Movers & Shakers: JLL adds Brandwein, Ehrenberg, Pope and Owens

Also, Brash joins Colliers, IOV adds 5, Cresa hires 3

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May.May 13, 2019 09:00 AM
From left: Jake Ehrenberg, Michael Heaney, Shannon Pope, and Scott Brandwein

From left: Jake Ehrenberg, Michael Heaney, Shannon Pope, and Scott Brandwein

JLL is looking to grow its retail business in Chicago with two new hires.

Shannon Pope and Patrick Owens, who have more than 40 years of experience combined, have joined as senior vice presidents of retail advisory services.

The real estate services giant also recently added Scott Brandwein as managing director and Jake Ehrenberg as executive vice president in the firm’s Downtown headquarters. Brandwein and Ehrenberg have represented both tenants and owners on more than $6 billion in projects across leasing, sales, capital markets and consulting.

Colliers International added Marc Brash as vice president of Chicago corporate solutions. Brash, formerly a managing director of transaction management with Savills, will work to expand and streamline the company’s transaction management accounts.

Jeffrey Baker was named deputy CEO of the Illinois Association of Realtors, putting him in line to take over the brokers industry trade group from current CEO Gary Clayton in 2021. Baker, of Downstate Auburn, previously served as the association’s associate general counsel. Clayton has led the association for more than 30 years.

Industrial Outdoor Ventures made five new hires recently. Eric Johnson, who most recently served as CenterPoint Properties’ development manager for the central region, joined as vice president of development and acquisitions.

Also joining the Schaumburg-based firm are Ray Michaelsen as senior manager of construction and property management, James Georgalas as acquisitions officer focusing on due diligence and investment underwriting for new acquisitions, Anthony DeLaurentis as acquisitions associate and Tina Torossian as marketing coordinator.

Tenant-only commercial real estate firm Cresa added three new tenant rep brokers. Juliette (Julie) Lane and Sean Murphy join the firm as senior vice presidents, while Michael Heaney joins as vice president.

Premier Design + Build Group named Mark Melone executive vice president and director of construction, and added Michael Long as senior vice president and Midwest market leader.

Brad Smith joined Cushman & Wakefield as associate in the Midwest multifamily advisory group. Smith, who will be based in Chicago, joins Todd Stofflet, Jason Stevens and Susan Tjarksen, who joined the firm in October from KIG.

Essex Realty Group hired Derek Kaptanoglu and Anthony Citriglia to focus on multifamily transactions in the suburbs. Kaptanoglu comes from Starboard Commercial Real Estate, while Citriglia most recently worked at @properties Commercial.

Demetrios Stavrianos joined KTGY Architecture + Planning as executive director of architecture. Stavrianos previously worked at CallisonRTKL and Pappageorge Haymes Partners.

Luxury Living Chicago Realty made a number of new hires to support its leasing and marketing business. Jeff Schwedel joins as portfolio leasing manager; Allison Roberts, Ashley Lastres and Teddy Marrufo join as leasing managers; Kerry Blankshain joins as lease process coordinator; Mabel Valera joins as lead intake specialist; Katie Dickemann joins as marketing manager; and Sabrina Wottreng joins as public relations consultant.

Bradford Perkins, co-founder of global architecture firm Perkins Eastman, opened a studio in Chicago’s historic Rookery building. His grandfather, Dwight Perkins, worked in the building and founded Perkins, Fellows & Hamilton with the help of legendary Chicago architect Daniel Burnham.

Jane Robins is returning to Arthur J. Rogers & Company as vice president. Robins, most recently a senior director with Transwestern, previously worked at the firm from 2001 to 2012. She specializes in corporate real estate and manufacturing with emphasis in the metals industry.


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