Chicago’s Urban Innovations names president and CFO

Jeremy Zednick

Urban Innovations in Chicago has promoted Jeremy Zednick to president and chief financial officer.

Zednick succeeds Jo Anne Gottfried, who retired Jan. 31 after serving as COO/President of UI since 2015. Gottfried worked with the firm for a total of 34 years. In his new role, Zednick is charged with leading the company’s strategic plan.

Zednick has served as CFO of UI for five years, streamlining the firm’s processes and creating efficiencies throughout the organization. He will continue to work closely with Construction, Leasing, and Property Management to direct key growth efforts, with a large focus on current and future clients. 

Prior to joining UI in 2017, Zednick’s 20 years of experience include financial leadership roles at commercial real estate firms including Senior Lifestyle, Inland Diversified Real Estate Trust, Prime Group Realty Trust and EY. He is a graduate of University of Miami Herbert Business School and is a Certified Public Accountant.