Lendlease announces new leadership in Chicago

Kinjal Patel

Lendlease, a global integrated real estate group, announced that Executive General Manager, Construction, Central Region Kinjal Patel has been elevated to lead the firm’s business in Chicago.

An 18-year veteran of Lendlease, Patel has held numerous management positions with escalating responsibilities, including his most recent role as general manager and vice president/principal-in-charge of construction in Chicago, overseeing Lendlease’s residential, mixed-use and commercial sectors. His work encompasses numerous large-scale, complex, multi-phase developments that he led from preconstruction through completion, including One Bennett Park, a 70-story ultra-luxury residential building in Streeterville; Lathrop, a former public housing development recently renovated into a mixed-income housing community; and a 19-story tower housing a trio of national hotel chains with a total of 664 rooms and shared guest amenities located at Clark and Grand streets in downtown Chicago.

In Chicago, Lendlease currently has a robust development pipeline, including The Reed at Southbank, a 41-story, 440-residence apartment and condominium high-rise in Chicago’s South Loop. Scheduled to open in late May, the tower is the second residential offering in Lendlease’s seven-acre Southbank master plan along the Chicago River, where additional residential towers are planned.

Lendlease’s third-party Construction business is currently serving as general contractor for several notable developments, including One Six Six in the Fulton Market District, 1400 Wabash in the South Loop and The Saint Grand in Streeterville.