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Industry Veteran Bertrand Joins Transwestern in Agency Leasing

Kathleen Bertrand has joined Transwestern’s agency leasing group in Chicago as SVP. She’ll be responsible for overseeing leasing and marketing efforts for office projects in downtown Chicago.

The 14-year veteran came to Transwestern from MB Real Estate, where she managed the office and retail leasing of 2.5 million square feet. Among Bertrand’s most notable leasing assignments at MB were Michigan Plaza at 205 and 225 N. Michigan, 500 W. Washington St., 1 North Dearborn Street, 125 S. Clark St., 20 W. Kinze St., and 224 N. DesPlaines St.

“Kathleen brings an incredible depth and breadth of experience, and we’re excited to bring her on board to continue the growth of Transwestern Chicago’s Agency Leasing practice,” said Eric Myers, EVP with Transwestern. For her part, Bertrand said, ““Transwestern offers the agility and flexibility of a boutique agency, with all the resources of a national platform.”

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