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Ezgi Kosereisoglu | Connect CRE

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Ezi Kosereisoglu

Ezgi Kosereisoglu


Gilbane Building Company

Director of Interiors in Gilbane’s Chicago office

Established Rising Contractor program

Chair - Northeastern Young Alumni Advisory Board

Ezgi Kosereisoglu’s project knowledge and high level of attention to detail have attributed to her early career success at Gilbane Building Company. With nearly 10 years of experience in the CRE industry, Kosereisoglu has the ability to see the bigger picture when it comes to managing projects. She is focused on providing the best value for her clients and giving back to the local community. She is currently working to complete her MBA from Northeastern University and plans to leverage leadership and business skills in her day-to-day work. 

Kosereisoglu is continually finding ways to improve processes and make things better for every team she manages. She left a positive impact during her time leading Gilbane’s interiors group in Boston by establishing a consistent approach to preconstruction that balances speed to market and the need to mitigate risk. Kosereisoglu brings the same energy and drive to her newest position as the director of Interiors in Gilbane’s Chicago office.  

Kosereisoglu has a passion for diversity and inclusion and recently found a way to turn that passion into a purpose with the creation of Gilbane’s Rising Contractor program. Starting in 2020, she built a network within Gilbane to create a strong program foundation for others to leverage across the company. From its infancy in 2020, the program has grown exponentially and is currently being implemented across Gilbane’s national footprint. The program aims to educate and mentor small and diverse contractors to bring equity into the industry. Kosereisoglu is now leading the Midwest chapter of this program.

These are just a few reasons we chose Kosereisoglu as one of the Chicago 2021 Next Generation Award winners. Connect Media’s fifth annual Next Generation Awards recognize young leaders in the commercial real estate industry who are likely to be influential for years to come.


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Gilbane’s Kosereisoglu

About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).