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March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

| $30

Date: March 28th, 2019
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Location: DLA Piper Offices 444 W. Lake Street
Details: Drinks and snacks will be provided
Cost: $30.00
Attendance: Members only

Join fellow REFF members as we discuss the multiple facets of strategic career planning and how to best achieve your short term and long term goals.  From preparing for a possible board position five years down the road or contemplating how best to approach a promotion or compensation discussion, Mark Momongan and Sarah Cullins of Ferguson Partners will share the insight they’ve gained from working with some of Chicago’s largest employers to help us see the larger picture from the employer side and advise on the various options available to us.


Topics Covered:
– Positioning and preparing for future board or C-suite positions
– Firm views and structures on compensation
– How, what, and when to negotiate
– How best to approach career progression conversations
– Current state of the employment and candidate search market (employer vs employee market)

Please feel free to e-mail questions in advance to Katie (katie.dale@dlapiper.com) or Nicole (naguiar@hfflp.com).


Mark Momongan | Managing Director

Mark Momongan is a Managing Director at Ferguson Partners where his focus is on senior management recruitment within real estate.  Mark focuses on business development, strategy and execution across the firm’s client base, which includes REITs, investment managers, developers and operators.  From a functional standpoint, Mark covers all facets of real estate, including acquisitions, asset management, portfolio management, property management, development, design/construction, capital raising and finance.  During his nine year career at Ferguson, Mark has executed over 200 searches and has been instrumental in expanding the firm’s presence in Chicago and throughout the Midwest.  Representative clients include Harrison St., Heitman, LaSalle Investment Management, M3, Partners Enterprise Capital, Pearlmark, PPM, Walton St., and Waterton.  Mark also specializes in certain verticals, including office, multifamily, industrial and hospitality.

Before joining Ferguson Partners, Mark was a Vice President at Flint Creek Partners a real estate investment bank. During his career, he raised institutional equity for discretionary funds and programmatic/entity-level joint ventures. His responsibilities included all facets of transaction execution, fund marketing, and investor relations. Mark also served as an advisor to several investment managers and endowments on their fund investments. Previously, Mark worked in investment banking at Prudential Securities and Houlihan Lokey.  Mark earned a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. in Finance and Real Estate from Columbia Business School.


Sarah Cullins Nezamis | Director

Sarah Cullins Nezamis is a Director with Ferguson Partners where her focus is on C-Suite and Board recruitment across the commercial real estate industry.  Sarah leads the firm’s retail real estate practice and focuses on engagement strategy and execution as well as business development within the retail and hospitality sectors.

She joined Ferguson Partners with a background in recruiting and previously worked as an Assistant Vice President and Division Director at Robert Half Legal where she specialized in recruiting highly skilled legal professionals for law firms and corporate legal departments. Sarah holds a Juris Doctor degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Michigan State University.  She is also a licensed Attorney in the State of Illinois.

Note: REFF is unable to refund any purchases in the event you are no longer able to make the event. 


March 28
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Katie Jahnke Dale
Nicole Aguiar


DLA Piper
444 W. Lake Street, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60606 United States
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