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09/28/2021

Two new senior appointments at Cullinan Properties

Al Urbanski
Real Estate Editor & Manager
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Kathleen Brill, long Cullinan's director of leasing, moves up to help maintain anchor relationships and manage investor relations.

Kathleen Cullinan Brill has been named executive VP of business development and investor relations at Peoria, Ill.-based Cullinan Properties, and A. Michael Toroyan has joined the company as a VP and director of real estate.

Brill, who formerly led leasing efforts for the developer noted for mixed-use developments in urban centers, has placed tenants in more than a million sq. ft. of space. Brill will be leading business development to further expand Cullinan's medical portfolio, maintain anchor relationships, and manage investor relations with Diane Cullinan Oberhelman, the company’s founder and chairman. She will be based in the company’s Chicago office.

Toroyan, a 30-year veteran of commercial real estate, will lead the leasing and sales-related functions of Cullinan's multi-asset class real estate portfolio, including overseeing the negotiation of all leases, purchase and sale agreements, lease renewals, and lease terminations.

Among Cullinan’s most successful projects are the Streets of St. Charles in St. Charles, Mo., and The Levee District in East Peoria, Ill.

“Kathleen has cultivated an excellent network throughout her 15 years with Cullinan Properties, and this new role will allow the company to grow these valuable relationships to help us expand even further into additional markets and asset classes,” said Christopher M. West, partner and CEO of Cullinan Properties.

The company was founded in 1988 by Oberhelman, Kathleen’s mother, who started her real estate leasing office and residential space.  One of the first women to head a commercial real estate firm, Oberhelman has always kept Cullinan involved in office and residential properties, as well as retail.

Cullinan manages and owns mixed-use, retail, multi-family, office, governmental, and medical properties in Illinois, Missouri, Michigan, Florida, Georgia, and Texas.