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The Inland Real Estate Group’s VP-Finance Director, Meghan Kean, Named Connect Media Next Generation Award WinnerAugust 25, 2020
Oak Brook, Ill. – The Inland Real Estate Group, LLC (“Inland”) announced today that Meghan Kean, vice president-finance director, has been named a Connect Media 2020 Next Generation Award winner in the Chicago/Midwest region. This award is given to young, emerging leaders considered to be influential in the commercial real estate industry due to their talent, drive and fresh ideas. This year’s winners were picked from nearly 500 nominations across the country and from all sectors of the CRE industry - ranging from brokerage to development to finance and property sales. Ten national winners are chosen as well as 10 leaders from eight regional areas, including Atlanta, Boston, California, Chicago, Florida, New York, Seattle and Texas.
As Vice President-Finance Director, Ms. Kean splits her time between two roles. In her role as Director of Financial Planning & Analysis for Inland, Ms. Kean is responsible for enterprise-wide budgeting, forecasting and analysis and ensuring organizational alignment and optimization across the Inland Finance and business support teams, including the key corporate decisions of the CFOs, CEOs and Board of Directors of various entities (or businesses). She is also responsible for various special projects focused on process optimization and improving financial and operational transparency across the business.
Ms. Kean also serves as the Director of Finance for Inland Mortgage Capital, LLC (“IMC”), where she oversees all accounting and financial-related activities, including budgeting and forecasting, financial reporting, P&L management and financial analysis and modeling, as well as partnering with the business and leadership teams to develop and execute long-term strategic plans and ongoing operational goals and priorities.
“With a keen eye for identifying challenges that hinder business performance and engineering innovative solutions, Meghan has a passion for translating strategic initiatives into tactical execution,” said Catherine Lynch, chief financial officer of Inland Real Estate Investment Corporation. “Since joining Inland in 2017, she has been instrumental in streamlining a variety of financial processes. This honor is well deserved and a testament to her talent.”
Ms. Kean is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she earned her degree in Accounting, Finance and Economics. To view Connect Media’s list of 2020 Next Generation Award winners, visit https://www.connect.media/.
About The Inland Real Estate Group, LLC
The Inland Real Estate Group, LLC is part of The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc., which is headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, and is one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate and finance groups. The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc. is comprised of independent legal entities, some of which may be affiliates, share some common ownership or have been sponsored and managed by such entities or subsidiaries thereof.