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Accomplished CRE Expert Joins as Director of Research & Analytics in Chicago

February 09, 2023

CHICAGO – Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) announces the addition of Caitlin Ritter as Research Director for the company’s Chicago and Rosemont offices. Ritter will oversee research initiatives for the area alongside Market Research Manager Tanita Bradley, who joins Transwestern as a part of the recent MB Real Estate (MBRE) acquisition.

Ritter has extensive experience in commercial real estate market research in Chicago. Prior to joining Transwestern, Ritter was Director of Applied Research at Aegon Asset Management for 13 months. Before that, she spent over six years at MBRE, most recently as Vice President of Research and Investment Intelligence. Ritter has been cited in multiple publications, including the Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business and The Real Deal. She is on the Regional Economy Committee for the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and is an Ely-Chicago Chapter member for Lambda Alpha International.

“We are thrilled about Caitlin coming on board as Research Director for Chicago,” said Elizabeth Norton, Transwestern’s Senior Managing Director of Research Services. “She has an exceptional reputation in Chicago as a researcher, and her insight and expertise will elevate and position Transwestern as a leader in market research.”

Ritter and Bradley will spearhead all research activities and initiatives in the Chicago area and will oversee the production of local market reports. The increase in real estate intelligence will benefit brokers and Transwestern clients to make the best decisions in the current market.

“It’s an exciting time to be researching the market,” said Ritter. “The climate of commercial real estate has changed, and past trends will not be as applicable as they once were. It is critical to have a multi-faceted research approach that incorporates both quantitative analysis and qualitative, real-world awareness.”

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About Transwestern Real Estate Services
Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) adds value for investors, owners and occupiers of all commercial property types through a comprehensive perspective and by providing solutions grounded in sound market intelligence. Part of the Transwestern companies, the firm applies a consultative approach to Agency Leasing, Asset Services, Tenant Advisory + Workplace Solutions, Capital Markets, and Research & Investment Analytics.

The privately held Transwestern companies have been delivering a higher level of personalized service and innovative real estate solutions since 1978. Through an integrated, customized approach that begins with good ideas, the firm drives value for clients across commercial real estate services, development, investment management, and opportunistic endeavors for high-net-worth investors. Operating from 33 U.S. offices, Transwestern extends its platform capabilities globally through strategic alliance partners whose unique geographic, cultural, and business expertise fuels creative solutions. Learn more at and @Transwestern.

Media Contact:
Mallory Martin

Caitlin Ritter

Research Director

Chicago, Illinois

(312) 881-7009

Elizabeth Norton

Senior Managing Director - Research Services

Washington, District of Columbia

(202) 775-7026