2020 Next Generation Honoree: Inland Real Estate’s Meghan Kean Manages Two Roles
As VP-finance director for The Inland Real Estate Group, Meghan Kean splits her time between two roles. In her role as director of financial planning & analysis for Inland, Kean is responsible for enterprise-wide budgeting, forecasting and analysis and ensuring organizational alignment and optimization across the Inland Finance and business support teams. She also serves as the director of finance for Inland Mortgage Capital, overseeing all accounting and financial-related activities.
Armed with a keen eye for identifying challenges that hinder business performance and engineering innovative and solutions, Kean has a passion for translating strategic initiatives into tactical execution. Upon joining Inland in 2017, she was instrumental in leading the first-time valuation process for all of Inland’s operating entities. She also led the formalization of a streamlined process for Inland’s Finance Leadership Council.
In her short time with Inland thus far, Kean has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to leveraging her past experiences and current skillset to help drive business profitability, operational excellence and continued financial growth. Her energy and passion in this pursuit is constant and serves as an inspiration to those around her.
These are just a few reasons we chose Kean as one of the Chicago 2020 Next Generation Award winners. Connect Media’s fourth annual Next Generation Awards recognize young leaders in the commercial real estate industry who are likely to be influential for years to come.
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 GlobeSt.com 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).