CHICAGO – Transwestern today announces Micah Larmie and Katie Sakach have been promoted to newly created positions as Co-leaders of the Midwest Asset Services Group. Larmie and Sakach will provide oversight and client support for Transwestern’s growing Midwest management portfolio, encompassing 19 million square feet of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use assets throughout Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis and Milwaukee.
“The new roles are designed to support our growth in the Midwest and elevate our client-focused approach by adding more capacity and expertise to our already talented team,” said Bob Demark, Transwestern’s Midwest Senior Vice President of Asset Services.
Larmie was previously Senior Vice President and General Manager of 500 W. Madison St., a premier 1.5 million-square-foot, Class A office tower in the West Loop. Having been active in commercial real estate for over 16 years, Larmie joined Transwestern in 2014 and has extensive experience operating Class A office, industrial and mixed-use properties, as well as in acquisitions and dispositions, and development and redevelopment.
Sakach served as Vice President and General Manager of 200 W. Madison St., a prestigious 900,000-square-foot, Class A office tower in Chicago. Sakach, who joined Transwestern in 2003, has over 20 years of experience operating Class A and B assets, including several award-winning properties. Throughout her career, Sakach has been responsible for proactive expense management, capital and project administration, major contract procurement, and exceptional tenant relations.
“Micah and I are both honored and thrilled to grow with the Transwestern team,” said Sakach. “We look forward to enhancing our services throughout the Midwest by providing streamlined operations and exceptional value to our clients and occupants through our innovative approach to service, called The Transwestern Experience.”
The Transwestern Experience is an innovative approach that reflects the firm’s unique culture while producing measurable results for clients. The four key goals of The Transwestern Experience include consistently creating positive experiences, connecting the dots between internal and external service, rupturing industry stereotypes, and building passion about purpose. This service mindset permeates all business lines at Transwestern, including property management. The approach has resulted in an average 12 percent increase in overall tenant satisfaction, with 94 percent satisfaction in response speed/efficiency, 89 percent in accuracy/attention to detail, and 91 percent in collaboration/partnership.
Transwestern is a privately held real estate firm of collaborative entrepreneurs who deliver a higher level of personalized service – the Transwestern Experience. Specializing in Agency Leasing, Tenant Advisory, Capital Markets, Asset Services and Research, our fully integrated global enterprise adds value for investors, owners and occupiers of all commercial property types. We leverage market insights and operational expertise from members of the Transwestern family of companies specializing in development, real estate investment management and research. Based in Houston, Transwestern has 35 U.S. offices and assists clients through more than 180 offices in 37 countries as part of a strategic alliance with BNP Paribas Real Estate. Experience Extraordinary at transwestern.com and @Transwestern. For updates from the Chicago office, follow @TranswesternCHI.
Rebecca Boykin, Taylor Johnson