About Us RE Journals is the one-stop shop for everything in Midwestern commercial real estate. An industry leader for decades, RE Journals is the leading source for commercial real estate news, covering the intricacies of the sector from key influencers to the newest developments in America’s heartland. We seek to provide a vast array of analysis, breaking news and insight for industry professionals with a variety of publications including Midwest Real Estate News, Illinois Real Estate Journal, and Chicago Industrial Properties. We’re publishing content daily online and through our email newsletters and social media, while continuing to publish top industry trends in our bi-monthly print products. From our Chicago-based headquarters, RE Journals hosts a variety of conferences and events throughout the year to celebrate, network and gain insight into the Midwest’s commercial real estate scene. Meet Our Team Ernie Abood Senior Account Executive PHONE: 312-644-7119EMAIL: EAbood@REjournals.com Ernie Abood joined Law Bulletin Media in 2003, and serves as senior account executive for REjournals and as conference manager for Midwest Real Estate News’ conference series. He is responsible for all print and digital products produced within Illinois Real Estate Journal, Chicago Industrial Properties and Midwest Real Estate News. Matt Baker Editor PHONE: 312-644-7114EMAIL: MBaker@REjournals.com Matt Baker has worked at Law Bulletin Media since 2000. He joined REjournals in 2017 as the editor of Illinois Real Estate Journal and Chicago Industrial Properties. In the past, he was Editor of Sustainable Chicago Magazine, covering the green building movement in Chicago, and Editor of Index Publishing, overseeing production of municipal code books for Chicago and Cook County. Mike Bojak Graphic Artist PHONE: 312-644-4014EMAIL: MBojak@REjournals.com Mike Bojak joined Law Bulletin Media in early 2017, and is the graphic web design editor for REjournals. He creates promotional materials for all real estate conferences. This includes the conferences’ registration sites, web and print ads, event programs, signage and any other promotional material needed by the staffers of REjournals. Alyssa Gawlinski Circulation Coordinator PHONE: 312-644-2394EMAIL: AGawlinski@REjournals.com Alyssa Gawlinski joined REjournals in 2017, and serves as the division’s circulation and events coordinator. Before joining the staff at REjournals, Gawlinski worked in marketing for a builder and developer. Gawlinski brings a strong background in marketing and event coordination to her position at REjournals. Marianne Grierson Senior Account Executive PHONE: 312-644-7168EMAIL: MGrierson@REjournals.com Marianne Grierson joined REJournals in 2018 as a Senior Multimedia Account Executive. Prior to joining REJournals she was an account director for PPM selling print/digital advertisements in federal government and national sports publications. She also has a significant ad agency background through her decade of client relations with clients in promotional packaging. Grierson graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a degree in Speech Communications with an emphasis in public speaking and government studies; while serving as both a Student Coach to the Speech team and instructor of Speech Communication to undergraduates. Mark Menzies Publisher PHONE: 312-644-4610EMAIL: Menzies@REjournals.com Mark Menzies has worked for Law Bulletin Media for more than 25 years. Today, he serves as publisher of REjournals, the real estate side of the company. He oversees the division’s three publications, Midwest Real Estate News, Chicago Industrial Properties and Illinois Real Estate Journal. He also oversees the Commercial Real Estate Conference series, which holds real estate forums across the Midwest. John Mickey Senior Account Executive PHONE: 312-644-6942EMAIL: JMickey@REjournals.com John Mickey has worked at REjournals for 15 years. In his role as senior account executive, Mickey helps companies market their products and services through conference sponsorships and advertising through the publications Chicago Industrial Properties, Illinois Real Estate Journal and Midwest Real Estate News. Mickey enjoys helping his clients gain market awareness in the Chicago and Midwest real estate communities. Susan Mickey Classifieds PHONE: 773-575-9030EMAIL: SMickey@REjournals.com Susan Mickey manages the directory listings for all REjournals publications, including the Women In Real Estate issues for both Illinois Real Estate Journal and Midwest Real Estate News. She worked at Law Bulletin Media from 1999 through 2008 as senior account manager with Chicago Lawyer Magazine and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. She has been back at the company since 2016. Dan Rafter Editor PHONE: 630-444-0477EMAIL: DRafter@REjournals.com Dan Rafter has worked with REjournals for 19 years, starting as editor of Metro Chicago Real Estate Magazine. Today, he is the editor of Midwest Real Estate News, and is responsible for covering commercial real estate news in 13 Midwest states.