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CRG Hires Former Duke Realty Acquisitions Team

CRG Hires Former Duke Realty Acquisitions Team

Chicago-based CRG, the development and investment management arm of Clayco, has hired the leadership team responsible for acquisitions at Duke Realty, recently acquired by Prologis. The new hires include Mark Crawford, who joins CRG as CIO; Joe Hawkins, who will serve as SVP of portfolio management for CRG’s investment management platform; and Isaac Lau, who will serve as VP of acquisitions for CRG’s Western Region.  

Crawford and Hawkins will split their time between CRG’s new Indianapolis office and its Chicago headquarters, while Lau will join the firm’s SoCal office. 

“In 2020, CRG sold a $220-million portfolio of three industrial assets to Duke Realty,” said Shawn Clark, president of CRG. “Mark led the transaction, and through that deal, we witnessed the many corporate and cultural values shared by our teams. When the Duke-Prologis merger was announced, we knew CRG would benefit from this experienced acquisition team.”

Pictured: Mark Crawford. 


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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 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).

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