The McShane Companies announce executive promotions

James A. McShane, chief executive officer of The McShane Companies, announced two executive-level promotions within the company. Molly McShane has been named chief operating officer and Dan McShane named chief strategy officer. Both employees, who have been with The McShane Companies for many years, are located at the firm’s Rosemont, Illinois national headquarters.

In Molly’s new role of chief operating officer, she will provide day-to-day leadership and management of The McShane Companies, focusing her efforts on long-term strategic growth and operational excellence. Most recently, she served as chief investment officer of The McShane Companies’ development arm, Conor Commercial Real Estate, where she was responsible for assisting with the firm’s overall investment and development processes and remains a member of Conor Commercial’s investment committee and both companies’ boards of directors.

As chief strategy officer, Dan will coordinate strategic planning and risk management strategies within each of the companies. He will continue his role as general counsel where he oversees the companies’ legal matters on a national basis. Dan joined the firm as general counsel in 2005 and provides an in-house source of expertise for land and building acquisitions, real estate development activities, tenant leasing negotiations, property dispositions and insurance. He previously served in the real estate department of Chicago-based law firm Winston & Strawn.