Each year, Midwest Real Estate News inducts a new class into its Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame. Today we look at the busy career of Vicki Mutchler, vice president of capital transactions with Rosemont, Illinois-based Conor Commercial Real Estate.
With 20 years of experience managing land acquisition, development and financing within the commercial and residential real estate industries, Vicki Mutchler, vice president of capital transactions at Conor Commercial Real Estate, counts a strong financial background, extensive experience in cash-flow modeling, valuation work, acquisitions, development and project financing among her many attributes.
Mutchler manages all of Conor Commercial’s lending and equity partner relationships while overseeing the financing of the firm’s new-development projects and the refinancing of existing deals. She also supports the management team with project analyses and strategic decisionmaking and serves as a member of the firm’s investment committee.
“For a speculative developer, some of the greatest challenges selling commercial real estate are upfront when you are designing a building and identifying what features your building should have without knowledge of potential future tenant needs and buyer requirements,” Mutchler said. “It is important to make a building as versatile as possible to attract the most tenants and buyer pools.”
Mutchler received her master’s degree in real estate development from the University of Southern California following a bachelor of business administration in real estate and marketing from the University of Wisconsin. She serves on the board of directors of the Goldie B. Wolfe Women in Leadership Initiative and is a founding member of the Building Industry Association’s next generation group.
Additionally, Mutchler is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), Urban Land Institute (ULI), Real Estate Finance Forum (REFF), Industrial Women in Real Estate (IWIRE) and U.S. Green Building Council. Away from the office she enjoys spending time with her family, watching her son and daughter play sports and traveling as a family.