New VPs for @properties, association leadership updates and more

by Meg White

headshots of new VPs at @properties

Suburban expansion drives @properties’ decision to bring on two new VPs

Coming on the heels of their announcement earlier this month that Grace Goro Kaage would be stepping up to run their Streeterville office, @properties announced new managers in its western suburbs and North Shore outposts. 

Tamy Bobbitt is moving to the company from Baird & Warner, where she helped manage their Downers Grove office. At @properties, she will be based in Hinsdale and eventually will lead a new office in the area, which has yet to be announced. 

Jorge Abreu has been with @properties since 2012 and will oversee @properties’ Highland Park office, where he has deep ties as an agent, resident and current member of the City of Highland Park Housing Commission. 

Company co-founder Thad Wong characterized the move as part of a suburban expansion strategy. “We see a lot of opportunity in the western suburbs and on the North Shore, where we already have a strong presence. Our management team is key to this growth,” he said in a release accompanying the announcement.    

Association changeovers

It’s real estate inaugural season, and as usual there are more new presidents, treasurers and other executives taking the helm at Realtor organizations across the region. Among the many galas that have been taking place, Illinois Realtors just installed its 2020 leadership team, with Ed Neaves assuming the role of president, alongside treasurer Zeke Morris and president-elect Sue Miller. 

One call-out that caught our eye was the announcement that the Chicago Association of Realtors will induct John W. Rutledge into its Hall of Fame at their 136th inaugural gala next week. As the founder, president and CEO of Oxford Capital Group, LLC, Rutledge has had a hand in Essex on the Park, Langham Chicago, One North Franklin and Harpo Studios, among other projects.  

Lendlease nabs Sterling Bay exec

Lendlease, an international property and infrastructure group, announced this week that they brought in Paul Turilli as the senior development manager in the firm’s Chicago office. Coming to Lendlease from Sterling Bay, Turilli will work on the company’s Southbank development, which just saw its first residential tower, The Cooper, open last fall. 

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