Brennan Investment expands Midwest leasing team

Brennan Investment Group announced two new hires—Scott Gibbel, vice president, and Fordy Gates, senior associate—as well as the promotion of Sarah Brennan from her role as director of marketing to leasing associate. They will oversee Brennan’s leasing efforts for the Midwest.

“While we are gratified to be over 95 percent occupied, we recognize that tenant relations and leasing is the lifeblood of operations,” said Kevin Brennan, managing principal at Brennan Investment. “The addition of Scott and Fordy, along with the promotion of Sarah, demonstrates our commitment to being a best-in-class operator of industrial real estate.”

The dedicated leasing team, spearheaded by Gibbel, will enhance the company’s leasing capabilities for Brennan’s growing Midwest portfolio. Gibbel, Gates and Brennan will be responsible for executing leasing transactions, renewals and collaborating with the brokerage community.

“I am extremely excited for the opportunity to lead Brennan’s leasing operations in the Midwest,” said Gibbel. “The leasing team will collaborate with listing brokers to improve our overall portfolio value and will work closely with our property management division to serve the needs of our tenants.”

Gibbel joins Brennan after working for Prologis in the Chicago market. Gates, a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin’s real estate MBA program, previously worked at JLL in the industrial investment sales group in Chicago.

“We look forward to enhancing our broker and tenant relationships with our expanded team. The brokerage community plays a vital role in our industry,” said Michael Brennan, chairman and managing principal. “We recognize that our success is dependent on the many opportunities the brokerage community brings to us.”