Team Members

Executive Management

Molly McShane

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Molly provides day-to-day leadership and management of The McShane Companies, focusing her efforts on long-term strategic growth and operational excellence.

Molly consistently delivers innovative thinking on behalf of a wide range of projects, markets and geographical areas. During her long-standing tenure with the McShane organization, she has held a variety of positions within the construction and development businesses. She has focused on a wide variety of product types and, as a result, possesses extensive knowledge of the industrial, multi-family, office, healthcare and commercial market sectors.

This comprehensive experience grants Molly a unique perspective of the entire commercial real estate development and construction process, contributing to the overall growth and success of the firm.


  • Boston College
    Bachelor of Science – Marketing
  • Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management
    Master of Business Administration – Finance and Real Estate Management

Professional Affiliations:

  • NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Development Association) – Chicago Chapter – Emeritus Board (Previous President, Board of Directors, Secretary and Awards of Excellence Co-Chair)
  • ULI’s Women’s Leadership Initiative – Chicago Chapter – Advisory Board & Executive Board Co-Chair
  • IWIRE Chicago (Industrial Women in Real Estate) – Advisory Board
  • Marquette University’s Commercial Real Estate Advisory Board
  • Goldie Initiative mentor
  • U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

Awards and Recognition:

  • Crain’s Chicago Business – 2019 Notable Women in Commercial Real Estate
  • Globe Street – 2019 Women of Influence
  • Midwest Real Estate News Magazine– 2016 Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame
  • Chicago Business Journal – 2015 Woman of Influence
  • Real Estate Forum Magazine – 2015 Top 50 Under 40

Representative Experience