Brennan Hires John Culbertson as Senior Vice President

Culbertson to spearhead new investments in the Carolinas and Port of Savannah

CHICAGO, August 2, 2016 -- Brennan Investment Group is pleased to announce that John Culbertson has joined the company as a Senior Vice President of Acquisitions. Mr. Culbertson will source industrial property investments throughout both the Carolinas and the Port of Savannah in Georgia. Mr. Culbertson will also oversee all operational activities within his region, including management and leasing.

Prior to joining Brennan Investment Group, Mr. Culbertson worked for Trammell Crow from 2000 to 2006, sourcing new business and providing leadership for Trammell Crow’s southeast sector. Mr. Culbertson negotiated national telecommunication projects, and successfully managed the disposition of the Charlotte Coliseum, earning acclaim in the national press for his leadership and creative execution. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Culbertson worked for International Airport Centers, having multi-site, multi-project responsibility, including overseeing the renovation of a World War II deportation warehouse. 

Michael Brennan Named "Most Inspirational CEO" in Real Estate Forum's 2016 Leadership Issue

CHICAGO, July 11, 2016 -- Michael Brennan has orchestrated more than $10 billion in industrial real estate transactions, forming some of the most successful firms in the business, including First Industrial, in the course of his 25-year career. His current firm is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year with over $1 billion in real estate investments. He literally wrote the book on the industrial property sector and has received accolades for his leadership achievements from both the CRE community and the broader business world. In addition to his current position at Brennan Investment Group, he is executive director of the University of Wisconsin’s James A Graaskamp Center for Real Estate.

Yet all of these achievements do not define who Brennan is as a leader, if the input we received from his staff and colleagues is any indication. When discussing Brennan – who today is chairman and managing principal of Brennan Investment Group – they use words like “caring,” “kind,” “tireless,” “committed,” “nurturing” and, above all, “inspirational.” His success story, combined with a genuine appreciation for, and openness with, the people who work with him is what makes him an ideal leader and one that CRE professionals want to follow.

Brennan Completes Acquisition & Leaseback of Packaging Wholesalers' Headquarters in Elgin, IL

Transaction is Largest Industrial Sale-Leaseback in Chicago Market during Second Quarter of 2016

CHICAGO, July 6, 2016 -- Brennan Investment Group, LLC, a private real estate investment firm that acquires, develops, and operates industrial facilities, announced its purchase, and simultaneous leaseback to The Packaging Wholesalers of a 443,103 square foot facility located at 1717 Gifford Road in Elgin, IL. The Packaging Wholesalers offer packaging products and shipping supplies to distributors nationwide. The building serves as the company’s headquarters and primary distribution warehouse.

Kevin Brennan, Vice President of Acquisitions at Brennan Investment Group stated, “We are pleased to complete the acquisition of 1717 Gifford Road, located in the Northwest Cook County submarket of Chicago. The Chicago market has demonstrated strong fundamentals, evidenced by nearly 6 consecutive years of positive net absorption, and an overall occupancy of 96.1%.”