New York, NY (PRWEB) November 30, 2007
Real Estate Arts (REA) announced today that Rena Henderson Mason has joined the company as vice president for business development. She will be working in the company's Chicago office, where her duties will encompass both client contact on existing business and working on REA's plans for growth by attracting new business from existing and new clients. "We're absolutely delighted that Rena is coming aboard," said Michael Goodgold, president of REA. "She brings to us both outstanding professional accomplishments as well as elite and unusual educational credentials."
Mason has broad real estate experience in the office, industrial and multi-family sectors and has worked in leasing management, asset management and sales throughout the U.S. Most recently Mason worked as an investment sales broker focused on multi-family properties preceded by her job as Finance and Planning Director for the Chicago Reader. Before that she was an asset manager for class A office properties in South Florida for the Tribune company's corporate real estate department. Her responsibilities included leasing office and industrial space for their broadcasting and print business units. What's more, she completed more than $50 million in sales of their excess real estate. Rena entered the real estate field in leasing and management of downtown and suburban office properties in Chicago for the predecessor to Jones Lang LaSalle. Upon receiving her B.S. in Finance from Georgetown University she became an analyst at Lehman Brothers in the Public Finance department in New York and Chicago, followed by earning an MBA from Harvard University. She also completed a comedy writing program at Second City in Chicago.
"As demanding and serious as the real estate field is," said Mason, "I think that it's important to maintain one's sense of humor. My 'extra-curricular' work at Second City has been a big help."