RONALD T. FRAIN
Ron Frains commercial real estate career spans over 40 years which includes the formation of three (3) commercial real estate
services and development firms and over 75 million square feet of transactions. Ron began his real estate career as Vice President and Director of
Gottlieb/Beale, where he successfully managed development and marketing activities for both industrial and office buildings. Later, he and other
principals of Gottlieb/Beale formed Hawthorn Realty Group, where he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Director of
Industrial Development. In 1978, he co-founded Frain Camins & Swartchild, where he was Chairman until the sale of the firm in 1997 to
Insignia/ESG. Mr. Frain was instrumental in the ascent of FC&S to Chicagos largest independently owned real estate organization. As Senior
Managing Director of Insignia/ESG, he was active in the Capital Markets Group, and directed the Midwest Development Services activities. Mr. Frain
left Insignia/ESG in December of 2000 to form Bridge Development Partners, LLC. In 12 years, Bridge has become a major player in the Chicago
industrial development market.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a BA in Finance and Marketing. Ron is an active member of the
Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers, Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association and the University of Wisconsin Club of Chicago.