MB Real Estate Promotes Hendrick to Executive VP, Harrison to VP

November 04, 2020

CHICAGO, NOVEMBER 4, 2020 – MB Real Estate is pleased to announce that Suzanne Hendrick and Ashley Harrison have been promoted, underscoring both of their efforts in Asset Management and Leasing, respectively. Effective immediately, Hendrick is now Executive Vice President and Director of Asset Management, and Harrison is Vice President of Leasing Services. Harrison and Hendrick have both contributed to growing the MBRE client base in recent years.

Hendrick has over 30 years of experience within the commercial real estate industry, which has been a benefit as she has guided MBRE's property portfolio as the managing director of asset management.

"Suzanne has proven to be a steady leader for the asset management group and a valuable member of the executive committee," said MBRE CEO Peter E. Ricker. "Suzanne's connection with the owners, on-site teams, and tenants at buildings and assets across our portfolio has always been strong, which has proven vital these last seven months as the industry combated the coronavirus pandemic."

Hendrick's hands-on methods the last seven years have made her an ideal leader for MBRE's various asset management teams. Not only has Hendrick found time to be an active mentor to the hardworking on-site teams at MBRE, but she has also grown MBRE's asset management portfolio, to which recent additions include the Chicago Riverwalk, 190 S. LaSalle, and the renovated Old Cook County Hospital building. Hendrick was also instrumental in MBRE's renewal for management of the Richard J. Daley Center and Millennium Park.

Two years in with MBRE, Harrison impressed Executive Vice President and Director of Leasing Services Mark Buth from the get-go by jumping seamlessly into brokerage.

"It’s been impressive to watch Ashley take on all aspects of leasing, marketing and promoting over 2.5 million square feet of office and retail space," said Buth. "There is no doubt that her all-in approach is what has led Ashley to close over 170,000 RSF of space since becoming licensed in July of 2018."

With experience in real estate private equity, a master's degree in accounting, and phenomenal communications skills, Harrison has proven to be a multifaceted asset at MBRE. Whether utilizing social savvy to drum up leads or underwriting large, complicated lease transactions, Harrison has proved invaluable to leasing services. Harrison has represented some of the most prominent spaces in the Chicago Central Business District, including Michigan Plaza and 30 W. Monroe.