Our People

Developers, Builders, Groundbreakers

Our team is 150 strong and growing. Everyone plays a critical role in helping us be us. Fueled by big thinking and foresight, our leadership team has brought us to the forefront of innovation and imagination.

Andy Gloor

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO of Sterling Bay, Andy oversees a national real estate portfolio of $20B in existing and future real estate assets. In recent years, and under Andy’s leadership, Sterling Bay has strategically expanded its portfolio across the country, developing and managing world-class creative office, residential, industrial, and life science properties in over a dozen markets. Andy oversees a team of 150 professionals and leads the firm’s award-winning philanthropic initiative, SB Cares, supporting hundreds of nonprofits, including Misericordia, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, and Cara Collective.

Keating Crown

Managing Principal

Keating focuses on new acquisitions and development, as well as strategic capital pursuits and relationships. He is an integral member of Sterling Bay’s business operations, serving on the executive and investment committees. He also oversees the firm’s retail merchandising portfolio. Keating began his career at Tishman Speyer, where he was Senior Director of Development. He earned a BA from Duke University and a JD-MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and Pritzker School of Law. Keating serves as Chair of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company Board of Trustees and is on the 9/11 Memorial & Museum Board of Trustees. He is also on the board of directors for Crown Family Philanthropies, Lurie Children’s Hospital, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, and the Northwestern Memorial Foundation.

Dean Marks

Managing Principal

Dean oversees all strategic aspects of Sterling Bay’s business, including acquisitions, dispositions, lease negotiations, and debt and equity transactions. He serves on the firm’s investment, executive, charitable, and diversity and inclusion committees. Prior to joining Sterling Bay in 2009, he worked in private practice as a commercial real estate attorney at Greenberg Traurig, LLP and Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, LLP (now Dentons US, LLP). Dean earned a BA from Dartmouth College and a JD from Emory University School of Law. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and the Hellenic Bar Association.

Matt Menna

Managing Principal and Chief Design Officer

Matt leads the firm’s creative design efforts, serves on the executive and investment committees, and guides all projects requiring operational oversight or master plan design expertise. His master planning experience includes Victory Ranch, a 6,700-acre luxury residential community near Park City, Utah. Additionally, he is the Managing Principal of Four Corners Tavern Group, Inc., which operates or invests in over 20 hospitality ventures nationwide. He oversees the philanthropic arm of Four Corners and serves on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Restaurant Association. Before joining Sterling Bay in 2012, Matt spent 17 years at William Blair. He earned a BS in Business Finance from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

Chang Lee

Managing Principal, Chief Investment Officer

Chang oversees all real estate investments and capital markets for Sterling Bay, focusing on expansion into new markets and forging new ventures with institutional partners. He also serves on the firm’s executive and investment committees. Prior to joining Sterling Bay, Chang provided investment sale advisory services at Eastdil Secured, LLC. He earned a BS in Business from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He is a member of Urban Land Institute, Kellogg Real Estate Alumni Club, 100 Club of Illinois, and University of Illinois Real Estate Alumni Club.

Rodney Richerson

Managing Principal

Rodney is responsible for sourcing and closing new acquisitions and developments in the Western United States. Additionally, he serves on the firm’s investment committee. Prior to joining Sterling Bay, Rodney oversaw West Coast assets on behalf of KBS Realty Advisors and its affiliate KBS Capital Advisors. Rodney serves on a variety of industry advisory groups and is a board member of the Southern California chapter of NAIOP. He earned a BA in Business, with an emphasis in Real Estate Finance from California State University, Fullerton.

Ron Frain

Principal, Industrial Division

Ron oversees the national expansion of Sterling Bay’s industrial platform. A 55-year industry veteran, he co-founded Hawthorn Realty Group; Frain Camins & Swartchild; and Bridge Industrial (formerly Bridge Development Partners). Ron is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison and an active member of the Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers (AIREB), the National Association for Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP), Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association, and the University of Wisconsin Club of Chicago.

Dr. Suzet McKinney

Principal, Director of Life Sciences

Nationally recognized public health expert Dr. McKinney leads the strategy to expand Sterling Bay’s footprint in life sciences. Prior to joining Sterling Bay, Dr. McKinney was CEO and Executive Director of the Illinois Medical District. She holds a Doctorate from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health; received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Brandeis University (Waltham, MA), where she was also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellow; and earned her Master of Public Health degree from Benedictine University in Lisle, IL. Board memberships include the Board of Directors for Wintrust Financial Corporation, Lurie Children’s Hospital, and Thresholds.

Jessica Simons

Principal, General Counsel

Jessica oversees various aspects of Sterling Bay’s most complex and high-value acquisitions, dispositions, and financings. Prior to joining Sterling Bay in 2017, Jessica worked in private practice for 12 years as a commercial real estate attorney at Paul Hastings, LLP and Kirkland & Ellis, LLP. Jessica earned a BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan and a JD from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.

