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Jim Carr;One11 Advisors

Industry veterans launch One11 Advisors

Real estate industry veterans Jim Carr and Scott Morey, formerly with GPG Advisers, have launched One11 Advisors, a real estate management consulting firm. One11 Advisors is a spinoff from GPG Advisers and is an integrated professional services firm that will provide advisory and managed services to real estate owner, operators, occupiers and investors as it relates to their operating strategies, processes, technology, and people services.

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McCarthy starts construction on Kansas medical examiner's facility

McCarthy starts construction on Kansas medical examiner's facility

Construction of Johnson County’s new 33,000-square-foot, single story Medical Examiner Facility in Olateh, Kansas, is officially underway. In mid-December 2018, more than 80 county elected officials and leaders, law enforcement representatives, construction and design partners and community stakeholders gathered at a ground-breaking celebration to kick-off construction of the county’s first-ever medical examiner facility.

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Kim O'Donnell;Proper Title

Proper Title announces promotions of key staff

Proper Title LLC, based in Palatine, Illinois, has made two key promotions within its business development team. Kim O'Donnell, formerly director of commercial business development, and David Zawadzki, formerly senior account executive, have both been elevated to vice president of business development. Additionally, Sabrina Bier has been promoted to training and development manager.

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Jessica Herrala;Clayco

Jessica Herrala joins Clayco as chief communications officer

Jessica Herrala has joined Clayco where she will serve as chief communications officer, managing the Clayco brand as well as the sales and marketing process. Working closely with Clayco’s clients, Herrala and her team will provide an additional level of strategic counsel to provide visibility, storytelling and awards for the firm’s projects.

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Geoffrey Kasselman;Newmark Knight Frank

Kasselman named regional chair of real estate blockchain network, FIBREE

The leading international network for exchanging knowledge between the real estate industry, the IT sector and blockchain technology, FIBREE, is expanding to the U.S. and South America in January, 2019. Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) executive managing director Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP, in the company’s Chicago office, has been named the Chicago regional chair for the organization.

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Elizabeth Wohlleb;Harrison Street

Harrison Street bolsters client services and marketing team

Harrison Street, a real estate investment firm dedicated to the education, healthcare and storage sectors, announced that Elizabeth Wohlleb has joined the firm’s client services and marketing team. Wohlleb was most recently a managing director at Greenfield Partners and will join Harrison Street as a managing director.

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It was a packed house for the “River Runs Through It” panel, which discussed the surge of development along the Chicago River at the 17th annual Chicago Real Estate Forecast.

Forecast of Chicago development: The river runs through it

Yesterday, over 900 industry professionals packed into the Hyatt Regency Chicago for the 17th annual Chicago Real Estate Forecast. The most popular panel, which discussed the surge of development along the Chicago River, had attendees spilling out of the Grand Ballroom and craning their necks to hear from the hallway.

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Danielle Tillman;bKL Architecture

bKL Architecture promotes Danielle Tillman to managing director

Chicago-based architecture firm bKL Architecture has promoted Danielle Tillman to managing director. In her new position, Tillman will continue to work closely with bKL founding principal, Thomas Kerwin, on the firm’s strategic direction and in leading creative design projects that respond to the needs of clients, users and surrounding communities.

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Unlocking Opportunity Zone deals in Illinois

Unlocking Opportunity Zone deals in Illinois

Opportunity Zones have become a major talking point in the commercial real estate industry ever since Congress passed the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Created to encourage long-term investment and growth in low-income, distressed American communities, Opportunity Zones offer tax breaks on capital gains to investors and developers who make improvements to an asset.

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Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame: Mel Foster's Marge Stratton

Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame: Mel Foster's Marge Stratton

Every year, Midwest Real Estate News runs its Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame issue, highlighting the careers of the most successful CRE pros in the Midwest. Our 2018 CRE Hall of Fame class will soon be announced, but as we wait, we are running the profiles of 2017’s class online. This week, we look at the busy career of Marge Stratton, a Realtor with Mel Foster Commercial Real Estate Services in Davenport, Iowa.