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Gwen Callans


Gwen Callans
Managing Broker/Principal

Direct Dial:      (312) 516-5705
Fax:                (312) 516-5710

Education, Certification & Licensure:

Bradley University, BS
Numerous Professional Organizations, Member
Licensed Real Estate Broker: IL

Areas of Experience:

Retail Operations and Management
Property Leasing and Sales
Property Disposition, Redevelopment, and Consulting

Atlas Partners Commercial Brokerage, LLC is a real estate brokerage company focusing on tenant representation to retailers worldwide, as well as dispositions, leasing, redevelopment, consulting and general brokerage services to investors, owners and users of retail properties. Ms. Callans has helped retailers roll out new concepts in the Chicagoland market.

Prior to co-founding Atlas Partners in 1997, Ms. Callans was Vice President of the Retail Group at Frain Camins & Swartchild, Inc., a full service real estate firm. Ms. Callans’ responsibilities included the leasing of prime retail space in Metropolitan Chicago, as well as the representation of various retail tenants throughout the Chicagoland area.

Ms. Callans is an active associate member in the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Women in Retail Leasing (WIRL) and the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association.  Ms. Callans is also a mentor for The Harold Eisenberg Foundation which helps students who are interested in pursuing a career in real estate.

Prior to joining FC&S, Ms. Callans had over 20 years retail experience in high-end women’s ready-to-wear, working for such stores as Stanley Korshak, Cactus, and My Sister’s Circus/Isis. As Director of Operations/General Manager of My Sister’s Circus/Isis, for 16 years, she was responsible for putting together and opening two new stores for the company as well as taking care of the buying, sales, and day-to-day operation of the stores. Ms. Callans’ prior retail background has given her a decided edge to help various tenants know the retail market as well as what goes into putting a deal together.
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