Golub & Company

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our revered and beloved employee, Debbie Frank. Debbie approached her battle with cancer as she did everything in life – with strength, determination and humor. Tragically, she passed on December 16, 2020, leaving behind her husband and young daughter.

Debbie’s expertise in commercial real estate leasing ran deep. Her 20-year career began in New York City, where she worked on the iconic Rockefeller Center. Debbie joined Golub & Company in 2006 and spent the next 14 years building relationships in the Chicago real estate community and organizations supporting the advancement of women in CRE such as CREW Chicago and The Goldie Initiative. She played a key role in stabilizing many high-profile Golub assets including 875 N. Michigan Avenue (formerly the John Hancock Center) and 300 South Wacker Drive, and was promoted to senior vice president and leader of our expanding commercial portfolio in 2017.

“Debbie’s immense talent for business and deep compassion for others earned her the love, trust and respect of all who had the joy of working with her here at Golub & Company,” said Golub Principals Michael Newman, Lee Golub and Paula Harris. “Her bright light, warm smile, wicked sense of humor and infectious joie de vivre will truly be missed. It will be our mission to ensure that Debbie’s legacy lives on.”