Executive Hires, Promotions at Core Spaces

by Katie Sloan

Chicago — Chicago-based Core Spaces has hired John Wieker as chief investment officer; promoted Andrew Wiedner to chief acquisitions officer; and hired Erin Perez as senior vice president of property management. 

As Chief Investment Officer, John Wieker will oversee Core Spaces’ capital relationships and capital raising efforts. His role includes developing the firm’s investments strategy and managing and developing various investor relationships. Prior to joining Core Spaces, John spent over 15 years as a real estate investment banker at Merrill Lynch, Citi and, most recently, Macquarie Capital.

In his new role as Chief Acquisitions Officer, Andrew Wiedner is responsible for identifying and evaluating new development and acquisition opportunities for the company. His role includes site selection, due diligence, analyzing the company’s investment strategy, and managing debt and equity relationships. 

As the Senior Vice President of Property Management, Erin Perez oversees the overall operations of Core Space’s portfolio. Her responsibilities will include overseeing business operations, strategic planning, budget analysis, financial reporting, marketing, leasing, and facility operations for the company’s growing portfolio of new developments and stabilized assets. Prior to joining Core Spaces, Perez was the director of student housing for a well-known developer of multifamily and student housing properties, and was responsible for operating nearly 6,000 beds. 

“Core’s properties are what attract our tenants, but our new lifestyle program will be the reason they stay,” says Marc Lifshin, managing partner of Core Spaces. “Internally at Core, we are committed to culture and creating an environment where our team wants to be and work. With Core Lifestyle, we are further creating that same environment and culture within our buildings for our tenants. Core aims to remain the most progressive company in our industry and Core Lifestyle will be one of our main focuses to stay progressive and give our tenants what they deserve. We are all super pumped to launch this program and see the results. Stay tuned.“

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