Communications advisory for a family-owned international real estate development & investment firm

With a working relationship dating back to 2008, since 2012 Akrete has been charged with a variety of public relations, corporate communications and content development projects for Golub & Company, a Chicago-based international real estate developer and investor. Our focus has been on promoting the firm as a multigenerational family business; handling crisis and emergent situation communications; and supporting launch and leasing efforts throughout its portfolio of high-rise and mid-rise office and multifamily properties.

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We strengthen Golub & Company’s corporate brand as a trusted investment and development partner through industry media relations, cultivating speaking opportunities, and ghostwriting executive communications and thought leadership. Akrete pros promote development-related and corporate milestones to relevant national, local and trade media through thematic pitches and narrative press materials. We also perform media training regularly for Golub property managers and assist with new market entry media relations and communications.


Our efforts have established Golub as an industry thought leader, trusted co-investor, and an admired family business with a thoughtful approach to succession and employee advancement. On the media front, our integrated program has resulted in significant and repeated coverage in leading Chicago publications and broadcast, as well key national industry news sources such as The Wall Street Journal, GlobeSt, Real Deal and Bisnow. Further bolstering the company’s reputation, Akrete has helped secure or promote recognitions including: the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Corporate Award, Loyola University’s Illinois Family Business of the Year, Crain’s Chicago Business “Notable Women in CRE,” Connect Media’s Women in Real Estate, and Crain’s Chicago Business “Best Places to Work in Chicago 2019.”

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