MB Real Estate Services promotes two team members, hires new VP

MB Real Estate Services Inc. (MBRE) has announced the recent promotion of Leasing Services’ team members Kathleen Bertrand and Kelsey Scheive, and the hiring of Denny McGann.

Bertrand has been promoted to senior vice president. A tenured member of the Leasing Services team, she has more than 10 years of experience in Chicago’s real estate community and represents Michigan Plaza, a 2.0 million square foot asset in Chicago’s East Loop.

On behalf of its owner, Bertrand has brokered or co-brokered 223 transactions totaling 2.3 million square feet and closed 205,000 square feet in the last 12 months.  In addition to office brokerage, Bertrand leads the retail leasing efforts at MBRE including the six Illinois Tollway Oases, One North Dearborn/2 North State, and 10 & 120 South Riverside.

Bertrand received her Master of Science degree from Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa. She is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Illinois and is active in numerous professional and charitable endeavors, such as: the Chicago Office Leasing Brokers Association (COLBA) and the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s Real Estate steering committee.

Scheive has been promoted to vice president. She joined MBRE in 2012 and has been an integral part of MBRE’s new business initiatives, resulting in several Leasing Services assignments for the firm. Since Joining MBRE, she has completed more than 630,000 square feet in leases.

Scheive received her Bachelor’s degree from University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. She is an active member of Young Office Brokers Association (YOBA) and is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Illinois. A motivated individual, Scheive also serves as executive vice president of the Auxiliary Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

McGann, formerly of CBRE, has joined the firm’s Leasing Services team as vice president. McGann’s primary focus is working with existing MBRE clients and contributing to new business efforts.