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Irvine Co. Taps Chicago Native to Oversee Local Construction

Irvine Company Office Properties has named Emily Kream its director of construction for the company’s Chicago portfolio. Spanning 4.2 million square feet, Irvine Company’s local holdings include One North Wacker, 300 North LaSalle, and 71 South Wacker.

An architect by training, Kream comes to Irvine Company from the Chicago project management team of Tishman Speyer. She’ll carry out continual reinvestment across the Chicago portfolio, especially with 71 South Wacker, with which Irvine Company entered the Chicago market in 2010.

“I’m a Chicago native and am very familiar with this city and with the evolving tastes and needs of this market,” said Kream.  “We have an incredible opportunity to reimagine and reposition 71 South Wacker.”

Kream joins a Chicago team that already includes Senior Leasing Director Gregory Tait, Regional VP of Portfolio Operations Pamela Van Nort, and Regional VP Beau Rawi.

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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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