REAL ESTATE

The Opus Group breaks ground on Glen Ellyn, Ill., center

BY Michael Fickes

Chicago — The Opus Group has begun construction of a 31,175-sq.-ft. center in Glen Ellyn, Ill., near Chicago. A 20,300-sq.-ft. The Fresh Market will anchor the project.

The site, a vacated car dealership, will include patio seating and 186 parking spaces.

The center is 75% leased. In-line tenants include Great Clips and the first Tide Dry Cleaners in the Chicago area.

Serving the Glen Ellyn and North Wheaton communities, the center is slated to open in late 2013.

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Marcus & Millichap names new associate VP

BY Michael Fickes

Miami — Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services has promoted Ronnie Issenberg to associate VP investments.

Director of the firm’s National Retail Group, Issenberg most recently held the title of senior associate.

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New CIO for health supplement e-retailer

BY CSA STAFF

MIAMI — PureFormulas, a growing e-retailer that offers natural health supplements, has appointed William Perez as its CIO. Perez is a 17-year veteran in the technology world with 13 years of experience in the Internet operation space.

“We’re excited to welcome Willy to the team,” said CEO José Prendes. “He will be instrumental in our continued growth strategy and will help take our entire interactive operation and customer experience to the next level.”

Prior to joining PureFormulas, Perez served as VP of technology at HolaDoctor, where he led the development and hosting of the largest Hispanic Health website in the United States. Previous to HolaDoctor, William was the VP of technology/CTO at Goal.com, the largest dedicated soccer portal in the world. There he oversaw all aspects of technology as the company grew from 80 million to more than 270 million page views monthly, reached 10 million monthly unique visitors, and launched websites in 17 languages using open source technology. Perez also worked at Univision Interactive Media for eight years, where he ran their CMS and other systems that powered Univision.com, the largest Hispanic web portal in the United States. Perez has a BA in business administration from Florida International University.

PureFormulas was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Miami, Fla.

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