Trager Returns to MB Real Estate

Chicago | August 03, 2016

CHICAGO, August 3, 2016 – With over 15 years of experience and leasing over 2.5 million square feet in downtown Chicago, Ellen Trager returns to MB Real Estate (MBRE) after a 10 year hiatus.

“This is wonderful news,” said Mark Buth, executive vice president -managing director of Leasing Services of MBRE. “Ellen had an amazing career with us for 15 years. We were sorry for us, but happy for her, that she left for 10 years to start a family. Now, she’s in position to rejoin the team and begin Amazing Career – Part 2, beginning with an important leasing assignment she had already shown great success with: One North LaSalle. With the new improvements coming to One North LaSalle, from a renovated lobby to outstanding tenant amenities, including a fitness center, lounge, conference spaces and a rooftop terrace, Ellen’s return couldn’t come at a better time. MBRE and I, personally, couldn’t be more delighted.”

After joining MB Real Estate in 1999, Trager completed 120 lease transactions at One North LaSalle, One North Dearborn and 360 North Michigan during a total renovation of all three properties. Following the successful repositioning of those assets, she headed the marketing efforts at 200 West Jackson, where she was responsible for leasing and worked closely on a renovation and rebranding campaign.

Trager earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is a past president of the Commercial Real Estate Organization (CREO) and a licensed real estate broker in the state of Illinois.

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