Open Position, January 2019:  Account Director

  • Account Director
  • 20-40 hours per week
  • FTE or Independent Contractor team member
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience
  • To apply, email your resume and cover letter to Becky Reno at

PR and Marketing pros—is your New Year’s Resolution to find a new Account Director or VP-level position that works for your life? High performers, meet Team Akrete. Read More

Open Position, January 2019:  Associate Account Executive

  • Associate Account Executive
  • 40+ hours per week
  • FTE, full benefits
  • 0-2 years’ experience (internship experience preferred)
  • To apply, email your resume and cover letter to Becky Reno at

The Associate Account Executive (AAE) is a key member of our team, the entry-level professional who supports other Account team members in managing and coordinating all day-to-day operations of the clients’ PR and marketing campaigns. The AAE is the glue that holds the team together by ensuring all account management fundamentals are flawlessly buttoned up, so that the account can function as seamlessly as possible across all core projects and tasks. The AAE learns the PR and Marketing profession by executing projects as assigned by other team members and manages the work of interns to ensure all account service commitments are maintained. Read More

It’s a great start to the week on Monday morning when we see our clients in the Wall Street Journal and Fast Company.

Hearing a lot about “last mile” infrastructure? Learn how companies are getting creative with space from JLL Industrial.

What are Skender’s ambitious plans to change how we build housing? Check out Fast Company on Skender’s modular apartment prototype unveiling.

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Akrete’s clients are shaping tomorrow’s workplaces—and they’re doing it today. Individuals in the modern workforce naturally move toward companies that hold the same values that they cherish in their own personal lives and boast workplace cultures reflective of their individual image and lifestyles. When looking for new cities and facilities to relocate to, corporations are starting to follow the same thinking, and real estate investors are choosing the locations, and creating the environments, that attract and retain talent.

Last month, VF Corporation, the North Face parent company and global leader in outdoor apparel, pinpointed the city of Denver and Akrete client Bentall Kennedy’s LEED Gold Certified building (pictured above) as the perfect embodiments of its corporate values and culture.

In planting itself in a progressive, green-centric city like Denver, VF is firmly rooting itself quite literally in sustainability, and bullishly projecting long-term growth for not only their outdoor brands; but for an outdoor, eco-conscious culture to continue to find new peaks in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.


Read more about this news in media coverage from The Denver Post.

Politics and real estate have always been intertwined. As election day draws near in Illinois, many are asking: Is commercial real estate a key component of improving business growth in Illinois? At a recent lunch event hosted by Akrete client SIOR Chicago, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner seemed to think so. In conversation with David Kahnweiler, SIOR, Non-Executive Chairman at Colliers, Rauner discussed the successes of his first term and his plans for a second term—including policies that would make Illinois a business destination in the Midwest.


Read more about the event from media coverage in The Real Deal.

The NAIOP Market Share blog has long been a top industry resource for the latest insights into trending commercial real estate topics. Since its launch in 2015, Market Share has published more than 500 posts—and out of its top 10 posts of all time, Akrete has written numbers 2 and 3!

Why Industrial Real Estate Is Poised to Break Records in 2017,” with trends from the 2017 JLL Industrial Investment Outlook, rounded out the top 3, and “Heads Up: The 5 Hidden Expenses of Open Ceilings” is the second-most read article, with insights from Skender on the popular office trend.

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Akrete and Skender Nominated for PRNews Platinum Award

Teamwork makes the dream work! Akrete’s collaboration with Skender on our PR campaign announcing Skender’s vertical integration has been nominated for a PRNews Platinum Award.

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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