Founder of the Newmark Chicago office, Lori Brown, has died at the age of 58 after having lost her five-year battle with breast cancer.
Brown was a former commercial real estate broker, having started her career at Stein & Co. and proceeding to founding the Chicago office of what’s now known as Newmark Knight Frank, according to Crain’s.
Prior to going on to founding her own business, Brown Real Estate Advisors, in 2008, Brown also worked at Cushman & Wakefield’s Chicago office.
Crain’s reported that Brown stepped out of the brokerage business in 2011 to take on a role as vice president of talent acquisition and real estate at Chicago-based Accretive Health. For the past two years, Brown had been working at Patina Solutions, a management consulting firm, as a managing director.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., May 25 at Temple Sholom, 3480 N. Lake Shore Drive.