Commercial Real Estate
Meet 16 Execs In Construction and
Commercial Real Estate That You Need To Know

One of the driving forces of our publication is to connect executives throughout the region to help get business done. That is the reasoning behind the new feature we launched this year called “People to Know.” MATT MULDER

By Mark Kass – Editor-in-Chief, Milwaukee Business Journal

The first-time list includes high-ranking executives at several prominent area firms, including Mortenson Wisconsin, Gilbane Building Co., Zilber Property Group and Wangard Partners. It also includes executives at smaller firms throughout southeastern Wisconsin, including McClendon Capital Group LLC and Emem Group LLC.

We are highlighting executives who are on their way up and making a difference in the construction and real estate industries and/or the community. These are not just the CEOs or top leaders, but individuals who other southeastern Wisconsin executives need to know if they want to get something done either with that company or in the community.

This is not an awards program. Instead we are featuring execs we believe are worthy of recognition for their contribution and commitment to their profession or organization. They need to live or work in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington, Ozaukee, Kenosha, Racine or Walworth counties. They were chosen by Milwaukee Business Journal editors based on suggestions made over the last several weeks by our readers.

The list of People to Know in Construction:

• Dan Bukiewicz, president, Milwaukee Building & Construction Trades Council

• Tricia Braun, director of client strategies, JP Cullen

• Bailey Copeland, director of real estate services, VJS Construction Services

• Jeff Gruhn, director of project development, Mortenson Wisconsin

• Adam Jelen, executive vice president, Gilbane Building Co.

• Kyle Loest, director of project management, JH Findorff & Son Inc.

• Ryan O’Toole, Vice-President of Business Development, Hunzinger Construction Co.

• Pepi Randolph, vice president of business development, Greenfire Management Services LLC

The list of People to Know in Commercial Real Estate:

• Brian Adamson, managing partner, ICAP Development LLC

• Chelsea Couette, industrial investments manager, Zilber Property Group

• Michael Emem, president and CEO, Emem Group LLC

• Jenna Maguire, office property specialist, Founders 3 Real Estate Services

• Cornelius McClendon, principal, McClendon Capital Group LLC

• Megan Michuda, associate development manager, Wangard Partners

• Liza Romans, real estate associate, Northwestern Mutual

• Mark Theine, executive vice president, asset management, Physicians Realty Trust