MB Real Estate's Project Services Team Announces New Hires and Promotion, Expands Services to Include In-House Workplace Strategy

Chicago | March 14, 2016

CHICAGO—Monday, March 14, 2016 – MB Real Estate Services Inc. (MBRE) is pleased to announce that the firm continues to expand its Project Services team with the addition of Senior Project Manager / Director of Workplace Strategy Marc Schwartz and Assistant Project Manager Shiuwah Lam. The team also recently promoted Daniel Aboutar to senior project manager.

Bringing more than 29 years of industry experience, Schwartz will be responsible for managing all aspects of projects including pre-construction and construction services and as director of Workplace Strategy, he will offer a wide array of services to support corporate services, project services, asset management and leasing. He was most recently employed by Cushman & Wakefield (formerly DTZ, UGL Services, Equis Corp) as senior vice president of global occupier services/Workplace Strategies, where he was responsible for a wide range of client and portfolio services within the firm’s Workplace Strategies platform. An industry veteran, Schwartz has more than 25 million square feet of experience across a myriad of industries, use and facility types. He is a graduate of University of Illinois, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Architectural Studies.

“We are very pleased to welcome Marc and Shiuwah to our team and we are very proud of the recent promotion of Dan Aboutar to Senior Project Manager,” said David Graff, SVP and Managing Director of Project Services. “As our team continues to expand, we know the significance of hiring and retaining top industry talent. Marc brings a wealth of experience to MBRE and allows us to now offer Workplace Strategy in-house as a core service.”

As an assistant project manager, Lam will be responsible for the execution of healthcare, asset and corporate tenant projects to ensure adherence to the budget and schedule, as well as safety and quality standards. In this role she also assists with budget development, scope clarification, contract buyout, scheduling and team coordination, as well as safety and critical path responsibilities. Prior to joining MBRE, Lam was a project manager with Proteus Group in Chicago. She is a LEED Accredited Professional with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and a minor in East-Asian Languages and Cultures.

Aboutar has been promoted to senior project manager. He has 15 years of industry experience and currently oversees tenant improvement and renovation projects at 181 W. Madison Street and the Richard J. Daley Center in Chicago. Prior to joining MBRE, Aboutar served as vice president of development for PRM Realty Group, where he led the development process for various residential and commercial subdivision projects throughout the country. He received his Master’s Degree from DePaul University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Illinois. MBRE’s Project Services team also recently promoted Robbie Joseph and Brian Toenjes from project managers to senior project managers.

MBRE’s Project Services team has more than 1.4 million square feet of projects valued over $400 million currently underway. The team utilizes its extensive buying power and resources to successfully complete tenant improvement, ground-up development and build-to-suit projects in a diverse range of product sectors including office, industrial, healthcare, education, laboratories and more. The team has won numerous awards including NAIOP’s Office Development of the Year, the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s Build-to-Suit and Project Manager of the Year awards, and the Merit Award from the Chicago Building Congress.

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.