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eugene golub

Founder & Chairman Emeritus

Eugene Golub continues to play a visionary role in the firm’s success – even after six decades in the business. As the founder of this family-owned, privately-held real estate company, Gene built a strong foundation for the firm, with a career spanning 60 years, multiple real estate cycles and two continents. Gene's considerable influence and excellent reputation in the international financial and business arena led the company’s achievement of a key milestone in 1989, establishing development activities in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia. Just prior to the return of market-driven economies to the region, the company became the first U.S. real estate firm to undertake development projects there, and continues its role as the region’s preeminent developer. In recognition of his long and distinguished career, Gene has been honored with the Central & Eastern European Lifetime Achievement Award; the Eurobuild Lifetime Achievement Award, and the real estate industry’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Urban Land Institute.


michael newman

Principal, President & CEO

Michael Newman has been Golub & Company's chief executive since 1995, leading the company through a period of notable growth in the U.S. and Central and Eastern Europe. With the firm entering its seventh decade as a prominent developer and owner of commercial and residential properties, Michael continues to steer the multi-generational family business. He focuses on exploring new markets such as the Denver/Western Region and the Southeast U.S., as well as a continued presence in the Chicago area. Having accumulated over 40 years of experience in the real estate industry, Michael is recognized as a principled and creative executive. Throughout his career, he has played a pivotal role in numerous development, acquisition, and financing transactions. Known for his unwavering dedication and fostering strong partnerships, Michael spearheads and oversees many of the firm's relationships with a diverse range of institutional and private capital partners, lenders, and joint venture collaborators. In addition to his role as chief executive, Michael serves as a member of Golub's Executive Committee, contributing to company strategy and decision-making processes. He also holds a position on the board of the Chicago Architecture Center, further highlighting his involvement and influence within the industry. Having joined Golub & Company in 1984, Michael also assumes the role of designated managing broker for Golub & Company LLC.


lee golub

Managing Principal

Lee Golub, Managing Principal, is a key leader at Golub & Company, where he drives the company's pursuit of high-profile development opportunities nationwide. Under his guidance, the firm has experienced notable growth across various property sectors and geographical markets. Lee provides leadership to the development group, ensuring the quality of ground-up construction projects. Additionally, he offers valuable insights to the asset management and marketing executives, contributing to the sustained value of each property. As a member of Golub's Executive Committee, Lee guides the company's strategy, decision-making, and relationship-building efforts. Outside of work, Lee is deeply involved in several notable organizations, serving on the boards of Chicago Gateway Green, Lookingglass Theatre, and the Magnificent Mile Association. He has been a dedicated co-chair of the City of Hope REACH (Real Estate Action Committee) social event for many years. Lee also provides his expertise as a member of the Senior Advisory Council at the Latin School of Chicago and the Architecture and Design Committee at the Art Institute of Chicago. Lee Golub joined Golub & Company in 1987, and he currently holds the position of designated managing broker for Golub & Company of Illinois LLC.


paula harris

Managing Principal & Board Chair

Paula Harris leads Golub & Company’s Asset and Portfolio Management team in the U.S. A hands-on leader with extraordinary attention to detail, Paula brings value-added opportunities to fruition, driving strong investment returns. Paula is the force behind many property-level and corporate initiatives and programs that become standard operating procedures, achieving some of the highest benchmarks in the industry, as evidenced when she was selected to receive the 2017 CREW Chicago Industry Leadership Achievement Award. Committed to sustaining the company’s reputation by empowering individuals to reach their highest potential, she oversees company-wide engagement programs that infuse the company culture with the motto, “We’re a family business that treats the business like a family.” Paula is also a member of Golub’s Executive Committee which is responsible for company strategy, decision-making, and relationship-building. Paula joined the company in 1975 and also serves as the designated managing broker for Golub Realty Services LLC.


michael goldman

executive vice president

Michael Goldman, an expert in innovative financial structures for underwriting commercial real estate transactions, has extensive experience in the debt and equity capital markets, and other forms of structured finance. Since joining Golub & Company, he has consistently orchestrated complex, successful development and acquisition transactions that have positioned the firm as an aggressive, entrepreneurial acquirer of commercial and multi-family properties throughout the U.S. With a proven track record in sourcing and analyzing investment opportunities, Michael’s lender relationships are built on a foundation of mutual, long-term respect. Michael is also a member of Golub’s Executive Committee which is responsible for company strategy, decision-making, and relationship-building. Having earned both an MBA and a BA from the University of Michigan, Michael has worked in the commercial real estate investment and related industries for more than 30 years. Michael is a licensed real estate broker with the State of Illinois. He joined Golub & Company in 1994.


