David J. Friedman

CHICAGO—David J. Friedman has just joined Conor Commercial Real Estate, a member of the McShane Companies, as president. Friedman will help run the national real estate development and investment firm from its headquarters in northwest suburban Rosemont. He will handle the operations, finances, acquisitions, leasing and disposition activities of the company including its regional offices in Austin, Dallas and Houston, Phoenix and Irvine, CA.

“The selection of Friedman for this pivotal role within the company was carefully evaluated to ensure that our vision and objectives would be under the leadership of a highly-experienced commercial real estate professional,” says James A. McShane, the chief executive officer of McShane. “His past experiences demonstrate his ability to deliver proven results across a variety of strategies, property types and geographic markets.”

Friedman has nearly 30 years of experience in the real estate industry. Prior to joining Conor, he served as managing director at ARES Management, LLC, and led that firm’s subordinated debt and joint venture equity strategy. Friedman also served as a senior managing director for Sterling Real Estate Partners where managed a national asset portfolio including data center, land, industrial, office building and student housing investments.

As president, Friedman will lead the firm’s real estate team and portfolio including industrial, office, healthcare and multi-family developments. He will also help Conor continue expanding into new market segments and geographical areas, company officials say.

Conor has taken on a number of important projects recently. As reported in GlobeSt.com, Conor and its joint venture partner, Globe Corp. just finished Northwest Pointe, a 342,620-square-foot industrial spec project in Elgin’s Northwest Corporate Park. And last November, GlobeSt.com reported that Conor had, along with its partner Ravine Park Partners, just broken ground on the Woodview Apartments, a 248-unit luxury apartment development in suburban Deerfield.