Chicago-based real estate investment and development firm Golub & Co. has promoted Samantha Patinkin from assistant manager to assistant operations manager.

In her new role at Golub, Patinkin manages company-wide programs, including the Golub University program and new employee onboarding. She also collaborates with the portfolio management team, and guides the set-up of new property management offices, audits properties to ensure compliance with company procedures, and trains property staff on contact administration and insurance requirements. Patinkin reports to Golub’s Vice President of Human Resources Meredith Lewis.

“Samantha’s expertise in operational and technology training, her background in organizational psychology and her success in setting up successful programs at Golub buildings combine to make her the ideal choice for this key role at our company,” said Lewis. “In directing our employee onboarding and training processes, Samantha exemplifies our firm’s reputation for high quality and consistent client service.”

Prior to joining Golub in 2013, Patinkin led operations and systems training at AKA, served as operations assistant at Lincoln Property Co., and worked as a human resources assistant at Standard Parking Corp. When she first joined Golub, she served as assistant manager of 225 West Washington, an office building in Chicago owned and managed by the company.

Patinkin holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and a Master’s degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Link: Meet Golub & Co’s New Assistant Operations Manager


Chicago-based Golub & Company has added Laura Newman as assistant operations manager on the Portfolio Management team. She will focus on the execution of capital projects, major renovations, large tenant improvement projects and energy initiatives.

Newman comes to Golub from Cyclone Energy Group, where she managed energy efficiency advisory services for the company’s growing client base in Chicago’s commercial real estate industry.

She is active in both Chicago’s real estate and energy and sustainability communities, and is a member of Chicago’s Young Real Estate Professionals and the United States Green Building Council. She is also a Middlebury College Alumni Interviewer and is involved with the Women’s Leadership Workshop of the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.

Link: Laura Newman Joins Golub’s Portfolio Management Team