January 12, 2017
CHICAGO – Transwestern today announces it has expanded its Midwest office and industrial brokerage teams with five new producers. June Simonian and Michael Cello have been appointed senior vice presidents in the firm’s Chicago Tenant Advisory Services team. In addition, the industrial team in Rosemont has appointed Michael Bacik as senior vice president and Paul Boccellari and Brian Pomorski as associates.
“These professionals represent the best in commercial brokerage talent, and they’ve joined Transwestern because of our client-driven, forward-thinking approach,” said Mike Watts, Transwestern’s Midwest president. “In 2017 and beyond, we’ll continue to grow our business across the Midwest and nationally by investing in the people who make Transwestern a leader in client service and satisfaction.”
Simonian has more than 25 years of experience representing tenants in Chicago and nationally and has been recognized for her negotiating skills, in-depth market expertise and long-term client relationships. Previously serving at Cushman & Wakefield, she has advised both established corporations and startups across diverse industries, including technology and not-for-profit, assisting clients with build-to-suit properties and the acquisition of existing office, medical and flex spaces.
Formerly a senior broker at Cushman & Wakefield, Cello brings nearly 20 years of experience to Transwestern. He has represented a number of clients in the technology industry, including QuikOrder, InStep Software LLC and Xerox, and has executed numerous data center leases in downtown Chicago.
Bacik has more than 29 years of experience in multiple areas of real estate and has completed more than 750 transactions locally and nationally. As senior director, he will provide agency leasing, tenant advisory and investment sales services to industrial occupiers, owners and investors. Previously a director at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Bacik has implemented national and international real estate strategies on behalf of clients such as Conair Corp., Brightstar Corp. and Frito-Lay Inc.
Boccellari and Pomorski specialize in tenant advisory and agency leasing, respectively. Formerly a residential real estate broker with Coldwell Banker and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Boccellari subsequently transitioned into commercial brokerage. Prior to joining Transwestern, Pomorski worked as a commercial appraiser at both Cushman & Wakefield and MP Appraisals.
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