Ryan Walsh

Principal, Acquisitions

Ryan oversees the sourcing, closing, and capital formation of Sterling Bay’s investment and development opportunities across the country. He also sits on the firm’s investment committee. He has contributed to the firm’s national portfolio growth through several high-profile acquisitions, including mixed-use opportunities in Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, and Nashville, and over $4B in life science portfolio investment. Prior to joining Sterling Bay in 2017, Ryan worked as an investment sale broker at Eastdil Secured. He earned a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan and is an active member of Open Heart Magic.

Jess Brown

Principal, Leasing

As a Principal at Sterling Bay, Jess is responsible for overseeing all leasing efforts across its growing national portfolio in Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Durham, and Washington D.C. In Chicago, Jess leads the leasing strategy of Fulton Market and Lincoln Yards, a 53-acre mixed-use development coming soon the Chicago’s North Branch Corridor. Since 2015, Jessica has been an integral leader of Sterling Bay’s leasing team, specializing in overall asset strategy, lease negation, and placemaking. In recent years, Jessica has expanded her leasing expertise beyond office and retail, taking on leasing management for the firm’s new life sciences projects, including 1229 W Concord Place at Lincoln Yards, 2430 N Halsted in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood and Heritage Square in Durham, NC.

Jessica is an active member of the University of Wisconsin James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate Board of Advisors and the Women’s Board of Lincoln Park Zoo.

Mike Beringer

Chief Financial Officer

With over 17 years of real estate and accounting experience, Mike manages all aspects of Sterling Bay’s financial functions and oversees a team of finance professionals. Before joining Sterling Bay, he served as Senior Vice President of Finance for Revantage, a Blackstone Portfolio Company.

Amy Wexler

Chief Marketing Officer

Amy is responsible for driving Sterling Bay’s overall marketing vision and brand strategy. Prior to joining Sterling Bay, she served as CMO of AJ Capital Partners, leading global marketing efforts for Graduate Hotels, Marine & Lawn, and AJ Capital emerging platforms. She holds a BA in Public Relations and Advertising from DePaul University. Amy champions the communities where Sterling Bay develops; as a member of the company’s philanthropic initiative, SB Cares, she contributes to the oversight of annual donations across non-profit organizations. She also sits on the board of the Chicago Coalition for Family Building.

Keiana Barrett

Chief Diversity & Engagement Officer

On hiatus while leading the City of Chicago’s Host Committee for the 2024 Democratic National Convention

Keiana oversees the development and execution of Sterling Bay’s community integration and diversity inclusion strategies. With over 20 years of experience in government affairs, strategic communications, and community engagement, she now leads Sterling Bay’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council and the interagency Sterling Bay Inclusion Committee. Keiana previously served as Deputy Director for Heartland Alliance’s READI Chicago program. She earned a BA in Communications and English from Illinois State University and MHS from Spertus College in Chicago.

Scott Gibbel

Managing Director, Industrial

Scott spearheads the firm’s strategic initiatives within the industrial real estate sector. His responsibilities include oversight of all acquisitions, development projects, and leasing activities within the vertical. Prior to joining Sterling Bay, Scott served as Chicago Market Officer at IDI Logistics, a leading developer and manager of logistics real estate in the U.S. Scott holds a BS in Business, Finance, and Real Estate from Indiana University Kelley School of Business and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is on the board of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) and is a youth mentor through LINK Unlimited Scholars.

Greg Sudkamp

Chief Compliance Officer

Greg joined Sterling Bay as Chief Compliance Officer after serving in the same role at CME Group for over 10 years. With vast experience in financial services and real estate, he is responsible for managing Sterling Bay’s compliance program and ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local laws. Greg is a United States Marine Corps veteran who began his professional career at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission after his service. He holds a Master of Jurisprudence from Loyola University and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He coaches youth basketball and mentors military veterans through the American Corporate Partnerships program.

Joseph Lauricella

Chief Information & Technology Officer

Joe is responsible for the management, strategy, and execution of the firm’s technology infrastructure. Continually assessing efficiencies, he organizes long- and short-term improvements and deploys firm-wide hardware and software upgrades. He also manages a team of technology professionals and oversees technological operations and systems across the firm’s portfolio. Prior to joining Sterling Bay in 2010, Joe worked as the Director of Process Improvement for Chicago-based Informist Consulting. He earned a BS from DeVry University and is an active volunteer of the Orland Park Police Department’s Emergency Services Disaster Agency (ESDA) unit.

Strength in Diversity

We believe that embracing different views, experiences, ideas, and opinions helps make our team—and our work—stronger. It helps us build better communities and test our own limits while fostering an environment of growth and respect. Employees are encouraged to join employee resource groups focused on amplifying each team member’s voice in the workplace and beyond.

“Sterling Bay is a place where high performers get together to solve problems as a team. Although it sounds simple, it’s not something I have found anywhere else.”

Dave DeDonato

VP Asset Management

“The team’s creativity and ability to problem solve to get deals entitled, designed, and financed is really inspiring.”

Jack Gillett

Associate, Asset Management

“I am excited to come to work every day, surrounded by inspiring people and countless opportunities to collaborate on amazing projects.”

Noelle Sather

Senior Project Accountant

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