Accend Construction LLC, a West Loop-based subsidiary of San Francisco-based Skyline Construction, has opened its doors. Leading the new general contracting firm is industry veteran Andy MacGregor, who has led teams to build some of the Chicago market’s largest and most complex spaces, including Motorola Mobility’s headquarters at the Merchandise Mart.
Along with MacGregor’s experience, Skyline brings experience in tech, an added benefit to Chicago given the city is among the top three U.S. cities poised to be a leading tech hub, according to KPMG’s 2018 Global Technology Innovation study.
“There’s no better market for Skyline to invest in right now than Chicago, and no better person to lead the team than Andy MacGregor,” said David Hayes, Skyline’s CEO.
Accend is reportedly among the few general contractors offering an Employee Stock Option Plan. MacGregor (pictured) said the ESOP model “inspires and motivates employees to go above and beyond.”
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).
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