Thursday, November 13, 2008

Michael Tobin to Head Centene Project

U.S. Equities Realty announced that real estate management veteran Michael Tobin will oversee its Centene Plaza project, a mixed-use urban center housing Centene Corporation's headquarters in Clayton.

"We are thrilled to have such a visionary and respected industry executive joining our talented team," said Robert A. Wislow, chairman and CEO of U.S. Equities. "The depth and breadth of Mike's experience enhances our group's expertise and allows us to focus on our pursuit of new development opportunities."

With 33 years of experience in Chicago's commercial real estate industry, Tobin most recently served as a partner with Northern Realty Group where he oversaw all acquisition and development efforts. Tobin generated more than $325 million in development projects during his ten years with the firm. Prior to joining Northern Realty Group, Tobin spent six years as president and chief operating officer of Central Station Development Corporation where he directed the development of a 100-acre mixed-use community on Chicago's lakefront. In addition, Tobin spent eight years as vice president of development for Metropolitan Structures, Inc., where he managed more than $650 million in development.

Tobin holds a bachelor's and a master of architecture degree from the University of Michigan, and is a licensed architect and real estate broker. He resides in Highland Park, Ill. and sits on Chicago's Near South Planning Board and the University of Michigan's Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning Real Estate Advisory Board.

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