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Molly McShane;The McShane Companies

The McShane Companies announce executive promotions

James A. McShane, chief executive officer of The McShane Companies, announced two executive-level promotions within the company. Molly McShane has been named chief operating officer and Dan McShane named chief strategy officer. Both employees, who have been with The McShane Companies for many years, are located at the firm’s Rosemont, Illinois national headquarters.

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Scott Conwell;International Masonry Institute

Scott Conwell elected to CSI College of Fellows

The 2018 Jury of Fellows of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) has elected Scott Conwell of International Masonry Institute to its College of Fellows. He received this distinction in October 2018 at CONSTRUCT, CSI’s national conference in Long Beach, California.

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Brian Morrissey;Cullinan Properties

Cullinan Properties adds new CFO, Brian Morrissey

Cullinan Properties Ltd. has hired Brian Morrissey as chief financial officer. Morrissey brings over 24 years of financial, accounting and acquisition/disposition experience to the Cullinan team. Morrissey, who is based in Cullinan Properties’ Chicago office, will be responsible for overseeing the accounting department including all of its operations, treasury functions, company cash flow projections and cash management, insurance risk management, as well as involvement with various tax and other finance matters for Cullinan Properties and its projects throughout the United States.

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Andy Velkme;Caton Commercial

Caton Commercial SVP Andy Velkme receives NAR National Commercial Award

Caton Commercial Real Estate Group announced that its senior vice president, Andy Velkme, CIPS, has received the NAR National Commercial Award for 2018. He is one of only 79 REALTORS nationwide to receive the award this year, and one of just 522 so honored in the award’s 13-year history. This puts him in a select group, as NAR is the world’s largest trade association, with more than 1.3 million members.

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CRE Future Leaders: Scott Benedetto

CRE Future Leaders: Scott Benedetto

As part of our series, CRE Future Leaders, we caught up with Scott Benedetto, an investment manager at CenterPoint Properties. Benedetto joined CenterPoint in 2012 as an investment analyst supporting acquisitions nationally and is now responsible for national dispositions and sourcing and executing acquisitions in Chicago and Houston. He sits on the Marquette University Center for Real Estate advisory board.

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Steve Saunders;Eckenhoff Saunders Architects

Eckenhoff Saunders Architects founding principal, Steve Saunders, to retire

Founding principal Steve Saunders, AIA, is retiring from Eckenhoff Saunders Architects, (ESA) the firm he co-founded, effective November 30, 2018. Saunders is responsible for many award-winning buildings throughout Chicago and the surrounding area. His work includes the Allerton Hotel renovation, the Museum of Broadcast and Communication, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association Headquarters, Westell’s Corporate Headquarters, multiple medical buildings for DuPage Medical Group and over 50 industrial buildings.