Biography

TRANSWESTERN ROLE

Kathleen is a senior vice president with Transwestern’s Downtown Chicago Agency Leasing group. Kathleen brings extensive experience and success on large, multi-faceted assets that include office, retail, train stations, pedways, and transportation plazas. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

As a 14-year industry veteran, Kathleen has exclusively represented third-party building owners on Class A & B properties downtown.  Prior to joining Transwestern, Kathleen worked at MB Real Estate as a senior vice president of the firm’s leasing services team where she represented commercial office and retail properties. During her tenure at MBRE, Kathleen represented Michigan Plaza, a 2 million square foot office complex in Chicago’s East Loop. On behalf of ownership, she brokered over 250 transactions that total 2.9 million square feet, including: Omnicom (275,000 sf), Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (214,000 sf), Alzheimer’s Association (80,000 sf), Cramer Krasselt (75,000 sf), EXP US Services (67,000 sf), InTouch Solutions (55,000 sf), Baker Tilly (54,000 sf) and Conference Center Concepts (33,000 sf).  Additionally, Kathleen built 180,000 square feet of spec suites at Michigan Plaza, achieving a 95% occupancy rate for the program.  Past office assignments include 550 W. Washington, 125 S. Clark, 247 S. State, 20 W. Kinzie.
 
Kathleen also led the retail leasing at MBRE.  Assignments included the Illinois Tollway Oases, 205/225 North Michigan, 181 West Madison, 10/120 S. Riverside, 2 N. State, 224 North Des Plaines, 825 S. State, and 125 S. Clark.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION / RECOGNITION

  • Chicago Office Leasing Brokers Association (COLBA), Member
  • Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards, Office Property Representative of the Year, 2009, 2013, and 2017 Finalist
  • NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Broker Transaction of the Year, 2009, 2013, and 2017 Finalist

EDUCATION

Kathleen received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and Master of Science from Aurora University. She is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Illinois.

Associated Properties