CHICAGO, IL, Oct 9, 2017 – Gilbane Building Company has welcomed Kevin Connolly as a senior manager of business development in their downtown Chicago office. Mr. Connolly brings with him a solid reputation in the AEC industry and over 10 years of experience in several markets including office, industrial, mixed-use, retail, hospitality and healthcare. Most recently, Mr. Connolly led preconstruction and business development efforts for his previous employer.
In his career to date, Kevin has worked for both construction companies and real estate developers and in a variety of roles including owner’s representative, preconstruction, business development/sales and project management. This diverse background will bolster Gilbane’s strategic efforts in the downtown Chicago market.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to have Kevin join our efforts. He will be an integral part of and a significant contributor to our private sector growth initiative,” said Gary Thalheimer, vice president/district manager at Gilbane Building Company
Mr. Connolly is a graduate of Northern Michigan University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. He is a member of the Internal Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the National Association of Industrial Office Properties (NAIOP). He is also a Commissioner for the Village of Barrington Architectural Review Commission and is on the Associate Board for the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation.
About Gilbane Building Company
Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, general contracting, design-build and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world. For more information, visit http://www.gilbaneco.com.
Gilbane has two permanent offices located in Chicago, as well as an extensive knowledge of the Chicagoland market including construction processes, area subcontractors/suppliers, local M/WBE contractors, and familiarity with Chicago jurisdictional authorities. With 39 years of success in the highly competitive Chicagoland market, Gilbane is committed to continuing the strong tradition of excellence in the Chicago construction industry.