Westmount Realty Capital hires Chicago industrial real estate expert, Kit Sultz

Westmount Realty Capital announced that Christopher “Kit” Sultz has joined the national real estate investment firm’s Chicago office as asset manager. Sultz has more than 20 years of experience managing industrial real estate across Chicagoland and will oversee Westmount assets in four markets.

“We’re thrilled that Kit has joined our thriving Chicago regional office,” said Ron Gilbreath, managing director of asset and property management at Westmount. “I’m confident that Kit’s extensive knowledge of the industrial market in Chicago will have a positive impact on our team, tenants and investors.”

Before joining Westmount, Sultz served as vice president, regional manager of property operations CenterPoint Properties Trust in Chicago. Throughout his nearly 10-year career there, he managed an 11-million-square-foot industrial portfolio in the greater Chicago area and completed more than 6 million square feet of transactions including new leases, renewals and dispositions. Prior to joining CenterPoint Properties Trust, Sultz spent 10 years in a senior leadership role in industrial operations at Prime Group Realty Trust, where he managed the financial and operational performance of the company’s industrial portfolio.

Sultz is an active member of NAIOP, the commercial real estate development association, and was a member of the organization’s Industrial Development Forum for more than a decade. He is also a recipient of NAIOP’s City of Chicago Industrial Transaction of the Year award. He holds a master of business administration from the University of Michigan and a bachelor of business administration from Ohio University.

“We’re bullish on the Chicago industrial market and hiring top talent, like Kit, is instrumental to our continued success,” said Brant Brown, CFO and COO of Westmount. “Our Chicago office has grown extensively over the last few years as we’ve expanded our footprint across the Midwest and we’re continuing to strengthen our operations in the area.”