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Chicago & Midwest People and Company News for October 6, 2023

  • TruAmerica Multifamily, a national, institutionally-focused multifamily investment firm, is growing its capital markets team with the addition of Rob Kukulka, who joins as a Capital Markets Advisor Middle East, based out of TruAmerica’s Chicago office. The commercial real estate investment executive brings more than 35 years of experience and will focus on expanding TruAmerica’s capital markets and investor relations presence across the Middle East.
  • Veteran mortgage lending executive John Cady has been announced as the new President of Citywide Home Loans, a rapidly growing national lender. The Utah-based firm, founded in 1998, has steadily expanded to 55 offices in 36 states.
  • John Trotta has been promoted to Midwest district leader at WSP, a leading engineering, environment and professional services consultancy. Trotta, a senior vice president who was recently interim Midwest district leader, has assumed this role on a permanent basis. He will continue to serve as WSP national director of client services with the government affairs team.
  • Interra Realty, a Chicago-based commercial real estate investment services firm, announced promotions for three of the firm’s brokers to new leadership positions. Paul Waterloo and Jeremy Morton have both been elevated from director to managing director, while Mark Dykstra has been promoted from associate to director.
  • Chicago has once again been named the Best Big City in the United States. The recognition marks the seventh consecutive year that Condé Nast Traveler readers have recognized Chicago with the honor through the magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Choose Chicago President and CEO Lynn Osmond announced the accomplishment and noted the achievement came on the heels of Chicago’s record-breaking summer of travel that saw all-time highs for hotel revenue.
  • T5 Data Centers (T5), the telecommunications industry’s only full lifecycle data center partner, aquired a third data center facility in Northlake, Illinois, a key submarket in Chicago. With 36 megawatts (MW) of IT capacity available, T5’s facility will meet the surging demand for data center space driven by the hyperscale and enterprise customers.
  • Kellanova, formerly known as Kellogg Company, completed the previously announced separation of its North American cereal business, WK Kellogg Co, resulting in two independent, public companies. The separation was achieved through the distribution of all of the shares of WK Kellogg Co to holders of Kellanova common stock on October 2, 2023, with Kellanova shareowners receiving one share of WK Kellogg Co common stock for every four shares of Kellanova common stock held. Kellogg is headquartered a few hours from Chicago in Battle Creek, Michigan.
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Jasmine Kilman is Content Director of Connect Commercial Real Estate, covering Chicago and greater Chicagoland, the Midwest, Seattle, and the Pacific Northwest. She covers industry trends, transaction deals, market research, and produces daily news stories. With experience in marketing and communications for academic nonprofits and corporate clients, including Hearst Media, Hilton, and Coldwell Banker, Kilman has written about commercial real estate, environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG), technology, healthcare, and philanthropy. She was born and raised in California and graduated with a degree in public relations. In her spare time, Kilman enjoys hiking and traveling to new locations with her family.