Our Company - Magellan Development Group

Setting new standards in real estate development

We design and develop award-winning spaces, ranging from multi-family residential to commercial; from institutional to governmental; educational to medical.

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Our reputation for excellence is based upon the guidance and wisdom of our Co-Founders Joel Carlins & Jim Loewenberg

We have successfully developed more than $5 billion of residential, mixed-use and commercial projects

We have developed more than 8,000 residential units

Vista's most expensive unit sale price (5th highest priced condominium sold in Chicago's history)

Vista contains the highest condominium (in feet above ground level) in Chicago

We have successfully constructed 11,270 vertical feet of residential and mixed-use high-rises

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    Our Team

  • Co-Chief Executive Officer

    Joel M. Carlins

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  • Co-Chief Executive Officer

    James Loewenberg

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  • President

    David J. Carlins

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  • Chief Marketing Officer

    Robin Loewenberg Tebbe

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  • Chief Financial Officer

    Laura Buel

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  • Executive Vice President

    Sean P. Linnane

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  • Executive Vice President

    Brian Gordon

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  • Executive Vice President

    Kristopher Schwengel

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  • Senior Vice President of Sales

    Leila Zammatta

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  • Executive Vice President

    Renee Wersching

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  • General Counsel

    Kimberly Sharon

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  • Vice President of Development

    Jeremy Oremland

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  • National Marketing Director

    James Losik

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  • Vice President of Architecture & Design

    Kathy Schaack

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  • Vice President of Architecture & Design

    Patrick D. Borzenski

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  • Vice President of Architecture & Design

    Todd Wendell

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  • Vice President of Architecture & Design

    David Lencioni

  • Vice President of Leasing

    Sherri Cuda

  • Executive Assistant

    Alexandra Garcia

  • Leasing & Operations Manager

    Ben Treutler

  • Property Accountant

    Beth Marcelo

  • Senior System Administrator

    Charlie Buhman

  • Controller

    Christine M. Powell

  • Project Coordinator

    Chris Sharkey

  • Marketing Manager

    Christy Kotas-Cho

  • Property Manager, Exhibit on Superior

    Dana Watson Carroll

  • Property Manager, Aqua at Lakeshore East

    Debbie Graff

  • Facility Manager

    Galab Bankov

  • Staff Accountant

    Gloria Aguilera

  • Project Coordinator

    Jennifer Wilson

  • Financial Analyst

    Jeri Chen

  • Property Manager, Wolf Point West

    Jillian DiCola

  • QA/QC Manager

    John Wolinski

  • Graphic Designer

    Jonathan Aube-Rokicki

  • Development Associate

    J.R. Berger

  • Senior Project Manager

    Kara Pellaton

  • Art Director

    Karen Hakimian

  • Director of Human Resources

    Kate Mahoney

  • Receptionist

    Kathy Biondo

  • Marketing Coordinator

    Kaycie Kotas

  • Design Consultant

    Kelly Drinnan

  • Marketing Coordinator

    Kim Kelly

  • System Administrator

    Krzysztof Flis

  • Design Consultant

    Lee S. Okamoto

  • Senior Network Engineer

    Luis A. Ruiz

  • Attorney at Law

    Margaret M. Cahill

  • Property Accountant

    Maria Contreras

  • Project Coordinator

    Mark Hauser

  • Vice President of Operations

    Mary Kuhn

  • Controller

    Peter A. Newman

  • Treasurer

    Phyllis Stuenkel

  • IT Support Technician

    Ricardo Soto

  • Senior Project Manager

    Robert C. Owak

  • Senior Accountant

    Sandi Doretti

  • Administrative Assistant of Construction

    Sedina Kamencic

  • Paralegal

    Sue Weiss

  • Attorney at Law

    Tiffany Harper

  • Legal & Human Resources Assistant

    Tori Ward

  • Property Manager, Gallery on Wells

    Trudy Castle

  • Executive Assistant

    Valerie Baldassin

  • Community Relations Director

    Vanessa Casciano

  • Accounts Payable Specialist

    Vanessa Mendoza

Awards

Magellan and its affiliates have been honored by several prominent organizations locally and internationally with over 60 awards for excellence.

Awards

Magellan and its affiliates have been honored by several prominent organizations locally and internationally with over 60 awards for excellence.

