transactions, with a particular focus on financings, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, commercial leasing and real estate development.

CRE N Illinois
Sean Murphy;Cresa

Cresa expands tenant rep group with three new hires

Cresa is growing its brokerage ranks in Chicago with the addition of three tenant rep brokers. Juliette (Julie) Lane and Sean Murphy join as senior vice presidents and Michael Heaney as vice president. The three will use the firm’s brokerage, consulting and project management platform to service their existing clients while growing their respective rosters.