CRE N Illinois
Joseph Catalano;Michael Baker International

Michael Baker International appoints Joseph Catalano VP and office executive

Engineering, planning and consulting services firm Michael Baker International announced that Joseph R. Catalano, P.E., has joined the firm as vice president and office executive for the Chicago office. In this role, he will oversee the growth of the firm’s portfolio of business in the Chicagoland area and provide operational management, staff management and production/project oversight for the office.

CRE N Illinois
Novak Construction completes Erie Neighborhood House renovation

Novak Construction completes Erie Neighborhood House renovation

Last December, Erie Neighborhood House introduced their entire staff to the new and improved motor skills room, kitchen and restrooms with a celebratory luncheon. The new facilities were built out by Novak Construction as the Chicago-based general contractor completed a remodel project at the non-profit’s community center just in time for the holidays.

CRE N Illinois
Following contentious meeting, Sterling Bay wins Plan Commission approval for Lincoln Yards

Following contentious meeting, Sterling Bay wins Plan Commission approval for Lincoln Yards

Lincoln Yards, Sterling Bay’s $6 billion development on over 50 acres that that would stitch together Lincoln Park and Bucktown at the North Branch has won approval from the Chicago Plan Commission. Over a hundred citizens signed up for public comment period during the contention meeting and—despite what would ultimately be a unanimous vote—various aldermen voiced reservations about the implications of the project.

CRE N Illinois
CRE Future Leaders: Noah Birk

CRE Future Leaders: Noah Birk

As part of our series, CRE Future Leaders, we caught up with Noah Birk, senior director at Kiser Group. Birk focuses on the disposition of apartment buildings on the south side of Chicago and is one of the most prolific apartment building brokers in the city.

Seniors Housing N Illinois
Azipra Place of Lake Zurich, a 120-unit senior living community in Lake Zurich, Illinois, opened in 2017 and is one of nine assets jointly owned and operated by Waterton and Pathway to Living.

Waterton acquires controlling interest in senior housing owner/operator Pathway to Living

Waterton, a Chicago-based real estate investor and operator, has acquired a controlling interest in Pathway to Living operating company, a Chicago-based owner and operator of senior living communities with an established senior living brand and a well-respected operating and investment track record spanning over 20 years. Similar to Waterton, Pathway to Living is vertically integrated, with full-service teams handling acquisitions, development and management of senior living communities.

CRE N Illinois
Brian Simons;Skender

Skender promotes five to leadership board

Underscoring its commitment to an award-winning employee culture that fosters talent and innovation, Skender announced the promotions of five key leaders. Jeff Janicek was named vice president and partner while Brian Bukowski, Joe Pecoraro, Tim Rogers and Brian Simons, CHC have been elevated to project executive and partner.

CRE N Illinois
Belinda Moore;Skender Foundation

Belinda Moore promoted to executive director of Skender Foundation

Skender Foundation recently announced the promotion of Belinda Moore to executive director. In her new role, she is responsible for developing and implementing the foundation’s vision and strategic plan. Moore has been integral to Skender Foundation’s growth since the organization’s inception in 2012, most recently serving as associate executive director since June 2017.

Finance N Illinois
Maverick Commercial Mortgage consulted on $93.8M River City deconversion sale

Maverick Commercial Mortgage consulted on $93.8M River City deconversion sale

Benjamin L. Kadish of Maverick Commercial Mortgage announced the closing of the financing for the $93,835,000 first mortgage loan for River City located at 800 S. Wells Street in Chicago. River City is a condominium building that the borrowing entity will deconvert into an apartment building. The complex process from the initial offer to closing all 447 units took more than three years.