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Mid-America Real Estate Hires Lara Keene as Vice President to Urban Team

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CHICAGO (August 12, 2015) – Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based Mid-America Real Estate Corporation is excited to announce the addition of Lara Keene to the Mid-America Urban team. In her new position as Vice President, Keene will be specializing in landlord and tenant representation with a focus on Chicago’s luxury fashion streets and neighborhoods. Keene’s in-depth knowledge of retail brands and restaurants adds to her expertise in representing a wide variety of high profile local, national and international retailers.

“Lara adds a perspective and experience in retail real estate that further strengthens Mid-America Urban’s preeminent position in Chicago. Our team and clients welcome her and look forward to her contributions,” said Mid-America Principal Paul Bryant.

Prior to joining Mid-America, Keene was Managing Director at RKF and an integral part of launching the Chicago office in 2012. Previously, Keene was a key member of Baum Realty Group’s tenant and luxury division.

“I’m incredibly excited to be joining one of Chicago’s leading retail real estate providers. I’ve always admired the way Mid-America has conducted business in the marketplace, and I look forward to growing with a talented team that shares my approach and passion for urban retail real estate,” says Keene.

Keene is a graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology. She is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Women in Retail Leasing (WIRL) and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Alumni Association. She also serves as a co-chair of the Magnificent Mile Association By the Numbers Committee.

Mid-America Real Estate Corporation is a member of Mid-America Real Estate Group, a ChainLinks affiliate headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. The company is the Midwest’s leading full-service retail real estate organization with offices in Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Detroit.  For more information, call (630) 954-7300 or visit

Lara Keene, Vice President of Mid-America Real Estate Corporation
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