MB Real Estate Promotes Leasing Services' Team Members Bertrand and Scheive


CHICAGO – (date) MB Real Estate Services Inc. (MBRE) announced today the promotion of two Leasing Services’ team members: Kathleen Bertrand and Kelsey Scheive.

Bertrand has been promoted to senior vice president. A tenured member of the Leasing Services team, she has over 10 years of experience in Chicago’s real estate community and represents Michigan Plaza, a 2.0 million square foot asset in Chicago’s East Loop. On behalf of its owner, Bertrand has brokered or co-brokered 223 transactions totaling 2.3 million square feet and closed 205,000 square feet in the last 12 months. In addition to office brokerage, Bertrand leads the retail leasing efforts at MBRE including the six Illinois Tollway Oases, One North Dearborn/2 North State, and 10 & 120 South Riverside. Throughout her career, she has represented clients such as: Acadia Realty Trust, Alter Group, Brijus Properties, Beacon Capital Partners, Callahan Capital Properties, iStar, and Loeb Partners Realty.

Scheive has been promoted to vice president. She joined MBRE in 2012 and has been an integral part of MBRE’s new business initiatives, resulting in several Leasing Services assignments for the firm. Since Joining MBRE, Scheive has completed more than 630,000 square feet in leases. Throughout her career, she has represented clients such as: Callahan Capital Properties, MetLife, Wirtz Realty Corporation, Farbman Group, CWCapital, and United Investors.

“Kathleen and Kelsey are imperative to our team, providing a vast amount of knowledge, strong work ethic and leadership skills,” said Mark Buth, executive vice president/managing director of Leasing Services. “They are both accomplished professionals who continually provide our clients with first-rate service. I look forward to seeing their continued success at MBRE.”

Bertrand received her Master of Science degree from Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa. She is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Illinois and is active in numerous professional and charitable endeavors, such as: the Chicago Office Leasing Brokers Association (COLBA) and the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s Real Estate steering committee.

Scheive received her Bachelor’s degree from University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. She is an active member of Young Office Brokers Association (YOBA) and is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Illinois. A motivated individual, Scheive also serves as executive vice president of the Auxiliary Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

MBRE also recently announced that Denny McGann, formerly of CBRE, has joined the firm’s Leasing Services team as vice president. McGann’s primary focus is on working with existing MBRE clients and contributing to new business efforts.

About MB Real Estate Services Inc.

Founded in 1982, MB Real Estate is a full-service real estate organization that provides multifaceted expertise in Asset/Facilities Management; Leasing Services; Project/Construction Management; Tenant Representation; and Investment

Services. Headquartered in Chicago, with regional offices in New York, Atlanta and Denver, MB Real Estate provides these services to corporations, institutions, professional organizations, private investors, and non-profit agencies. For more information, please visit www.mbres.com.