Longtime Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. executive Robert McDonnell has been hired by the commercial division of Hunt Real Estate Corp., bringing the veteran leasing executive back to help lead the firm where he got his start.
McDonnell will be the new chief operating officer of Hunt Commercial Real Estate. He was previously senior vice president and broker-of-record at Ciminelli, where he spent over 20 years and oversaw sales and leasing for the developer's properties across the region, totaling 15 million square feet with a multi-client portfolio.
McDonnell, a graduate of John Carroll University in Ohio and the CCIM Institute in Chicago, was originally recruited to Hunt Commercial in the early 1990s, and used that as a springboard for his career at Ciminelli. He worked as a sales and leasing manager, senior sales and leasing manager, director of business development and vice president of sales before taking on his most recent role.
During his time at Ciminelli, he was involved in more than 400 transactions totaling more than $700 million.
“Very few people have the opportunity to return and help lead the company that launched their careers,” McDonnell said. “I’m thrilled to be getting back to my roots.”