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CRE Future Leaders: Emily Koches of lulafit
Emily brings a unique combination of management, wellness programming, and technology experience to lulafit. She loves executing lulafit’s mission and vision through day-to-day operations while also scaling the company’s impact across the country. With experience in the private and non-profit sectors, Emily values operational efficiency, data-driven decisions, and a focus on outcome over input. She loves creating order and process out of complex situations and inspiring her team to cultivate a solutions-oriented mindset. 



How CREC achieves strong long-term performance
Fairly often, potential new investors ask us whether our consistently strong investment results are the product of a “secret sauce.” There is no secret sauce, but this question recently triggered an internal discussion to try to define our actual perceived advantage. Our conclusion was that CREC’s superior long-term performance is a result of our size, our ability to be very focused, and our commitment to a highly disciplined investment strategy.



Nick Curran joins Baird & Warner’s Lincoln Park office
Baird & Warner, Illinois’ largest family-owned independent real estate services company, announced it has recruited Nick Curran to join the firm’s Lincoln Park office in Chicago. Curran joins Baird & Warner from Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty, where he had served as an agent since 2018. 



NAI Hiffman’s Dennis Hiffman honored with Inspiring Leader Award by Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce
NAI Hiffman announced the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce honored Dennis Hiffman, founder and chairman of both NAI Hiffman and Hiffman National, with the newly created Inspiring Leader Award at a special luncheon ceremony at Gibsons in Oak Brook, Illinois. The award is intended to recognize a business leader in the Oak Brook and Oakbrook area who has significantly impacted the community through commerce, volunteer and mentorship contributions. 



Farbman, Otso partner for deposit-free commercial leases
Southfield, Michigan-based Farbman Group, a Midwest full-service commercial real estate company, has formed a partnership with Otso, a fintech company and tenant-risk expert in commercial real estate offering a multi-year lease insurance program that provides landlords with additional tenant default protection while minimizing cash outlays for tenants.



Inland Securities Corporation adds to its talent roster, hiring four regional associates
Inland Securities Corporation (ISC or the Company) announced the hiring of four regional associates. Brody Barlow, Andrew Cheek, Kennedy Collier and Brendan Tammany, all hold regional associate II titles. They will be responsible for developing sales opportunities and supporting financial advisors with relationship management within their respective sales territories.  



Announced: 2023 CREW Chicago Board of Directors
CREW Chicago has recently announced its 2023 CREW Chicago Board of Directors, as follows:



BOMA/Chicago elects new officers, board members for 2023
The Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago (BOMA/Chicago) announced today that Phil Stafford, chief operating officer of Colliers Chicago, was elected president of the association effective immediately. Stafford was elected during the association’s 2022 Annual Meeting held on Thursday, November 17 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Stafford succeeds Derrick Johnson, senior vice president of Zeller, who completes two years as president this year.  



CBRE adds new vice president to roster
Alex Ruck has joined the Pittsburgh office of CBRE as vice president.



St. Louis’ Gershman Commercial Real Estate changes ownership
St. Louis-based Gershman Commercial Real Estate has been acquired by Chris Fox, the company's president and chief executive officer.



Minneapolis’ Christianson & Company joins CORFAC International network
Christianson & Company Commercial Real Estate Services/CORFAC International in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the newest affiliate to join the CORFAC International network.



Colliers Indianapolis adds investment services pro
Anisha Yadav has joined the Investment Services Team at Colliers Indianapolis.


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