NORTHBROOK, Ill. – Northbrook, Ill.-based Pine Tree Commercial Realty recently announced Julie Zamudio as vice president of design and construction, according Pine Tree Executive Vice President of Design and Construction Lee Pearson.

Prior to joining Pine Tree, Julie Zamudio, of McHenry, Ill., was most recently lead manager of the multi-site group banking and retail sectors for Lend Lease Construction Inc. in their Chicago office. There, she was responsible for business development, strategic direction and overall execution, including the development and implementation of budgets, financials and reporting of the construction group retail sector. Julie also served five years with General Growth Properties at their Chicago office as the director of construction (2009-10) and senior director of development (2005-09). Earlier, she was with with Edgemark Development Services in Oakbrook, Ill.(formerly Tanguay Burke Stratton) as vice president of development and construction, and Amli Realty Co. based in Chicago as vice president of construction.

She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering / Structural from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, has been an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) since 1998, and currently serves on the ICSC Programming Committee for CenterBuild.  

“We are very excited to have Julie join our team in this new position,” says. Mr. Pearson. “She brings a wealth of experience in project management, entitlements, leasing and retail development that will add professional depth and capacity to our investment partners and customers. As development activity in the market continues to grow, her skill set is a welcome addition that will allow us to effectively manage expectations for years to come.” 

Pine Tree Commercial Realty LLC is a full-service real estate development company based in Northbrook, Ill. Since its founding in 1995, Pine Tree has acquired and developed 67 properties valued over $675 million. The company’s projects are located across the United States.