CRE W Minnesota
Tony Peleska;Kraus-Anderson

Minneapolis' Kraus-Anderson hires VP of Information Technology

Kraus-Anderson Construction Company has named Tony Peleska as vice president of Information Technology. He will oversee the construction company’s IT strategic planning and development, solution implementation and project management, and also will work closely with the entire family of Kraus-Anderson companies. He will be based in KA’s Minneapolis office.

CRE W Minnesota
Nick Trevena;Founders Properties

Asset manager with Minneapolis' Founders Properties earns CCIM designation

Asset manager Nick Trevena with Minneapolis’ Founders Properties has earned his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation. This accomplishment recognizes Trevena’s expanded knowledge, experience and commitment to providing strategic asset management services for private real estate partners in the industrial, office and retail-mixed-use sectors. It also positions him as a local leader in the commercial real estate industry.

CRE N Illinois
More than 900 CRE professionals attended last week’s Commercial Real Estate Forecast conference.

Chicago: Coarse and strong and cunning

In Carl Sandburg’s lauded poem of his hometown, he describes a city that—beneath a veneer of sweat and soot and vulgarity—thrums with vitality and swagger, too ambitious to be wary of any roadblocks ahead. A century after Chicago’s publication, does this poem still depict its eponymous source?

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Raymond Hall;JLL

JLL hires Raymond Hall as head of human resources for the Americas

JLL announced the appointment of Raymond Hall as the head of human resources for the Americas. In this role, Hall will lead JLL's HR team in the Americas, partnering with the firm's businesses to acquire, develop, engage and reward employees. He succeeds Mary Bilbrey, who maintains her position as JLL's global chief human resources officer (CHRO).

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Catie Kill;Corporate Concepts

Corporate Concepts elevates Catie Kill to director of market strategy

Corporate Concepts, an office environments company specializing in the sale and integration of high-performance furniture solutions, has created a new position, director of market strategy, promoting Catie Kill in the firm’s Chicago office to that role from business development associate. Kill will be responsible for strategy and development of relationships with Chicagoland’s design and real estate partners.

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(From left to right): Jonah Helbraun of DePaul University, Terri Alexander of Transwestern; Daniel Benassi of Entre Commercial Realty, Clarissa Tarandy of University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign. Not pictured: Marlon Taylor of Roosevelt University and Dan Viner of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

SIOR Chicago awards $12,000 to 2019 scholarship winners

The Chicago chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) and the SIOR Foundation awarded four scholarships totaling $12,000. Each of the four students received a scholarship of $3,000. The Chicago chapter of SIOR 2019 Scholarship Committee included Terri Alexander, SIOR, of Transwestern; Larry Goldwasser, SIOR, of Cushman and Wakefield and Sean Henrick, SIOR, of Cushman and Wakefield.

CRE N Illinois
Tom Boyle;Lee and Associates

Lee & Associates of Illinois promotes Tom Boyle

Lee & Associates of Illinois has promoted Tom Boyle, SIOR to principal. Boyle joined Lee & Associates of Illinois in early 2018 and specializes in industrial real estate. He is a licensed broker in Illinois and Wisconsin, where he works primarily on projects that involve new construction and land development.

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Three questions with ... NorthMarq's John Reed

Three questions with ... NorthMarq's John Reed

There’s something about Omaha. This market remains one of the steadiest in the Midwest, with brokers closing a solid number of big deals each year and new companies flocking to the city’s downtown core and surrounding neighborhoods. What’s behind Omaha’s success? That’s what we asked John Reed, senior vice president and managing director of the Omaha office of NorthMarq, as part of our Three Questions With ... series.

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CRE Future Leaders: Mitchell Kiven

CRE Future Leaders: Mitchell Kiven

Mitchell Kiven, senior associate with Marcus & Millichap’s Chicago Downtown office, specializes in multi-tenant retail and single-tenant net-leased properties. To date, he has done more than $90 million in transactions nationally with companies such as Chase Bank, Starbucks, Dairy Queen, Taco Bell, 7-Eleven, Potbelly, US Bank and Dunkin Donuts.

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Carey S. Roberts;Ventas

Ventas appoints Carey S. Roberts as general counsel

Ventas, Inc. announced that Carey Shea Roberts will join the company as executive vice president, general counsel and ethics and compliance officer, during the first quarter of 2020. In this role, Roberts will lead the company’s legal, compliance and enterprise risk management functions, reporting to Debra A. Cafaro, Ventas Chairman and CEO. Roberts succeeds T. Richard Riney, the company’s first general counsel, who recently retired.

CRE N Illinois
Avison Young Chicago holds sixth annual Day of Giving

Avison Young Chicago holds sixth annual Day of Giving

Avison Young’s Chicago-area offices recently partnered for a day with Friends of the Forest to clear about an acre and a half of brush in a Chicago nature preserve. This effort was part of Avison Young’s global Day of Giving, a corporate initiative now in its sixth year and a cornerstone of the firm’s charitable efforts through offices in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Asia and Europe.

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How concerning are mounting construction costs?

How concerning are mounting construction costs?

The bottom fell out of a lot of things following the 2008 market crash, including construction costs. Prices associated with nonresidential construction tapered off until about six years ago, when steady escalations took hold year after year. Will these increases hasten the finale of this record-long development cycle?