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About the Executive Team

The Executive Team gives personal support to foreign investors. We help global buyers make real estate investments in the Greater Chicago Area. Ask for our executives by name.

Michael Edgar, SelectChicago

Michael Edgar
President and Co-Founder GWDC

Caryn Kahn
Communication Director for GWDC
Program Director for SelectChicago®

Shai Lothan
CEO and Director of Real Estate Development GWDC

Michael Edgar is the President & Board Chair of the GWDC. In addition to leading the GWDC executive team, Michael is also President a local architectural firm with over 900 projects completed in the GWDC service area.

  • Bachelors of Architecture, University of Southern California
  • Masters of Architecture, University of Houston, Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture
Caryn M. Kahn is a Board Member of the GWDC. Her background is in marketing real estate, events, and financial market activity. At GWDC, she facilitates partner relationships, event planning, and promotes services.

  • Bachelors of Business Administration, The George Washington University
Shai Lothan has over 30 years of real estate investment experience. He’s directed the construction and development of properties. His projects include the Residences at Cherry Creek, Townline Center, and Lakehurst Shopping Center.

  • Real Estate and Economics, University of Denver