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Mid-America Names Hoag, Tausk to Lead Tenant Rep Team

Mid-America Real Estate Corporation’s tenant representation division for the Chicago region will be led by partners Willie Hoag and Dan Tausk. The pair will run the 18-member team focused on retail in Chicagoland, downstate Illinois, and northwest Indiana.

Hoag and Tausk will be responsible for maintaining Mid-America’s tenant representation of national and regional retailers. They will oversee the pursuit of new market entries to Chicago, and the emerging business lines in retail such as medical, entertainment, and food and beverage.

A 20-year retail specialist, Tausk specializes in Chicago’s diverse urban neighborhoods and the near surrounding suburbs. He launched Mid-America’s medical retail division in 2014.

With nearly 14 years’ experience, Hoag specializes in tenant representation throughout the suburban markets of Chicago and downstate Illinois. He’s also the master broker directing national site selection for multiple medical-retail tenants.

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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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