Richard H. Lillie, Jr
Senior Vice President, Property Management
As Senior Vice President, Rick Lillie focuses on the management and development of the company's receivership and property management projects, working closely with a variety of institutional lenders.
Prior to joining Ascend, Rick spent 23 years with Thrush Companies as Vice President of Quality Assurance; Vice President of Thrush Construction; Chief Operating officer of Thrush Management. His work included project management as owner's representative on office, condominium and townhome product; residential property management in excess of 250 apartments, 400 condominium and townhome units; office and commercial property management and leasing responsibilities for 150,000 sf of space in Chicago's West Loop and River North neighborhoods; and industrial building management assignments covering 150,000 s.f.
Earlier in his career, Rick was Real Estate Officer and Vice President for Continental Illinois Bank working primarily on real estate construction, conversion, and REIT loan workouts, bankruptcies, and asset swaps. He served as loan officer for the Balcor Companies, a Chicago Real Estate Finance and Syndication Company.
Rick received his MBA from Harvard University and his BA in Economics from Williams College; Rick is a Licensed Illinois Real Estate Managing Broker.