Steve Hippel

Chief Financial Officer

Steve Hippel is responsible for all property and corporate accounting, tax compliance and treasury functions for the company and its affiliates. Steve holds executive responsibility for the accounting and human resource functions, providing strategic financial leadership, and support for acquisitions, dispositions and developments protecting the financial interests of the company, its investors, partners and lenders. Steve brings over 25 years of real estate experience to Golub & Company, previously serving as the Chief Financial Officer of several real estate companies, including M&J Wilkow, Ltd., Senior Lifestyle Corporation, Inland Diversified Real Estate Trust, Inc., and ORIX Real Estate Capital, Inc. Steve graduated cum laude from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and also holds a Master of Science degree in Accountancy from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. He is a CPA and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Illinois CPA Society.


adam short

Chief Investment Officer

As Chief Investment Officer, Adam plays a crucial role as a key leader in driving the continuous growth and success of the company. With a comprehensive range of responsibilities, he oversees all aspects of capital raising, acquisitions, and development, serving as a driving force behind the organization's expansion efforts. In addition, Adam manages the firm's portfolio assets, where he executes strategic business plans on behalf of Golub's partners. Bringing more than 20 years of industry experience, Adam brings a deep level of expertise to the company, contributing to its ongoing achievements. As a member of Golub's Investment Committee, he actively participates in guiding decisions related to new acquisitions, developments, and overarching business plans. Prior to joining Golub in 2006, Adam worked on Allstate Investments' debt origination team. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa and an MBA from DePaul University. Adam actively contributes to the real estate community as a board member of NAIOP Chicago and a member of DePaul's Real Estate Alumni Association.


stephen sise

Chief Operating Officer

Steve Sise, Chief Operating Officer, oversees the management of Golub's residential and commercial portfolio with a strong emphasis on achieving optimal financial and operational performance. His role entails fostering internal collaboration across all verticals and cultivating partnerships to develop and implement business strategies effectively. Steve brings expertise in acquisition, disposition, development underwriting, and asset management, which enriches Golub's overall portfolio performance. Steve actively contributes to the firm’s national expansion efforts and plays a key role in advancing the company's third-party management business. He is also a member of Golub's Investment Committee, contributing to the decision-making process regarding new acquisitions, developments, and overall business plans. Steve has spearheaded the growth of Golub's residential property management division for nearly a decade, expanding it to a current portfolio comprising 3,500 units. In 2016, he established and led the residential property management team, driving the successful launch and lease-up of six new developments encompassing a total of 2,500 units. Since joining the firm in 2008, Steve has overseen several award-winning redevelopment projects, including One East Delaware, Century Tower, 300 South Wacker, among others. Steve's commitment to the industry extends beyond his role at Golub, as he also serves as a Board Member for the Chicagoland Apartment Association and BOMA Chicago. Steve earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from John Carroll University.


bruce armstrong

senior vice president, development

Bruce Armstrong plays a leadership role in Golub’s development division. A registered architect, Bruce is responsible for overseeing all phases of major design and construction programs for Golub buildings in the U.S. He also contributes to the predevelopment evaluation of prospective development and acquisition opportunities. His ground-up construction and property renovation experience includes a variety of major high-rise mixed-use, office, hotel/convention center, high-rise residential, retail and governmental projects. Bruce earned MA and BS degrees in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, and his experience includes roles with Development Resources, Inc. and as a structural engineer with Abatangelo-Hason, Ltd. A member of the Chicago, Illinois State, and national chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Bruce joined Golub & Company in 1996.


collin mckenna

senior vice president, acquisitions

Collin McKenna is charged with sourcing, analyzing and financing development and acquisition opportunities for Golub & Company. Bringing a diversified real estate background to the firm, Collin’s previous experience includes roles with Related Midwest and Prudential Mortgage Capital Company. His active professional memberships include the Urban Land Institute, Chicago Real Estate Private Equity Network, National and Chicago Association of Realtors and the Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association. He graduated with distinction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BBA in finance, investment and banking. Collin joined Golub & Company in 2012.


Sandy Macaluso

Senior Vice President, Leasing

Sandy Macaluso is responsible for the leasing and marketing of commercial properties in the Golub & Company downtown Chicago portfolio. In addition, she provides third-party property leasing services. Sandy has more than 15 years of experience in agency leasing and tenant representation, negotiating more than 500 office and retail transactions in major U.S. markets. In a previous role, she helped reposition the Chicago Board of Trade building to draw a more diverse tenant base following a major renovation. Sandy earned a BA degree from Illinois State University and is a licensed real estate broker with the State of Illinois. She joined Golub & Company in 2018.


Olivia Wirth

Vice President, Leasing

As Vice President of Leasing for Golub & Company, Olivia is responsible for overseeing leasing efforts within the firm’s portfolio of office and medical office properties in the downtown Chicago market. She also provides tenant representation leasing services to a variety of clients throughout the Chicagoland area. Olivia brings over 9 years of leasing experience to the company’s partners and clients, and approaches each transaction with integrity, care, and perseverance. Olivia is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Illinois, a former board member of the Association of Medical Facility Professionals, and a past committee chair for CREW Chicago. She is also the 2023-2024 CREW Chicago chapter champion and a member of COLBA Chicago.


