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David Friedland;Cushman & Wakefield

David Friedland assumes new role with Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield has promoted David Friedland to executive director, Chicago industrial group leader. For the last 22 years, Friedland has represented corporate and institutional clients assisting in tenant advisory, site selection, dispositions, sale/leasebacks and build-to-suits. During his career, he has completed over 750 transactions with a total value in excess of $1 billion.

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CRE Future Leaders: Kurt Bender

CRE Future Leaders: Kurt Bender

As part of our series, CRE Future Leaders, we caught up with Kurt Bender, founder and principal of Bender Companies. Bender has more than 12 years experience in commercial real estate investing, operations, project management, and finance. He founded Bender Companies in 2011 and oversees all operations and financial responsibilities of the company’s multi-family assets and is directly responsible for leading the team of on-site managers.

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Mark Kramer;PPM America

PPM America hires BlackRock vet to expand real estate debt capabilities

PPM America (“PPM”) announced the addition of a new managing director, Mark Kramer, who joins the firm’s 33-member commercial real estate team, which includes employees of PPM as well as PPM’s affiliate, PPM Finance, Inc. (“PPM Finance”). Based in Chicago, Kramerjoins from BlackRock, Inc. and brings 18 years of real estate investment expertise in mezzanine loans, stretch senior loans, deal structuring and fund raising.

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Bill Glascott;Green Courte Partners

Green Courte Partners promotes Bill Glascott to chief investment officer

Green Courte Partners, LLC, a Chicago-based private equity real estate investment firm, announced the promotion of Bill Glascott to chief investment officer. In this position, Glascott, who is already on the firm’s management committee, will assume an expanded role related to strategic planning and investment activities while continuing to oversee all acquisition efforts.