MB Real Estate Promotes Andre Wiggins to Senior Vice President of Asset Management

Chicago, IL | January 12, 2022

MB Real Estate (MBRE) has announced the promotion of Andre Wiggins, general manager of Chicago’s Richard J. Daley Center (RJDC), to senior vice president of asset management. Wiggins will assist in the oversight of MBRE’s governmental agency asset portfolio, which, in addition to RJDC, includes 69 West Washington, the Chicago Cultural Center, the Chicago Riverwalk, Millennium Park, and Maggie Daley Park.

“Andre has excelled at handling the challenges that come with managing one of the largest court buildings in the world, housing the 188 civil courts of the Cook County Court system, and receiving 20,000 visitors and workers each day,” said MBRE Executive Vice President and Director of Asset Management Suzanne Hendrick. “Andre has always demonstrated operational best practices and a high level of customer service to the Public Building Commission, the City of Chicago, Cook County, and the State of Illinois. I can’t wait to see the goodwill Andre has fostered at the Daley Center multiplied across our portfolio.”

Wiggins has over 20 years of commercial property management experience and has spent the last eight years overseeing RJDC. In February of 2021, Wiggins won the Gold Circle Award in the Property Management Professional of the Year category, a testament to his dedication to RJDC, which itself was a local BOMA/Chicago TOBY finalist. Notably, Wiggins and his team oversaw over 300 events annually in Daley Plaza, including the lauded Christkindlmarket. In recent years, due to energy-efficient projects spearheaded by Wiggins, RJDC has reduced energy usage by 500,000 kWh and earned LEED Gold Certification. Additionally, Wiggins has expanded participation opportunities for minority businesses at RJDC, increased plaza event revenues, facilitated an internship program with the City Colleges of Chicago, and participated in buildOn’s mentorship program to provide leadership to over 100 Chicago Public School students.

“Andre has gone above and beyond in his role as general manager of the Richard J. Daley Center,” said MBRE Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Peter Ricker. “Andre’s passion for work has inspired his management team and his colleagues at other assets within the MBRE portfolio. We are very lucky to have him.”