Joel Sandridge

Vice President, Design & Construction

Joel Sandridge is responsible for overseeing the execution of Golub’s domestic development projects with a focus on design, construction, and overall project management. He has extensive experience in the architecture and construction industries across numerous market sectors. Joel joined the firm from M. A. Mortenson Company where he was a Project Development Executive. He also spent several years as an Architect at Solomon Cordwell Buenz, where he led mixed-use, multifamily, student housing, and student life projects. His diverse background also includes early-stage commercial real estate development and business development. Joel holds Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.  Joel joined Golub & Company in 2020.


tim conway

Vice President, Property Management

Tim has been with the company for over 15 years, first as a General Manager and some 5 years ago, was promoted to oversee all of our commercial assets. He leads his team through tactical direction by guiding each property’s yearly business plan with the respective onsite teams. Tim brings talent and experience to this role by mentoring his staff toward efficient operation and the finest customer service. He also thrives by bringing together various stakeholders to find continuous innovation and optimal financial performance of each asset. He oversees all aspects of property management for our commercial group and assists with business development. An avid golfer, he also enjoys fishing and volunteering with his children in his free time.


Kristin Nason

Vice President, Property Management

Kristin oversees operations and leasing functions in Golub's expanding residential portfolio, driving efforts to create sustained value in properties from Chicago to San Francisco. Nason's diligence in stewarding financial operations directly feeds the firm's reputation for providing accuracy and excellence in multi-family management. Nason joined the firm's residential portfolio management team in 2016, after demonstrating her detail-driven approach to property management with Lincoln Property Company.


janine gajewski

Vice President, Accounting

Janine joined Golub in 2004 and is responsible for all corporate and trust-related accounting, including reporting, budgeting, forecasting, audits, treasury management, tax reporting, and accounts payable management. Janine’s experience also includes accounting for residential, commercial and development properties. Janine graduated from Augustana College (IL) in 2004 with a BA in Accounting and from Keller Graduate School of Management in 2008 with a Masters in Accounting and Financial Management.


wayne wozniak

Vice President, Accounting

As Vice President, Accounting at Golub, Wayne Wozniak, coordinates the financial reporting for partnerships which are invested in real estate. Since joining the company in 2004, Wayne has played a critical role in ensuring compliance with audit, tax, lender and owner requirements. Wayne’s attention to detail and experience have served to enhance the accounting function at GOLUB. He holds a BBA in Finance from Southern Illinois University and is a Certified Public Accountant.


alex newman

Vice President, Asset Management

Alex joined Golub in 2015 as a Financial Analyst supporting the Asset Management team. He is responsible for investment and market analysis related to portfolio management, acquisition, and finance. Prior to joining Golub Alex worked in various accounting and financial analysis roles at CNA Insurance and Ernst & Young, working mainly with real estate sector clients such as REIT’s and asset management companies. Alex received his Master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Virginia and his Bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and is a Certified Public Accountant.


laura newman

Vice President, Investment & Development

Laura is the Vice President of Investment & Development at Golub, a role that entails overseeing the pursuit and implementation of development projects in Denver. Her primary focus is managing Denargo Market, a $1 billion mixed-use project. Laura's responsibilities encompass all aspects of the project, including acquisition, underwriting, equity and debt capitalization, zoning and entitlements, pre-development, community engagement, investor relations, leasing, and overall project execution. In addition to her work on Denargo Market, Laura has also been involved in the acquisition of Golub’s other land sites in Denver. Prior to assuming her current position and opening Golub's Denver office in 2018, Laura held roles as a Leasing Associate and Assistant Operations Manager within the company’s Chicago office. Outside of her professional responsibilities, Laura actively participates in the community. She serves on the board of the Denver Park Trust and is a member of ULI Colorado, NAIOP Colorado Chapter, and the Downtown Denver Partnership. Laura's involvement with the Downtown Denver Partnership included participation in their Leadership Program in 2020. Laura completed her undergraduate studies at Middlebury College, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree.


Sean Felter

Vice President, Capital Markets

Sean oversees the capital markets division and leads fundraising initiatives for the firm. In this role, Sean focuses on building investor, capital, and strategic relationships instrumental for the growth of the company. Prior to joining Golub, Sean led capital markets for Arbor Lodging, a leading US hospitality-focused investor and operator. Sean held senior investor-facing and leadership roles prior to joining Arbor Lodging, including with Zelman & Associates. Sean earned his BS in Business Administration from Miami University, majoring in Finance with a minor in Economics, and an MBA from The Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. He joined Golub & Company in 2022.


Dago Blanco

Director, Marketing

​Mark Dudasik

Director, Capital Projects