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Current Responsibilities
Based in Chicago, Ms. O'Grady is a Regional Marketing Manager for JLL Retail and oversees all marketing initiatives for the Central and Western U.S. including consumer marketing, brokerage support and new business development.  Her responsibilities include the development and execution of marketing strategies to maximize sales, collaborating with leasing to enhance properties' merchandise mix and identifying new sources of alternative revenue. Ms. O'Grady coaches the field marketing employees to ensure that JLL best practices are being implemented, all client objectives are achieved and marketing initiatives deliver impactful results.

 

Experience
Ms. O'Grady has an extensive background in retail marketing, with more than 30 years experience in the shopping center industry.  Ms. O'Grady has marketed grand openings, redevelopments and grand re-openings.  She has overseen all types of retail properties from super regional enclosed malls to lifestyle centers, urban retail, community centers, transportation hubs and strip centers.

 

Prior to joining JLL, she served as head of marketing for L&H Real Estate group. She also operated her own marketing consultant company for two years, served as the Vice President of Marketing for GGP where she was responsible for 37 shopping centers, and was head of marketing for Equity Properties and Development Limited Partnership (EPDLP).  Ms. O'Grady also worked as a Marketing Manager with Homart Development Co. for 12 years prior to joining EPDLP.

 

Education and Affiliations
Ms. O'Grady earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from St. Mary's University in Winona, Minnesota. Ms. O'Grady is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).  She holds a certified marketing director (CMD) designation from ICSC and has won numerous awards including a CLIO and several MAXI's.  She is a supporter of Habitat for Humanity, Autism Speaks and is a member of St. Dennis Church.