Manages the design process for Lendlease’s real estate developments in Chicago
Led the development of four residential towers in Chicago over the past year
Champions responsible, environmentally conscious design
Linda Kozloski is responsible for managing the design process for Lendlease’s real estate developments in Chicago—a pipeline that represents $2.8 billion in investment. As creative design director, she is instrumental in bringing together the unique ideas and talents of the team to form a cohesive vision for each project that aligns with Lendlease’s global commitment to sustainable, community-driven development.
Over the past year, Kozloski has led the development of four residential towers in Chicago comprising nearly 1,900 units. They include: Porte, an award-winning, 586-unit rental community situated on a full city block in the West Loop that opened last summer; Cascade, a 503-unit rental tower in the Lakeshore East neighborhood that welcomed move-ins in July; Cirrus, a 350-unit condominium tower adjacent to Cascade that will open later this year; and The Reed, a 440-unit condo and apartment tower in Lendlease’s seven-acre Southbank master plan that broke ground this summer.
A champion for responsible, environmentally conscious design, Kozloski has incorporated eco-friendly features ranging from rooftop farms to green building materials across Lendlease’s growing portfolio of urban regeneration projects in Chicago. These efforts, part of Lendlease’s global mission of achieving absolute zero carbon by 2040, encompass the development of Southbank Park and Cascade Park, which total nearly three acres of publicly accessible green space and include numerous environmental benefits, such as the creation of natural habitats for native flora and fauna.
These are just a few of the reasons we chose Kozloski as one of the Chicago 2021 Women in Real Estate Award winners. Connect CRE’s Women in Real Estate Awards honor the achievements and inspirational stories of women who have reached respected positions of leadership and play key mentorship roles for others.
Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces.
Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).