RKF, the leading independent real estate firm in retail leasing, investment sales and consulting services, has promoted Lara Keene, Elan Rasansky, and Cooper Annenberg in its Chicago office, further strengthening the firm’s Chicago operations as the pipeline of new business continues to grow throughout the city and surrounding suburban markets.
In the first promotion, Lara Keene has been promoted from senior director to managing director. Since joining RKF in May 2012, Keene has advised a variety of retailers including Allen Edmonds, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, Forever 21 and Fig & Olive, and currently works with Bareburger, Piada, Alexis Bittar, IT’Sugar, L’Occitane en Provence, Rent the Runway and Sam Edelman.
In the second promotion, Elan Rasansky has been promoted from associate to senior associate. He joined RKF in February 2012 and has since secured high-profile lease and purchase opportunities in Chicago’s most desirable downtown retail markets on behalf of owners and local and national retailers.
And lastly, Cooper Annenberg has been promoted from canvasser to associate. Annenberg, who joined RKF in 2013, is involved in both landlord and tenant representation assignments. As a canvasser, Annenberg worked to identify new listing opportunities, maintained the listings database, collected map and market information, and supported the Chicago brokerage team.