Conor Commercial Real Estate hires new multifamily SVP, Janet Protas

Janet Protas

Conor Commercial Real Estate announced that Janet Protas has joined the firm as senior vice president – multifamily. In this role, Protas will be responsible for overseeing multifamily efforts and growing its development portfolio.

“We’re very excited to add another multifamily expert to the team,” said David Friedman, president of Conor. “We are committed to growing our multifamily portfolio in several markets and are confident that Janet is the right person to lead this initiative.”

Protas comes to Conor with 30 years of experience in the real estate industry. She has worked in multiple markets across the United States with a focus on multifamily and mixed-use developments. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Business Administration and later completed her MBA at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School.

In her role prior to joining Conor, Protas oversaw the Midwest development portfolio at RPT, where she was charged with re-envisioning and re-developing obsolete shopping centers into multifamily and mixed-use projects.

“I am honored to join the Conor team,” said Protas. “The firm has a stellar reputation, and I look forward to expanding their multifamily portfolio.”

Protas is the second multifamily executive Conor has hired this year as part of their re-emergence into the market. Jason Young joined the firm in May as vice president – multifamily and Dallas market officer to launch Conor’s multifamily efforts in Texas. Protas will initially join Young focusing on Texas markets while expanding Conor’s multifamily platform into additional markets next year.