2017

Wolf Point West

“Silver Ribbon” in the Chicago River Blue Awards

Friends of the Chicago River

2017

Wolf Point West

NAIOP Chicago’s Multifamily Development of the Year Award

2017 Awards for Excellence

2017

Exhibit on Superior

Chicagoland Apartment Association

Two/Three Bedroom Model Unit category

2017

Exhibit on Superior

Best of Downtown Awards- Friends of Downtown

Best New Building Award

2012

Coast at Lakeshore East

Curbed Awards

Best New Highrise

2012

Aqua Blu Hotel

Greater North Michigan Avenue Association

Development of the Year Award  

2012

The Park at Lakeshore East

Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ILCA)

Gold Award - Christy Webber Landscape  

2010

Aqua at Lakeshore East

Chicago Architecture Foundation

Patron of the Year, Magellan Development Group – Aqua at Lakeshore East

2010

Lakeshore East

AIA Illinois

Daniel Burnham Honor Award

2010

Aqua at Lakeshore East

AIA Chicago

Distinguished Building Award

2010

Magellan Development Group

Chicagoland Apartment Association

Community Service Program

2010

Aqua at Lakeshore East

Chicagoland Apartment Association

Property Excellence Award

2010

Aqua at Lakeshore East

Chicagoland Apartment Association

Community Amenities Award

2010

Magellan Realty

Best of Chicago Award by the US Local Business Association

#1 in the condominium catergory

2010

Aqua at Lakeshore East

Structural Engineers Association of Illinois

Best Large Structure Award

2009

Magellan Development Group

Crain’s Chicago Business

#1 Largest Homebuilder #83 Chicago’s Largest Privately Held Companies

2009

340 on the Park

Chicago Agent Magazine

Agents Choice Awards- Favorite eco-friendly project

2009 & 2007

Magellan Development Group

Chicago Association of Realtors- Hall of Fame

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2009

The Tides at Lakeshore East

Chicagoland Apartment Association

Property Excellence Award

2008

Magellan Realty

U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA)

Best of Chicago Award in the Condominiums Category

2008

Aqua and The Park at Lakeshore East

The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design

American Architecture Awards

2008

The Park at Lakeshore East

Mayor Daley’s Landscape Award

Specialized Gardens

2008

340 on the Park

Chicago Building Congress

Project of Merit, Pride in Construction Awards Residential Project of the Year

2007

Aqua at Lakeshore East

Chicago Agent Magazine

Best Amenities

2007

340 on the Park & The Park at Lakeshore East

Chicago Association of Realtors

Good Neighbor Award

2007

Lakeshore East Master Plan

Greater North Michigan Avenue Association

Development of the Year, The Lakeshore East Development

Awards

Magellan and its affiliates have been honored by several prominent organizations locally and internationally with over 60 awards for excellence.

2016

Coast at Lakeshore East

The Chicago Athenaeum-American Architecture Award

2014

LPM Apartments, Minneapolis

Finance & Commerce

Top Project  

2012

Aqua at Lakeshore East

American Council of Engineering Companies

Grand Award

2011

Magellan Development Group

Engineering News Record

Owner of the Year

2009

Magellan Development Group

Professional Builder Magazine

#40 Largest builders in the United States

2008

Magellan Development Group

Big Builder Magazine

Apex Award- David Carlins, President of Magellan Development Group

2008

The Chandler and The Regatta at Lakeshore East

Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) Award

2007

The Shoreham at Lakeshore East

National Apartment Association

Paragon Award “Best Apartment Community in the Nation”

2007

340 on the Park & The Park at Lakeshore East

Midwest Construction Magazine

Best of 2007

2007

The Tides at Lakeshore East

US Architecture

Top Project

Awards

Magellan and its affiliates have been honored by several prominent organizations locally and internationally with over 60 awards for excellence.

2011

Aqua at Lakeshore East

International Property Award and Americas Property Award

Best Residential High-Rise Development (in association with Bloomberg Television and Google),

2011

Aqua at Lakeshore East

FIABCI (International Real Estate Federation) Prix d’Excellence Award

2009

Aqua at Lakeshore East

Emporis International Skyscraper of the Year

2008

Lakeshore East Master Plan

FIABCI (International Real Estate Federation) Prix d’Excellence Award

Lakeshore East Master Plan (Only winner in the US in 2008)