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Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame: Gershman's Christopher Fox

Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame: Gershman's Christopher Fox

Each year, Midwest Real Estate News publishes its annual Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame issue. This year, we are also running these profiles online so that our readers can discover the hard work and smarts that go into succeeding as a CRE Hall of Fame member. This week, we look at the career of Christopher Fox, executive vice president and managing director of St. Louis-based Gershman Commercial Real Estate.

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The Dancing with the Brokers event was held at Alhambra Palace in Chicago’s Fulton Market neighborhood on May 23rd.

Dancing with the Brokers winners announced

For the third year, The Box It Foundation presented Dancing with the Brokers (DWTB), where Chicago real estate and construction professionals faced off in a dance competition to raise money for charity. Each couple consisted of a CRE professional and a professional dancer from the country’s leading dance company, Arthur Murray. This year, the event raised $300,000 for various charities.

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Chelsey Ginder;Mid-America Real Estate Corporation

Mid-America Real Estate hires Chelsey Ginder

Chicago-based Mid-America Real Estate Corporation added Chelsey Ginder as part of Mid-America’s single tenant net lease investment sales team. In her new position as vice president, Ginder will be specializing in generating and executing single tenant net lease investment sale assignments.

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CRE Future Leaders: Adam Saxon

CRE Future Leaders: Adam Saxon

As part of our series, CRE Future Leaders, we caught up with Adam Saxon, director at Interra Realty. Saxon is a multifamily, mixed-use and land development investment specialist within the Chicagoland market. He joined Interra Realty in October 2015, bringing with him five years of diverse sales and marketing experience. Since 2017, Saxon and his business partner, Brad Feldman, have closed more than $56 million in total real estate transactions with an average deal size of $1.55 million. Together, they raised Interra’s profile with the $3.7 million sale of 1955 N. Lincoln Ave., a 16-unit apartment building in Lincoln Park—the first sale of the property in nearly 20 years.

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Skender partners with New Coast Foundation to promote early learning

Social impact fund New Coast Foundation publicly launched yesterday, with the goal to accelerate the growth and impact of organizations working to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty throughout Chicago. New Coast Foundation seeks to identify, invest in and support emerging and effective nonprofit organizations that are often vulnerable to funding gaps and other growth-related challenges. It will focus on nonprofits with a proven track record that are past the start-up phase and are pre-scale.

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Jon Anderson;Principle Construction Corp.

Principle Construction Corp. adds Jonathan Anderson

James Brucato and Mark Augustyn, principals with Principle Construction Corp., announced that their firm has hired Jonathan (Jon) Anderson as an assistant project manager. Anderson earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with a primary focus in construction management from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He served as an intern at Principle during the summer of 2017.