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Construction Tops Out at 919 W Fulton, a 409,000-Square-Foot Mixed-Use Office Building in Fulton Market

Skender, as general contractor, recently reached the final height at 919 W Fulton, an 11-story, 409,000-square-foot-mixed-use office building designed by Fitzgerald Associates Architects. The topping-out milestone marks the end of the structural phase of construction as the project team works toward the building’s completion and anticipated opening in 2025. Once completed, the amenity-rich development will… Read More

Skender Expands Mission Critical Construction Offering with New Hire

Skender, a full-service construction firm, today announced the hiring of experienced business growth executive and strategic account leader Matthew Nemshick as Director of Data Center Accounts. In this new role, Nemshick will assist in expanding Skender’s footprint in mission-critical construction, which comprises essential, always-on facilities such as data centers and other high-tech infrastructure. Nemshick joins… Read More

Skender Wraps Interior Construction of Relativity Headquarters in the Chicago Loop

Skender, as general contractor, recently completed interior construction on a new 100,000-square-foot headquarters for software developer Relativity, located in the Central Standard Building at 231 S. LaSalle in the Chicago Loop. The new workspace spans the 19th and 20th floors, plus dedicated terrace space on the 23rd floor. The headquarters features a mix of private offices,… Read More

Skender Announces Senior Promotions to Support Client Service, Growth and Operational Excellence

Skender, one of the nation’s top building contractors, today announced five senior workforce promotions to support a culture of operational excellence, provide its team with opportunities to grow in their careers, and enable the firm to continue delivering the premier construction service to clients and partners in both Indiana and Illinois. “It is a delight… Read More

Skender’s Lauren Bauer Discusses the Future of Fulton Market

Skender’s Lauren Bauer joined a lively panel alongside several other construction, CRE, hospitality and development experts to discuss the necessities of creating a modern neighborhood at Bisnow’s Future of Fulton Market event. Moderator Sandya Dandamudi of GI Stone led Lauren and panelists Duncan Wlodarczak of Onni Group of Companies, Alison Mills of CRG, Zoltan Payerli of The Emily Hotel, Marc Besteman of Industrious and LG Group’s Matt Wilke in a… Read More

Skender Completes Occupied Rehab of Chicago’s Barbara Jean Wright Court Apartments

On behalf of New York-based developer Jonathan Rose Companies (Rose), Skender has completed a full interior and exterior revitalization of the Barbara Jean Wright Court Apartments at 1000-1038 W 14th Street in Chicago’s University Village neighborhood. After purchasing the deteriorating property from the Chicago Community Development Corporation in 2022 as its first Chicago-area project, Rose’s… Read More

Skender Wins Two 2024 Interior Contractor of the Year Awards

In the last month, Skender has earned two prestigious industry awards for General Contractor of the Year, both of which recognize outstanding work in interior construction. Last night, Illinois Real Estate Journal named Skender as the General Contractor of the Year in the tenant interiors category. This was the third consecutive year the magazine recognized… Read More

Skender’s Lisa Latronico Named 2024 “Woman of Influence” by ALM’s GlobeSt

Lisa Latronico, Chief People Officer at Skender, has been named a 2024 “Woman of Influence” by GlobeSt in the Diversity Champion category. The prestigious annual award competition recognizes women leaders for their remarkable achievements and personal impact on the broader professional community. As the long-time head of Skender’s People & Culture team, Lisa spearheads the… Read More

Skender Named Finalist for 2024 Indiana GC of the Year

REjournals has named Skender a finalist for its 2024 Indiana General Contractor of the Year. The honor, which recognizes outstanding construction operations and achievements in the Hoosier state, follows another recent award for Skender's Indianapolis office. In March 2024, Skender won the Indiana Subcontractors Association award for Project of the Year in the category of… Read More

Skender Breaks Ground on Lurie Children’s New Outpatient Center in Schaumburg

Skender, as general contractor, broke ground today on a new 75,000-square-foot outpatient center for Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Lurie Children’s Outpatient, Primary Care and Infusion Center will be located at 1895 Arbor Glen Blvd, Schaumburg, Illinois. The center will offer primary care, ancillary and diagnostic services, orthotics and prosthetics, laboratory… Read More

Skender’s Mike Matyja Named 2024 Outstanding General Contractor Project Manager by ASA Chicago

The Association of Subcontractors and Affiliates (ASA) Chicago named Skender Project Manager Mike Matyja as its 2024 Outstanding General Contractor Project Manager. The award recognizes outstanding communication, collaboration and empathy between general contractors and their trade partners. Mike manages multifamily construction projects for Skender, which includes an extensive portfolio of affordable housing, senior living, supportive… Read More

Skender’s Ashlee Pforr Discusses How Legal Workplaces are Evolving with the Times

Today’s law firms face the same challenge as other businesses across industries— how to create a space that is enticing for its employees. Previously designed primarily as a tool that demonstrated status and prestige to clients, law firms are now being more responsive to their employees’ work needs and are adapting to support new ways… Read More