Executive Biographies

Justin Fierz is a Founding Principal of Midwest Industrial Funds and oversees all aspects of the company’s activities.  He has been involved in industrial real estate acquisitions, financing, development, asset management, brokerage and consulting since 1996.  He was a former Principal with Lee & Associates which was the largest agent-owned commercial real estate services firm in the nation.  Throughout his career he has successfully negotiated over a billion dollars of transactions in 22 states both as a principal and as a broker/advisor.  Justin has completed transactions with companies such as Taylor Farms, Iron Mountain, Nestle Waters, DHL Supply Chain, Penske, Skyjack, Faber-Castell, Turtle Wax and Chicago Tribune. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he majored in economics with supporting course work in real estate finance. 

 

To contact Mr. Fierz:
Email: jfierz@midwestindustrialfunds.com
630-230-6352

Michael Androwich is a Founding Principal of Midwest Industrial Funds and oversees all aspects of the company’s activities.  He has been involved in industrial real estate acquisitions, development, asset management, brokerage and consulting since 1995.  He was a former Principal with Lee & Associates which was the largest agent-owned commercial real estate services firm in the nation.  Throughout his career he has successfully negotiated over a billion dollars of transactions both as a principal and as a broker/advisor.  Michael has completed transactions with companies such as UPS, Factory Motor Parts, DS Container, Freudenberg Group, PPG, BNSF, Vulcan, BP Amoco, Marmon Group, Fiatallis, and Suncast, He is a graduate of Fenwick High School in Oak Park and Loyola University of Chicago. 

 

 

To contact Mr. Androwich:
Email: mandrowich@midwestindustrialfunds.com
630-230-6353

Jack Horrigan is the Chief Financial Officer for Midwest Industrial Funds.  He is primarily responsible for debt and equity financing, investor relations and dispositions as well as overseeing operations, insurance, accounting and financial reporting functions.  Prior to joining Midwest Industrial, he spent his career in corporate finance at GE Healthcare with experience in merger and acquisition financing and integration, financial planning, accounting, consulting, and manufacturing finance for the medical imaging, software, and biosciences business. Jack earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from Boston College after attending Fenwick High School in Oak Park, IL.   

 

 

To contact Mr. Horrigan:
Email: jhorrigan@midwestindustrialfunds.com
630-230-6383

Matt Hubert is Senior Vice President of Development for Midwest Industrial Funds.  He leads the development and investment activity outside of the greater Chicago market. He is responsible for sourcing, managing and leasing new speculative and build-to-suit opportunities across the US.  Prior to joining Midwest, Matt spent eight years at Becknell Industrial as Senior Vice President of Development where he and his team identified and closed over one billion dollars of new speculative and build-to-suit projects in 10 different states. Prior to his development role, Matt oversaw leasing activity for Becknell’s national portfolio consisting of over 20 million square feet of industrial assets in 35 different states. Matt has completed transactions with a broad range of tenants including Mondelez, XPO Logistics, McLane Foods, Atkore International and Rockwell Automation. Before joining Becknell, he was Vice President of Industrial Capital Markets at JLL and founded a residential development firm focusing on Chicago’s North Side neighborhoods. Matt earned his MBA from the Kellstadt School of Business at DePaul University and bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University.

To contact Mr. Hubert:
Email:mhubert@midwestindustrialfunds.com
773-619-0554

 

Patrick Schaner is Senior Vice President of Development for Midwest Industrial Funds. He is responsible for helping to source, evaluate, close and manage the construction and leasing process on new spec and build-to-suit developments. He has 25+ years of experience in commercial real estate development, acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, financing, insurance, property management, accounting as well as financial and investor reporting.  Patrick previously worked for Opus North Corporation, Panattoni Development and Cushman & Wakefield/Northmarq.  He has developed speculative properties and managed build-to-suit and tenant improvement projects for tenants such as DHL Supply Chain, PowerStop, Fona International, CTS Industries, Conway Logistics, Fed Ex, Leggett and Platt, Sears Logistics, General Electric and Kimberly Clark.  He is a graduate of Michigan State University where he earned his BS in Accounting.

 

To contact Mr. Schaner:
Email: pschaner@midwestindustrialfunds.com
630-230-6354

Mary Meagher is Senior Vice President of Portfolio Management for Midwest Industrial Funds. She leads tenant relations and property management functions for Midwest Industrial.  She has 25+ years of experience in property management, accounting, lease negotiation, portfolio management, due diligence as well as construction and project management.  She has managed over 150 different properties with 400+ different tenants in her career. Mary’s background in real estate includes previous employment at Entre Commercial Realty, Investor’s Equities/Winston Management, LaSalle Partners and Chicago Dock and Canal Trust Company. Mary is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois where she earned a BA and minored in Business with a concentration of study in real estate.

 

 

To contact Ms. Meagher:
Email: mmeagher@midwestindustrialfunds.com
630-230-6372

John Dunneback, Jr. is Senior Vice President of Construction for Midwest Industrial Funds.  He is responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of new building, pre-construction, project bidding and site construction activities.  He has 20+ years of experience in the construction, development and commercial real estate industry focusing mainly on the development and construction of speculative industrial buildings, build-to-suits, as well as complex tenant improvement and renovation projects for clients such as Skyjack, PowerStop, Ashley Furniture, Navistar International, Valspar Paint, Reynolds Metals Company and Target.  Throughout his career, John has managed over a billion dollars of construction projects.  He previously worked for McShane Construction, Opus North Corporation, Ryan Companies and most recently served as Vice President at Morgan/Harbour Construction.  John is a graduate of Marquette University and majored in Civil Engineering with a minor in Business Administration. 

 

To contact Mr. Dunneback:
Email: jdunneback@midwestindustrialfunds.com
630-230-6444