Archive for Leasing

Kathleen Brill

Kathleen oversees the Leasing Department and is responsible for new development and existing property leasing and sales at properties owned and/or managed by Cullinan Properties. She has successfully completed over 1,000,000 square feet of transactions with Cullinan Properties, including big box and junior anchor retailers such as Target, Costco, Gordmans and Hy-Vee, as well as numerous national and regional small shop tenants and restaurants.

Prior to joining Cullinan Properties in 2006, Kathleen served as a Broker with InCommercial Property Group. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Kathleen is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). She co-founded the Peoria area Kids Konnected, a support group for children of parents with cancer. From 2008-2013, Kathleen served as Auxiliary Board President for the Sue Duncan Children’s Center, a safe haven for children to strengthen core academic skills while also developing self-esteem, respect for others and a renewed sense of hope. She continues her affiliation with the organization as a board member. Additionally, Kathleen served on the Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been recognized by Real Estate Forum as one of the real estate industry’s Leaders Under 40.

Lee Wolfson

Lee oversees development and municipal related activities for Rock Run Crossings in Joliet, IL and other developments throughout the Cullinan portfolio, in addition to supporting the company’s leasing and marketing efforts with merchandising and digital strategies. Lee has nearly four decades of experience, mostly comprised of mixed-use, transit-oriented, residential, and retail developments, with significant aptitudes in retail and restaurant expansion and marketing programs. He has been directly involved with the leasing and development of more than 30 million square feet.

Lee has been affiliated with Cullinan Properties since 2011. He is also the Managing Director of S.F. Solutions LLC, where he provides strategic planning, problem solving and implementation of real estate solutions to owners, developers and retailers. Prior to S.F. Solutions LLC, Lee spent two decades with Joseph Freed and Associates LLC, where he headed the Leasing Department on more than 15 million SF of shopping center, residential and mixed-use developments. Lee holds a degree in Business and Human Resources from Drake University and Kendall College, and has also completed supplemental studies at Northwestern University.

Lee has been a member of the Illinois State Board of the International Council of Shopping Centers for over 25 years and has chaired numerous state and regional events. He currently serves as the Illinois State ICSC Ambassador.

Scott Fitzgerald

Scott manages all stages of the leasing and development process for assigned projects, including underwriting, due diligence, leasing and financing. He is also responsible for leasing and sales at properties currently owned and/or managed by Cullinan. Scott brings over 15 years of leasing, development, property management and accounting experience to the Cullinan Properties team.

Prior to joining Cullinan Properties in 2015, Scott served as Leasing Manager at Tri-Land Properties, Inc., where he successfully completed over 650,000 square feet of transactions. He was primarily responsible for leasing, marketing and development of the company’s Chicago, Kansas City, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis/St. Paul portfolios. In addition, Scott played a support role in the refinancing efforts of properties in Tri-Land’s portfolio, including evaluating financial performance of those properties and assisting in revising the forecasted rental streams, and capital improvement budgets. Preceding Tri-Land, Scott was a senior accountant at BDO Seidman in Chicago. Scott graduated from Illinois State University.

Scott is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. He also volunteers his time coaching a local little league baseball team.

Patty Kueneke

Patty is responsible for leasing and sales of existing and new developments at Streets of St. Charles, 625 N Euclid and Iron Hill in metro St. Louis, MO, as well as the Shoppes at River Hill in Topeka, KS.

Prior to joining Cullinan Properties in 2014, Patty was Vice President and Senior Leasing Broker for Solon Gershman, Inc. There, she had full responsibility for the leasing of major retail properties throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan area, as well as implementing the sale of several retail shopping centers. In this role, Patty also worked as a tenant rep with nationally credited tenants such as Dunn Bros. Coffee, CCA Global Inc., Floor Trader, Advance Carpet One, Krispy Kreme and British Petroleum (BP). She was awarded the Top Achiever Award by Solon Gershman in 2008. Preceding Solon Gershman, Patty was owner of Kueneke Properties, Inc. where she developed a commercial brokerage firm that specialized in tenant representation and site selection for nationally credited tenants such as BP/Amoco, Bennigan’s, Family Video and Lion’s Choice. She also served as Business Development Manager for InSite Real Estate Development, LLC, where she developed and implemented strategy for various build-to-suit programs including deals for Blockbuster Video locations throughout 23 states and Canada. Additionally, Patty spent six years with Blockbuster Entertainment Corporation, leading the company in new store development. She holds a degree from Washington University in St. Louis, MO.

Patty holds a Missouri Real Estate Broker License and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). She volunteers at the Humane Society, serves meals at the Covenant House and helped organize an on-site library for St. Vincent Home for Children. In 2006 and 2007, Patty received the Retail Power Broker distinction as awarded by CoStar. Earlier in her career, Patty was President of the Woman’s Commerce Association specializing in helping women enter and/or re-join the workforce.

Kenneth Diana

Kenneth is responsible for providing marketing and research support to Cullinan Properties and its affiliates. He works with the Director of Leasing to establish, monitor and implement leasing and sales goals and objectives. Kenneth also establishes and maintains positive tenant relations to promote continued occupancy at local Cullinan owned properties with an emphasis on office/service and local retail.

Prior to joining Cullinan Properties in 2015, Kenneth was a Summer Finance Associate for Investment Management Advisors. There, he coordinated research for new and existing investment pursuits, maintained an internal database of net lease listings for potential investment ventures and developed spreadsheets for cash flow, loan analysis, present value and internal rate of return. Kenneth holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Entrepreneurial Studies from Bradley University.

Kenneth serves on the board of Community Workshop & Training Center, Inc.