Kevin M. Purcell

Kevin M. Purcell

President Leasing & Management Services


    For the past 20 years, Kevin has been active in all facets of commercial real estate, including asset management, development, construction, workouts and leasing. Under his leadership MB Real Estate’s asset management portfolio has increased more than 100% and now exceeds 20 million square feet across the country. Kevin has worked closely with clients such as GE Asset Management, the City of Chicago, Wirtz Realty Corporation, and AREA Property Partners. 

    Currently President of Leasing and Management Services, Kevin is responsible for business lines which include asset management, agency leasing, construction management and accounting. Prior to his advancement to Chief Operating Officer, Kevin oversaw the $125 million repositioning and redevelopment of a vintage property portfolio in downtown Chicago in which he directed all leasing efforts. As a result of Kevin’s management, the occupancy levels of the portfolio rose from 20% to 92%. He also secured Class L real estate tax status for several of the properties. 

    Kevin sits on the board of directors for BOMA Chicago as well as numerous civic organizations. Most notably, he was recently appointed as a fellow in the Leadership Greater Chicago program. Leadership Greater Chicago is the only organization in the Chicago area that brings together diverse leaders from the business, professional, nonprofit and government sectors to examine issues facing the metropolitan community. Kevin was one of 37 Fellows which were selected from more than 100 candidates for the class of 2014. 


    • Bachelor of Science - Accounting, Depaul University 

    • Licensed real estate broker in the State of Illinois
    • Named to Leadership Greater Chicago's Fellows Class 2014

    • Board of Directors for Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA/Chicago)
    • Board of Directors, Ingalls Memorial Hospital
    • Board of Directors for Consolidated School District 230 (Building and Finance Committee)
    • Owner of a senior citizens care facility in Homewood, Illinois
    • Board of Trustees for University of Chicago Medical Center 

    • The Chetrit Group
    • City of Chicago
    • Credit Suisse First Boston
    • GE Asset Management
    • Loeb Partners Realty
    • TMW Limited Partnership