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Inland Promotes Veteran Exec to Chief Operating Officer

Cathleen “Cassie" M. Hrtanek

The Inland Real Estate Group LLC has appointed Cathleen “Cassie” M. Hrtanek to chief operating officer. In this role, Hrtanek is responsible for Inland’s human resources, information technology, risk management, communications, marketing, and purchasing. Additionally, she will continue to serve as the corporate secretary of many Inland member companies, primarily those involved in the syndication of real estate-related securities and is an active board member of various Inland member companies.

She will report to Tony Chereso, chief executive officer and president of Inland.

“Cassie’s invaluable experience, dedication, proven track record, leadership, and profound understanding of Inland and its member companies make her a natural fit for the role,” said Chereso. “During her nearly 20 years at Inland she has always strived to drive positive change and an inclusive environment for all.”

Hrtanek joined Inland in 2005 as assistant counsel in the Inland Law Department after several years of private law firm practice. Her focus was initially on acquisition, disposition, and financing commercial real estate and gradually moved to overseeing the legal work for Inland member companies involved in the syndication of real estate-related securities. In the Inland Law Department, she most recently held the titles of associate general counsel and senior vice president.

“I am thrilled to take on this new position where I can have an even greater impact on moving Inland forward,” said Hrtanek. “I am grateful to Tony Chereso, Bob Baum, Cathy Lynch, Joe Cosenza, Bob Parks, Janet Heintz, Kristin Orlando, and so many other Inlanders who have shown me their support as I make the transition from associate general counsel to chief operating officer.”

Prior to joining Inland, Hrtanek was employed by Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon LLP in Chicago. Hrtanek has been admitted to practice law in Illinois and holds bachelor’s degrees in political science and French from the University of Notre Dame, and a J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

The Inland Real Estate Group LLC is part of The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies Inc. It has which has created, developed, and supported member companies for more than 50 years that provide real estate-related investment products and commercial real estate services for both third parties and Inland member companies.