72 results for “moment”
CRE Midwest

Profile: Susan Bergdoll on mentoring and why she's a believer of helping others

| Stephanie Aguilar

Even back when Susan Bergdoll worked in the political arena, Duke Realty seemed to be in the back of her mind. While working for the mayor of Indianapolis, the CEO at the time approached Bergdoll, encouraging her to contact him when she was ready to leave politics. That was 18 years ago. Now, vice president of leasing and development at Duk…

Industrial Midwest

Profile: Keith Puritz recalls the time he was stranded while meeting a client and having to 'think on his feet'

| Stephanie Aguilar

Keith Puritz, principal of industrial services at Avison Young, got his start in commercial real estate after first considering investment banking. As a senior in college, he flew to New York for six interviews with investment banking firms. “I always joked that there were six rejection letters already written before the plane landed,” he said.

CRE Midwest

What you don't know about john greene's Corey Ramey

| B. Herron

A college roommate of Corey Ramey’s started working at an industrial real estate firm, giving him his first exposure to the industry. Ramey thought it seemed interesting, and began working there too, as he quickly realized it meshed well with his marketing and analytical strengths, and kept with it.

CRE Midwest

Karl Heitman: Working in the right industry for more than 20 years

| B. Herron

Karl Heitman moved to the Chicago area from Texas in 1986, to design office development projects. The work was primarily for Trammell Crow Company, and the company was actively working in many Midwest cities and Canada. Heitman never expected to get into the industrial market, but the office market took a downturn in late 1980’s and he was …

CRE Midwest

Mark Wight: Great firm, great people, great job!

| B. Herron

Mark Wight’s first job at Wight & Company was during high school. He worked as a rod man on a surveying crew, and then left for college and law school. Wight was practicing law in Seattle and speculating in real estate when his father got sick. He said his father asked him to come back for a while to help with the company. Wight agreed to c…

CRE Midwest

Jeffrey A. Raday: Building a career from the ground up

| B. Herron

Jeffrey Raday started his professional career in 1979 after graduating with a civil engineering degree from Valparaiso University in Indiana. Raday was a field engineer doing surveying and layout work on the construction sites for several large industrial buildings.

CRE Midwest

Dan Cooper: Providing the Keys to the Challenges in CRE

| B. Herron

After graduating college, Dan Cooper had a tremendous opportunity to work with a development and construction company based in California where he learned the business from the ground up—everything from identifying properties and sourcing capital, to entitlements, moving dirt, construction, sales and leasing.

CRE Midwest

Daniel P. Cawley: Being the best person he can be

| B. Herron

Daniel Cawley came out of college in 1977, and worked in his father’s real estate company in LaSalle-Peru, Illinois—a town of 20,000 people. Mostly it was residential, but Cawley’s father, Ryan, did a land assemblage in 1967 which started commercial development in the region that ended up becoming a 500,000 square foot regional mall anchore…