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.

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.

CRE N Illinois
Irene Yartey-Onyango;Heitman LLC

Heitman adds to product design capabilities with new hire

Heitman LLC, a global real estate investment management firm, has appointed Irene Yartey-Onyango as senior vice president, head of product strategy and design. In the newly created position, Yartey-Onyango will report to Lewis Ingall, Heitman senior managing director of client service and marketing, and will be responsible for developing and overseeing Heitman’s product design across the globe.

CRE N Illinois
Barry Millman;Horizon Realty Services

Barry Millman to head Horizon Realty Services

Barry Millman of Horizon Realty Services, Inc. recently acquired full ownership of the company from his previous partner. Additionally, Ilija Pod, who has been the senior property manager for Horizon Realty’s management division for several years, has been appointed vice president.

CRE N Illinois
Craig Tolan;Morgan Harbour Construction

Morgan / Harbour Construction adds Tolan, Kasten to executive team

Morgan / Harbour Construction announced the promotion of Craig Tolan to senior vice president and the addition of Kevin Kasten as senior vice president. Tolan will lead the execution of the firm’s preconstruction and construction operations locally and nationally while Kasten will lead the operations of internal teams focusing on process improvement, recruiting, employee development and client service.

CRE N Illinois
Kyle Fell;BKV Group

BKV Group hires Kyle Fell as interior design director

Kyle Fell has joined the Chicago office of BKV Group as interior design director. In this role, Fell will provide guidance to project teams by developing a strong foundation of design mentorship, while providing his network to unearth new opportunities for clients to collaborate with BKV Group within the hospitality and commercial realms.

Retail N Illinois
Shannon Pope;JLL

JLL adds two retail experts to Chicago team

Shannon Pope and Patrick Owens have joined JLL as senior vice presidents of retail advisory services, based in Chicago. Pope and Owens have supported retailers and investors operating in the Chicago region with over four decades of combined experience in the commercial real estate industry. In their new roles, they’ll focus on growing the firm’s Chicago retail advisory service offerings.

Finance N Illinois
Craig Smiddy;Old Republic International Corporation

Old Republic shuffles senior executive ranks

Old Republic International Corporation (ORI) announced several changes in its senior executive ranks effective October 1, 2019. Craig Smiddy, ORI's president and chief operating officer, will assume the position of president and chief executive officer following the retirement of R. Scott Rager and Aldo C. Zucaro. Smiddy will concurrently join the board of directors and its executive committee.