CRE N Illinois
Lena Kitson;Gensler

Lena Kitson promoted to principal at Gensler

Gensler Chicago announced that Lena Kitson has been newly appointed principal. Kitson is widely recognized for her skills as a design manager, with clients and industry experts seeking out her knowledge, management acumen and her leadership skills to lead their projects.

CRE N Illinois
CRE Future Leaders: Austin Vanderstappen

CRE Future Leaders: Austin Vanderstappen

Austin Vanderstappen is an associate within Podolsky Circle CORFAC International’s brokerage division, where he specializes in industrial transactions in the Northwest Suburban submarket, representing both tenants and landlords. He focuses on new business development, market research and client services for both private and institutional clients.

CRE N Illinois
First look at Landmark Development's proposal for Soldier Field-adjacent railway land

First look at Landmark Development's proposal for Soldier Field-adjacent railway land

Landmark Development released its concept for ONE Central, a plan to redevelop 34 underutilized acres of railway land along Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. The proposal, which would place a mixture of hotels, multifamily properties, office, retail and improved infrastructure, would create the largest public transit hub in the Chicago area, better connecting residents and visitors to attractions along the lake.

CRE V Michigan
Cushman & Wakefield's Keais: Born, raised and thriving in Detroit

Cushman & Wakefield's Keais: Born, raised and thriving in Detroit

Garrett Keais has worked in commercial real estate for nearly three decades. During this time, he’s regularly ranked as a top producer and has managed the real estate portfolios of several multi-billion-dollar financial institutions. Today, he is one of the leaders in Detroit’s commercial industry, working as a managing principal with the Southfield, Michigan, office of Cushman & Wakefield.

CRE X Missouri
Tina Chace;Lee’s Summit EDC

Lee's Summit EDC makes key promotion

The Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council (LSEDC) in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, has promoted Tina Chace to the newly created position of director of business development. In her new role, Chace will lead LSEDC’s business retention and workforce development efforts and oversee investor relations for the organization.

CRE N Illinois
Leslie Karr;SVN Chicago Commercial

SVN Chicago Commercial welcomes Leslie Karr

Leslie Karr joined SVN Chicago Commercial as a vice president with over 20 years of retail real estate experience. She specializes in site selection for the development and implementation of retail tenant expansion strategies, representing developers and owners of high-density, mixed-use properties in downtown Chicago and suburban central business districts.

CRE N Illinois
From left to right: CREW Chicago president Amy Blumenthal and the night’s honoree, Trish Kelly of TCF Commercial Banking.

CREW Chicago holds 8th industry leadership achievement award dinner

Last week, CREW Chicago held its 8th Industry Leadership Achievement Award Dinner. Over 350 gathered to celebrate Trish Kelly, president of TCF Commercial Banking. Kelly is a long-standing, active member of CREW Chicago and has provided her leadership skills to many CREW Chicago events. Kelly was chosen for her tireless commitment to helping women in the commercial real estate industry by mentoring and modeling how to be key contributors to their organizations.

CRE N Illinois
Franklin Partners redeveloping One Mag Mile in Chicago

Franklin Partners redeveloping One Mag Mile in Chicago

Franklin Partners announced the redevelopment of One Mag Mile (980 N. Michigan Avenue), including transformative lobby renovations. Additional building improvements are planned and the developer recently hired a new building operations manager who will ensure that tenants receive the highest quality services and support.