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September 14, 2018

Chicago – Transwestern today announces Kathleen Bertrand has joined the firm’s Agency Leasing group as Senior Vice President. In this role, Bertrand will be responsible for overseeing leasing and marketing efforts for office projects in downtown Chicago.

“Transwestern offers the agility and flexibility of a boutique agency with all the resources of a national platform,” said Bertrand. “I am thrilled to join this creative and forward-thinking team.”

Some of Bertrand’s most notable leasing assignments include Michigan Plaza at 205 and 225 N. Michigan, 500 W. Washington St., 1 North Dearborn Street, 125 S. Clark St., 20 W. Kinze St., and 224 N. DesPlaines St.

“Kathleen brings an incredible depth and breadth of experience, and we’re excited to bring her on board to continue the growth of Transwestern Chicago’s Agency Leasing practice,” said Eric Myers, Executive Vice President.

Bertrand, a 14-year veteran, came from MB Real Estate where she managed the office and retail leasing of 2.5 million square feet. She is a licensed real estate broker in Illinois and is active in numerous professional and charitable endeavors, including the Chicago Office Leasing Brokers Association (COLBA) and the Junior League of Chicago. She received her master’s degree from Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois, and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa.


Transwestern is a privately held real estate firm of collaborative entrepreneurs who deliver a higher level of personalized service – the Transwestern Experience. Specializing in Agency Leasing, Tenant Advisory, Capital Markets, Asset Services and Research, our fully integrated global enterprise adds value for investors, owners and occupiers of all commercial property types. We leverage market insights and operational expertise from members of the Transwestern family of companies specializing in development, real estate investment management and research. Based in Houston, Transwestern has 35 U.S. offices and assists clients through more than 211 offices in 36 countries as part of a strategic alliance with BNP Paribas Real Estate. Experience Extraordinary at and @Transwestern.

Media Contact:

Megan Skala


Kathleen Bertrand

Senior Vice President

Chicago, Illinois

(312) 881-7046