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November 14, 2023

CHICAGO – Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) announces the addition of Employee Relations Business Partner Kali Funk. Based in Chicago, Funk is responsible for supporting the growth and success of Transwestern’s team members. As part of the Human Resources team, Funk drives holistic wellness and professional development, empowering both individuals and teams to achieve peak performance through the strategic implementation of diverse programs and initiatives.

“Having recently launched its boldest transformation in the firm’s history, Transwestern is continually asking how we can best support and foster our most important resource, which is our people,” said Allison Allen, Transwestern’s Chief Human Resources Officer. “Kali’s experience, coupled with her educational background, will help us ensure our team members are given the tools they need to succeed.”

Before joining Transwestern, Funk served as a Human Resources Business Partner at Welcome Tech, where she managed the human resources efforts for the social impact, high-growth, venture-backed fintech company. In that role, she led initiatives to double the company’s headcount, created programs to promote employee wellness and engagement, and developed curriculum workshops for performance enhancement.

Prior to pursuing a career in human resources, Funk opened a private practice as a Licensed Mental Health Therapist, where she partnered with elite athletes and individuals. She specialized in cognitive behavioral techniques, emotional regulation, mental toughness training and solution-focused interventions. Funk also served in roles at Lighthouse Property Insurance Corporation and Gilstrap and Associates.

“I am proud to join an organization as deeply committed to its people as Transwestern,” said Funk. “I am deeply impressed by the forward-thinking growth strategy the company has put into motion, and I look forward to collaborating with our team members, empowering them to recognize the pivotal role they play in the firm’s success and enabling them to achieve peak performance levels.” 

Funk holds a bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in hospitality management from Florida State University and a master’s in clinical mental health and counselor education from the University of Central Florida. Additionally, she is a National and Board-Certified Counselor with a License in Mental Health Counseling.

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About Transwestern Real Estate Services
Part of the Transwestern companies, Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) strives to add value for investors, owners and occupiers across all commercial property types. Fueled by a holistic perspective of the real estate life cycle, agility and creativity are hallmarks of our approach, while vast national resources and sound market intelligence underpin customized recommendations and property solutions.

Five dynamic, integrated companies make up the Transwestern enterprise, giving us the perspective to think broadly, deeply and creatively about commercial real estate. Clients and investors rely on us for expertise that spans institutional and opportunistic investment, development, hospitality, and brokerage and asset services. Our award-winning, collaborative culture empowers team members with resources and independence to work across boundaries in pursuit of innovative solutions, reinforcing a reputation for service excellence that translates to measurable results. Through offices nationwide and alliance partners around the globe, we positively impact the built environment and our communities while fostering a work climate that champions career vitality for all. Learn more at and @Transwestern.

Media Contact:
Molly McMurtry

Allison Allen

Chief Human Resources Officer

Houston, Texas

(832) 408-4009