Akrete, Skender and Pivot Design Together Win the AMCP 2018 Hermes Creative Award’s Highest Honor, the Platinum Award

Cheers all around! Skender is revolutionizing how the industry builds, by vertically integrating and transforming from a general contractor, to a construction, design and manufacturing company.

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Golub & Co’s Smart Apartment Moment Featured on Chicago ABC 7

Akrete secured an opportunity for Golub & Co’s Stephen Sise to talk to ABC 7 about the firm’s luxury apartment tower Moment’s smart apartment amenities. Read More

Akrete’s Nicole Stenclik featured in PR Industry Blog Post

Team Akrete Vice President Nicole Stenclik contributed her expert opinion to an article about writing B2H press release headlines on Publizly, a Public Relations industry blog. Read More

WHA’s Scott Delano Fights Commoditized Workplace Design

Akrete secured and worked on a bylined article for Scott Delano in Work Design about the increasing need for companies to differentiate themselves through unique office spaces.

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SIOR Chicago President Opens Chicago CRE Forecast Conference

Dan Smolensky, SIOR, Principal at Tauras Modal Group and 2018 SIOR Chicago Chapter President, provided the opening remarks at the RE Journals’ 17th Annual Chicago CRE Forecast event. The event kicks off the new year for Chicago’s CRE industry leaders. Read More

Camera-Ready: JLL Client Pushpa Gowda Appears on Cheddar

JLL’s – Global Technology Engagement Director Pushpa Gowda appeared on the tech broadcast program Cheddar to share 5 upcoming Future of Work predictions from JLL’s Corporate Solutions team.  Read More

The Global Benefits of a Local Organization: SIOR Chicago

Akrete conceptualized and moderated a roundtable discussion at the Global SIOR Conference with SIORs doing business globally.  Read More

Golub Selected as the 2017 Illinois Family Business of the Year

The Family Business Center at the Loyola Quinlan School of Business awarded Akrete client Golub & Co the 2017 Illinois Family Business of the Year in the medium-sized category.

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KeyBank Real Estate Capital Owns the Senior Housing Space

Akrete continues to create white papers for Key Bank Real Estate Capital, including this one on senior housing operations.  Read More

Wright Heerema’s Scott Delano Featured in Commercial Property Executive

Scott Delano, Design Director at Akrete client Wright Heerema Architects, was interviewed about his career as an architect and interior design trends. Read More

Skender San Francisco Office Leader Featured in The Registry

The Registry in San Francisco published a Q&A with Dan Polito, Senior Project Manager, Skender.  Read More

Bentall Kennedy Executive Embarks on NYC Media Tour

Akrete arranged in-person interviews for David Antonelli, Executive Vice President at Bentall Kennedy U.S., with multiple trade publications including REFI and PERE in New York City, resulting in this REFI article.

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A Fall Filled with Broadcast and Podcast

In the fall of 2017, Team Akrete secured appearances on broadcast and podcast outlets for three of our clients.

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Maverick Commercial Mortgage Featured as Mobile Home Communities Expert in National Real Estate Investor (NREI):

In an interview coordinated by Akrete, Maverick founder Ben Kadish spoke with Donna Mitchell of NREI online about the new Fannie Mae loan program for mobile home cooperatives, or resident-owned communities (ROCs), and about changes in the manufactured housing sector.

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Akrete Goes West: JLL Live at DisruptCRE San Francisco

Akrete Founder and CEO Margy Sweeney and Associate Account Executive Sophie Bartolotta traveled to San Francisco to produce the third and final JLL Live at DisruptCRE livestream.  Read More

Live, from San Francisco, It’s Akrete Founder & CEO

In addition to producing the JLL Live at DisruptCRE San Francisco livestream, Akrete Founder and CEO Margy Sweeney also appeared on air to discuss Akrete’s flexible liquid workforce model.  Read More

Ready for Launch: Kingbird Properties

Akrete successfully launched new real estate investment firm Kingbird Properties to the marketplace the 2017 Fall ULI meeting.  Read More

Began work with Skender

In the summer of 2017, Akrete built out its range of commercial real estate clients by beginning PR work with Skender, a vertically integrated design, construction, and building component manufacturing firm.

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Akrete Ranked as an O’Dwyer’s Top Financial PR Firm

Akrete is honored to announce that O’Dwyer’s PR ranked our firm #20 in a list of Top Financial PR and Investor Relations Firms nationally and #13 in Chicago PR Firms. O’Dwyer’s determines the listings by reviewing firms’ net fees and staff size.

