About Suzanne:
Suzanne joined the Lincoln team in 2004 and is currently responsible for property management and operations at Highland Landmark I, a 295,000 RSF office building in Downers Grove/I-88 corridor, a 80,000 RSF call center (I-355/I-55 corridor), as well as a Chicago suburban industrial portfolio consisting of about 1 million square feet. Suzanne has contributed to her properties’ successes through service contract negotiation, tenant retention, financial stability and directing renovation and construction projects. Prior to joining Lincoln, Suzanne managed office properties in downtown Chicago and the suburbs with The John Buck Company for 10 years. Suzanne is licensed by the State of Illinois as a broker and is the President and Executive Committee Chair on the Board of Directors for BOMA/Suburban Chicago. Suzanne is a graduate of DePauw University with a BA in English Literature. Interested in learning more? Check out her LinkedIn!

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you? 
Most people do not know I can wiggle my ears, simultaneously or individually.

What are you reading/watching lately that you would recommend to others?
Materials I tend to re-read because they are meaningful to me and would therefore recommend: “Gift Of The Magi”, a short story by O. Henry; The Snow Goose: A Story of Dunkirk, a novella by Paul Gallico; and Becket or The Honour of God, a French play written by Jean Anouilh.

What’s the best advice you were ever given?
Not advice, but a favored acronym: L cubed = listen, learn, lead.

What’s your favorite part of being a member of BOMA?
I am proud to be a BOMA/Suburban Chicago member - the success of our association is due to volunteer commitment and sponsorship support from its members. Members and Staff make this organization “a trusted partner and indispensable resource”!

Furry friends! Meet Suzannes dogs Peanut (left) and Blue (right)


About Patti:

Patti is an Asset Manager with 27 years of multi-building portfolio experience, previously in industrial sector and currently in Class A Office market.  Current assignment includes 5 buildings totaling over 1 million square feet for four owners with staff of 10 engineers, janitorial and night staff.  Responsibilities include all aspects of building/portfolio management including contract management, lease management, tenant relations, budgeting, and financial reporting.  Experience includes heavy involvement with construction management, both on large scale tenant buildouts and building renovations, including major structural and building components.  At BOMA Suburban Chicago, Patti is currently serving as Vice President.  She has served as the Vice Chair and Chair of the Education Committee, Board Liaison to Government Affairs, Education and EXPO committees. Interested in learning more? Check out her LinkedIn!




What’s a work-related accomplishment that you’re proud of?
Being a part of the Hamilton Partners “Green Team” as well as earning my LEED AP, Operations & Maintenance certification. I've led the Building Team to certify several buildings under USGBC’s LEED program. I've also worked with the Green Team to develop an in-house training program for engineering and management office staff to achieve LEED AP and LEED GA certifications.

What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?  
Our family good bye each the morning as someone left for work or school was, “Have a good day, do good work!” given with the "I love you sign" in American sign language. I still think  of that every time I leave the house in the morning and it always makes me smile.  As for professional advice, I had the privilege of working with a great Chief Engineer, Frank, early in my career. One of my favorite takeaways from him is, “Even if you think you have nothing, you always have a choice.” It reminds me there are conscious decisions to be made in every situation.  Over the years, it has given me perspective for every day decisions and larger, more important choices. Sometimes the uncomfortable choice is the best choice, but it can be easier when you are making an active choice.

What’s your favorite part of being a member of BOMA? 
The awesome professionals in this organization astound me. From vendor professionals, peers, engineers and those just starting their careers, we have such a wealth of knowledge to share.

Is there anything else you would like to include about yourself? 
I have a passion for travel. My travel goals are to visit all of the oceans of the world and travel to each of the continents.  I have been very fortunate to see many of the wonders of the world and experience modern and ancient cultures.  My travels with my aunt and/or my cousin include Peru, India, Egypt, Iceland and several trips to Europe. 

Patti in Egypt at the Pyramids (left) and in Machu Picchu (left)!

About Jeffrey: 

Jeffrey Wingert is a seasoned property management professional with more than 30 years’ experience in the City of Chicago and surrounding suburban communities with a proven expertise in construction management, capital improvement projects, tenant relations, financial reporting and leasing support. His experience includes a diversified portfolio of properties that include office, industrial and retail shopping centers.

Jeff currently serves as manager to Highland Landmark V, a 251,000 square foot, trophy asset and national headquarter location.  During his tenure at the property, he instituted an annual energy plan resulting in the building earning Energy Star certification with a score of 86.  In 2017, Jeff alongside his team secured and continues to maintain the prestigious BOMA 360 designation. In 2020 his property was Awarded the Local TOBY Award for Corporate Facilities and In 2022 Achieved LEED Silver Status.

Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Jeff worked as a Real Estate Manager for CBRE managing a 322,000 square foot, institutional quality office building with a prominent Michigan Avenue address in the heart of the Magnificent Mile for a foreign ownership.

Previously, he was responsible for managing a complete building remodel, repositioning and lease up of the City of Naperville’s premier office building – “Metrowest”, an icon building along 1-88 corridor designed by world-renowned architect Helmut Jahn. Interested in learning more? Check out his LinkedIn!



What’s a work-related accomplishment that you’re proud of?

Competing in and Winning the 2020 Local BOMA/Suburban Chicago TOBY.

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?

In my youth I was invited to a closed tryout with the Chicago Cubs.

What are you reading/watching lately that you would recommend to others?

Same thing everybody else is watching - “Yellowstone."

What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?  

When I was starting my career, my father advised me that I better find something I like to do because I would be doing it for the next 40 years.  He also told me that advice came with good and bad news.  The bad news being that I was just starting and the good news that he was half way done!

What’s your favorite part of being a member of BOMA?

The invaluable information and quality contractor resources it connects you with.

 

Jeff Wingert (fourth from left) and team as winners of the 2020 Local TOBY awards for their building Highland Landmark V, Downers Grove
The winning building: Highland Landmark.


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