Movers: Max Meyers leaves R2 for Anagram Capital … and more

Craig Coupe exits JLL; Madison Rose brings on designer; Logistics Property Co adds EVP and head of investor relations

 (Top) McKissack & McKissack's Carmelo Torrisi, Greenstone Partners' Clarence Marsh, Authentically EC Inc's Craig Coupe, Engel & Völkers' Craig Hogan; (bottom) Logistics Property Company's Dane Rasmussen, Anagram Capital's Max Meyers, Engel & Völkers' Rudy Zavala, Whitney Bell (Linkedin, Getty, logisticspropco)
(Top) McKissack & McKissack's Carmelo Torrisi, Greenstone Partners' Clarence Marsh, Authentically EC Inc's Craig Coupe, Engel & Völkers' Craig Hogan; (bottom) Logistics Property Company's Dane Rasmussen, Anagram Capital's Max Meyers, Engel & Völkers' Rudy Zavala, Whitney Bell (Linkedin, Getty, logisticspropco)

Two longtime commercial real estate executives in Chicago are trying something new. Matt Pistorio’s office leasing brokerage Madison Rose added a marketing and design professional. And a pair of luxury residential agents jumped to Engel & Völkers from Coldwell Banker.

Read on for more Chicagoland real estate career moves.

➤ Max Meyers has moved on from Matt Garrison’s Chicago-based development firm R2 Companies for an upstart financial services firm called Anagram Capital.

Meyers had been an R2 principal and chief investment officer for nearly 12 years, including at its predecessor company called South Street Capital.

His title at Chicago-based Anagram will be managing partner and head of real estate.

Anagram was founded in 2022 by Chicago-based Michael Cherney and New York-based Howard Han, according to LinkedIn. The company’s goal is to offer individuals the high-level financial services and access to investments normally reserved for large institutions, according to its website.

➤ Craig Coupe has hit the exit from JLL after nearly 15 years in commercial real estate brokerage, most recently focused on office dealmaking.

The former member of JLL’s Agency Leasing team has joined Authentically EC Inc., the consulting business started by his wife, Erin, right before the pandemic, according to a social media post.

The firm focuses on modern leadership, professional development and personal growth for companies and individual executives, and Craig Coupe is transitioning into its chief growth officer and operations role.

“Initially, most of my attention will be centered around new partnerships across North America and expanding Erin’s B2B and B2C offerings,” he wrote.

➤ The developer behind Chicago’s first two-story warehouse near Goose Island has snagged a longtime Beacon Capital Partners executive.

Chicago-based Logistics Property Company, which is building the 1.2 million-square-foot warehouse at 1237 West Division Street, brought on Dane Rasmussen as an executive vice president and head of investor relations.

Rasmussen’s new gig comes after spending more than 20 years with Boston-based Beacon, which has a portfolio of office buildings in Chicago and around the country. Rasmussen will remain based in Boston.

“His experience in fund formation through cultivating strong investor relationships will be invaluable as we continue to grow our platform and establish new investment vehicles,” Logistics’ Chief Investment Officer Brent Steele said.

➤ Madison Rose has added a graphic design expert to its ranks.

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The office leasing brokerage founded by veteran dealmaker Matt Pistorio hired Whitney Bell as senior designer.

Bell’s past graphic design work includes assignments for Greystar.

“Whitney has a knack for merging art and strategy to shape an impactful brand presence for Madison Rose and the buildings in our portfolio,” the brokerage said on social media.

➤ Longtime Coldwell Banker dealmakers Craig Hogan and Rudy Zavala and have leapt to Engel & Völkers.

Hogan and Zavala — who were affiliated with Keller Williams before that brokerage’s Chicago offices were acquired by Coldwell in 2012 — will be focusing on luxury residential properties in the city’s North Side neighborhoods and the Loop, Chicago Agent Magazine reported.

It’s the first brokerage changeup either has done.

“E&V was a clear next step. It is truly global and at the highest level,” Hogan said.

➤ Commercial brokerage Greenstone Partners promoted Clarence Marsh to COO.

Marsh started with Greenstone in 2019, and was an investment sales analyst and director of transactions and operations.

“Since establishing Greenstone Partners in 2013, this is our first time having a Chief Operating Officer,” the brokerage’s CEO Danny Spitz said. “With our continued growth, it is crucial to fill this role, and we are thrilled to be able to fill the position from within. I look forward to the strategic expertise, analytical rigor and growth ambitions that Clarence brings to this new role.”

➤ McKissack & McKissack is bringing on a veteran executive in the architecture, engineering and construction management industry.

Carmelo Torrisi is taking on the role of president of McKissack & McKissack and will be based in the firm’s Chicago office, from where he will lead a team of 150 people from here, Dallas, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

Torrisi is coming to McKissack from engineering, procurement, and construction services firm AtkinsRealis, which was previously known as Faithful+Gould, where he spent more than 11 years.

“We are building an engine to support further growth,” McKissack founder and CEO Deryl McKissack said. “Carmelo’s experience leading business development, operations, and project management is an invaluable asset to our team. His leadership will be instrumental as we reach the next level in our business.”

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