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Molly McShane Appointed Chief Investment Officer at Conor Commercial Real Estate

July 7, 2014

David J. Friedman, President of Conor Commercial Real Estate, a member of The McShane Companies, is pleased to announce the creation of the position of Chief Investment Officer and that Molly McShane has been promoted to that role. A seasoned 12-year veteran of the commercial real estate development and construction industries and reporting directly to the President, McShane will provide strategic guidance of Conor Commercial’s national development activities within the industrial, office, healthcare and multi-family markets and office at the firm’s Rosemont, Illinois headquarters. 

In her role as Chief Investment Officer of Conor Commercial Real Estate, McShane is responsible for the overall investment process and provides assistance in the firm’s strategy development, research, and best-in-class execution of all development activities. Her expertise will enhance Conor Commercial’s systems and processes including risk management and investment strategies. McShane also serves as a member of Conor Commercial’s Investment Committee and the firm’s Advisory Board of Directors.

She will work closely with John A. Dobrott, the firm’s President – Industrial Division, and Conor Commercial’s regional development professionals to structure optimum development/investment opportunities. McShane will also be involved with special projects including new product development.

“Since joining the McShane organization in 2007 as a Financial Analyst, Molly has consistently demonstrated the skills and leadership necessary to provide direction and support to the firm’s national investment activities,” remarked Friedman. “Her experience and dedication to Conor Commercial, coupled with her energy and enthusiasm, will continue to drive the firm toward successful development decisions and structures as well as increase the overall efficiency of our investment processes on a national basis.”

McShane earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management following a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Boston College. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Chapter of NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Development Association) and is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). McShane can be contacted at:

Molly McShane, Chief Investment Officer
Conor Commercial Real Estate
9550 W. Higgins Road
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
847.692.8854 (direct dial)
mmcshane@conorcommercial.com