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WSJ Podcast: Key Succession Planning Tips from Akrete Client Third Federal

Akrete client Third Federal Savings and Loan was featured on June 5, 2017 in The Wall Street Journal on the podcast Watching Your Wealth: Succession Tips for a Family Business.  

 

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WSJ‘s “Life” Section Features Akrete Client, JLL and their new HQ Cafe

Akrete client JLL was featured on June 2, 2017 in The Wall Street Journal in the article The Office Barista Will Now Take Your Order.  JLL’s high-end headquarters café was featured prominently in the “LIFE” section of the WSJ.

 

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Akrete Produces First 5-hour YouTube Livestream From a #PropTech Conference

Team Akrete fed our appetite for innovation and passion for commercial real estate technology this spring. As public relations consultants to JLL and content sponsor of the DisruptCRE conference series, we produced 5 hours of continuous live video programming from the floor of each DisruptCRE conference this spring. Read More

Akrete CIO Brian Greenberg Discusses IT For a Liquid Workforce on JLL Live @ DisruptCRE – Chicago

At the JLL Live broadcast during DisruptCRE Chicago, Akrete’s CIO Brian Greenberg discussed the unique IT needs of a liquid workforce. Read More

Akrete Client Golub & Company Highlighted as Creative Developers in The Wall Street Journal

Akrete client Golub & Company was featured on April 27, 2017 in The Wall Street Journal in the article Working From Home? Real-Estate Developers Are Here to Help

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Akrete Founder and CEO Margy Sweeney Discusses Our Liquid Workforce Business Model on JLL Live @ DisruptCRE – New York City

 

On the first installment of JLL Live @ DisruptCRE – New York City in March, Margy Sweeney talked about founding a company based on a liquid workforce model. Read More

Akrete Launches PR and Marketing Communications Program for Maverick Commercial Mortgage

Akrete is pleased to welcome Maverick Commercial Mortgage as a new client. Team Akrete will create compelling content, execute an email marketing strategy, and provide national public relations services to this entrepreneurial commercial mortgage firm.

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Akrete Celebrates 5 years in Business, $1 million in Annual Revenue

We’re proud to have celebrated 5+ years in business by passing an important milestone: our first $1 million year (in annual total revenue). Thanks to our clients and team members who made this accomplishment possible. Read More

Akrete Founder and CEO Margy Sweeney Joins SomerCor 504 Board of Directors

Our Founder and CEO Margy Sweeney joined the Board of Directors for SomerCor 504, a non-profit certified development corporation dedicated to providing and servicing SBA 504 loans to Illinois small businesses. Read More

MakeOffices, an Akrete Client, Featured in WGN Radio’s Popular Business Lunch Program

Akrete client MakeOffices was featured on April 28, 2016 on WGN News’ Wintrust Business Lunch in a piece about co-working. This live radio spot featured an interview with the MakeOffices CEO. 

 

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Akrete Client Golub & Co.’s Community Investment Featured in Crain’s

Akrete client Golub & Company was featured on April 27, 2016 in the Crain’s Chicago Business article, Wabash Arts Corridor, now with more murals. The article features Golub & Company’s investment in the community and in the arts.

 

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HuffPo Article Features Akrete Client, JLL, Discussing Gender Equality in the Boardroom

Akrete client JLL was featured in January 2016 in the Huffington Post article, Why Gender Parity Must Lead from the Boardroom.

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Akrete Client, JLL, Featured on CNBC on Black Friday

Akrete client JLL was featured on November 26, 2015 (“Black Friday”) on CNBC, Consumers still want to go out and shop: JLL” Strategically timed, the CEO of JLL Retail appeared on the eve of Black Friday on CNBC discussing shopping patterns.  

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Forbes Highlights Research from Akrete Client, JLL

Akrete client JLL was featured in Forbes in the article, “Rent is Too Damn High, Even for Lawyers.

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Akrete CIO Brian Greenberg Appeared on Austin’s Ctrl+Alt+Tech Web Series

Akrete CIO Brian Greenberg had fun talking about the Akrete business model and its technology requirements on this TV show, filmed in the tech mecca of Austin, Texas.  With a team in all corners of the U.S., we take our mobile technology and cloud-based systems seriously.

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