(Peoria, IL April 23, 2012) – Christopher M. West, Chief Operating Officer & Partner of Cullinan Properties, Ltd., announced today several additions to the Cullinan team. Shawn Luesse has been hired as Project Manager for the Streets of St. Charles mixed-use development in metro St. Louis, Missouri. Shawn has extensive background in real estate development with more than 30 years in both commercial and residential projects from concept through completion. Prior to joining Cullinan Properties, Luesse was the Director of Development for the G & T Group, based in Champaign, IL.
Joining Luesse as a member of the St. Louis based team is Seth Marks, Leasing Representative. Marks is assisting with the retail, restaurant, and entertainment leasing for The Streets of St. Charles and the Quincy Mall in Quincy, Illinois. Prior to working with Cullinan Properties, Marks handled specialty leasing for Glimcher Realty Trust.
West also announced the appointment of Michael Puritz, as Senior Leasing Representative and Konda Dees, CMD, as Marketing Manager for the company.
Puritz brings 26 years of commercial real estate experience to Cullinan having managed both Leasing and Property Management for retail & commercial office buildings throughout the Midwest. Puritz will be responsible for leasing Cullinan’s central Illinois portfolio, including East Court Village in Pekin, Illinois, Grand Prairie Developments in Peoria, Illinois, and East Peoria/Downtown in East Peoria, Illinois. Most recently with Rubloff, Puritz successfully closed over 125 transactions totaling over 1,000,000 square feet. He is a member of the ICSC and will be based out of Cullinan’s Chicago office.
Konda Dees, CMD is the new Marketing Manager for Cullinan Properties administering all marketing responsibilities for the portfolio of properties. Dees is a 28 year industry veteran handling retail and mixed- use projects throughout her career. Within the last two years she has won two Maxi awards for marketing excellence from the International Council of Shopping Center (ICSC). She has also been awarded two Addys for advertising excellence. Prior to joining Cullinan, Dees worked for DDR in the Specialty Center Division. She is a member of the ICSC and is based out of Cullinan’s Peoria headquarters.
Cullinan Properties, Ltd., with offices in Chicago, IL, Peoria, IL and St. Louis, MO, is a multi-disciplined real estate firm that develops, manages and owns mixed-use, retail, multi-family, office and medical properties throughout the United States. In addition to the Streets of St. Charles, Cullinan is also developing Burleson Commons in Burleson, TX, Shoppes at Henry Crossings in McDonough, GA and the Austin VA Clinic in Austin, TX. Cullinan is also the Master Developer for the East Peoria Downtown project in East Peoria, IL. For additional information on Cullinan Properties, Ltd., visit www.cullinanproperties.com .