People on the move: New partner at MichaelSilver; Glenstar names director

• Deerfield-based MichaelSilver has named CPA Quinn Harris as a firm partner.

Harris brings more than 15 years of experience in high-level tax advisory and compliance roles within leading accounting firms. Throughout his career, Quinn has been pivotal in directing tax strategy and compliance, spearheading initiatives to integrate tax advisory services with corporate goals.

He is widely recognized for his aptitude in communicating complex tax issues clearly to diverse stakeholders and for his strong leadership in mentoring tax professionals. His expertise spans ASC 740, cross-border taxation for multinational corporations.

Quinn is a member of the Illinois CPA Society, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the National Association of Black Accountants.

Glenstar names Adam Parritz as director

Adam Parritz Courtesy of Glenstar

• Chicago-based Glenstar, a national commercial real estate developer, owner and property manager, named Adam Parritz as director to lead its Strategic Office Operator Services.

The new strategic initiative assists third-party owners of Class A offices in increasing net operating income and overall asset value through strategic planning; enhanced tenant recruitment and retention; improved operating efficiencies; and proactive management.

Glenstar has more than 20 years of experience in successfully redeveloping, owning and operating office assets. It plans to work with lenders, investors, special servicers and receivers in the process of revaluating business plans for office assets in Chicago, Dallas and their surrounding markets.

Parritz is a 10-year commercial real estate veteran and most recently served as asset manager at Värde Partners, a global alternative investment firm, where he co-managed a real estate limited partner equity and debt portfolio with a combined value of more than $4 billion.

“With so much uncertainty in the market and so few buyers right now, many owners and lenders with office properties need advice on what to do with their assets — or they know what to do but are not staffed for it,” Parritz said. “Using our experience as owners that have successfully turned around multiple properties in different markets across the country, we can advise others on the strategies that will generate revenue, drive tenant satisfaction and create value.”

Pulse Technology’s Stephen Sheridan named ‘Difference Maker’

Stephen Sheridan Courtesy of Pulse Technology

• Schaumburg-based Pulse Technology’s Service Director Stephen Sheridan has been named to the coveted “Difference Maker” list by the national trade journal ENX Magazine, published in May 2024.

Each year, ENX Magazine seeks peer and industry recommendations for the people making a difference in the industry. The magazine editors wrote, “The Difference Makers get things done, regardless of the degree of difficulty, because they’re predisposed to critical thinking and problem solving.”

Sheridan is a 43-year employee of Pulse Technology. He oversees the service functions of the company, including the service department, warehouse operations, and dispatching for the company’s Illinois and Indiana locations. He first joined the company right out of high school when the company was known as Des Plaines Office Equipment. He began his career building fuser rollers and setting up equipment back in high school.

“I’m grateful to ENX Magazine for this honor,” said Sheridan, adding, “We all appreciate the great work that ENX does to provide coverage of and support for our industry.”

Bradford Allen adds industry veterans Angela Burnett and Sean Kenny

Angela Burnett Courtesy of Bradford Allen
Sean P. Kenny Courtesy of Bradford Allen

• Bradford Allen, a national full-service real estate firm, has added Angela Burnett as director of operations and Sean P. Kenny as director of engineering.

They will work out of the firm’s downtown Chicago headquarters. Both will report to Jennifer Murphy, president of management services, who joined Bradford Allen last fall and is responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of the firm’s growing office portfolio, which comprises 4.5 million square feet of owned and managed properties in Chicago and nationally.

Burnett will work directly with on-site property management teams around the country on operational processes, efficiencies, delivery of high-level tenant experience and execution of capital projects. Kenny will work across the same portfolio, leading on-site property management, engineering and maintenance teams on building procedures, and overseeing operations and maintenance of plumbing, electrical, mechanical, structural and life safety equipment and systems.

Burnett is a veteran commercial real estate professional with 20 years of experience in mixed-use asset management. She most recently served as senior property manager at Chicago’s Willis Tower for 16 years.

Kenny has 25 years of experience overseeing building engineering and facilities management. He previously served as chief engineer with CBRE.

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