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Molly McShane

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Molly provides day-to-day leadership and management of The McShane Companies, focusing her efforts on long-term strategic growth and operational excellence.

Molly consistently delivers innovative thinking on behalf of a wide range of projects, markets and geographical areas. During her long-standing tenure with the organization, she has held a variety of positions within the construction and development businesses. She has focused on a wide variety of product types and, as a result, possesses extensive knowledge of the industrial, multi-family, office, healthcare and commercial market sectors.

This comprehensive experience grants Molly a unique perspective of the entire commercial real estate development and construction process, contributing to the overall growth and success of the firm.


Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management
Master of Business Administration – Finance and Real Estate Management

Boston College
Bachelor of Science – Marketing

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association for Industrial and Office Properties​ (NAIOP) – National Chapter – Board Member
  • National Association for Industrial and Office Properties​ (NAIOP) – Chicago Chapter – Emeritus Board, 2018 President
  • Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) – Chicago Chapter
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI) – Women’s Leadership Initiative – Chicago Chapter – Advisory Board & Executive Board
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI) – Industrial and Office Park Development Council Silver (IOPC) Member
  • IWIRE Chicago (Industrial Women in Real Estate) – Advisory Board
  • Marquette University Commercial Real Estate Advisory Board
  • Goldie Initiative Mentor
  • U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

Awards and Recognition

  • Connect Media 2019 Women in Real Estate Award
  • Urban Land Institute Chicago – Women’s Leadership Initiative 2019 Regional Summit Award
  • Crain’s Chicago Business – 2019 Notable Women in Commercial Real Estate
  • Globe Street – 2019 Women of Influence
  • Midwest Real Estate News – Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame
  • Chicago Business Journal – 2015 Woman of Influence
  • Real Estate Forum Magazine – 2015 Top 50 Under 40

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