Urban Innovations hires property management, construction VPs

Urban Innovations, a Chicago-based real estate development firm, has made two new hires. William Noonan has joined the firm as vice president of property management and Ramiro Trevino comes aboard as vice president of construction.

Noonan previously served as vice president and general manager of the Merchandise Mart, where he played a key role in reinvigorating and upgrading the landmark property. Prior to that he was vice president and general manager of The Chicago Apparel Center (now 350 North Orleans) and general manager of 33 N. Dearborn Street.

“Bill Noonan is a great addition to our team,” said Howard R. Conant Jr., president of Urban Innovations. “His broad experience at creating and executing real estate strategies helps to ensure our continued success and growth.”

Noonan brings diverse expertise in commercial building renovations, budget management, customer relations, lease administration, tenant services, capital improvement projects, strategic planning and property accounting to the firm. He holds a bachelor of science degree from Marquette University and professional credentials such as BOMI’s Real Property Administrator (RPA) and USGBC’s LEED AP.

In his new role as vice president of construction, Trevino oversees all construction activities for Urban Innovations and its investment management affiliate, North Wells Capital LLC, including tenant improvement and capital improvement projects as well as third-party general contracting services. Trevino works closely with his predecessor, Tony Lindsay, who has taken on a more strategic role as principal, asset management of North Wells Capital.

“Ramiro’s range of experience and skill makes a great fit for this role, where he oversees activities ranging from commercial interiors to residential redevelopment and large build-to-suit projects,” Conant said. “We’re pleased to have him join our firm.”

Trevino brings more than a decade of experience in construction management, most recently as project manager at Skender in Chicago. Prior to that, he served as project engineer for Bowen Construction Company in Indianapolis and as an architectural associate at GHK in Chicago. He is a graduate of UIC School of Architecture and holds a master’s degree in business administration from Krannert School of Management.