The IBT Group LLC: Real Estate Development Services
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Gary Pachucki - Founder & President
Mr. Pachucki is Founder and Principal of the IBT Group LLC where he is responsible for strategic management of the development process including acquisition, planning, leasing, and financial relationships. Mr. Pachucki has over 20 years of real estate experience and has been responsible for the development of over 4,000,000 square feet of commercial projects.
Prior to the formation of the IBT Group, Mr. Pachucki has held senior positions with several national real estate companies, most recently as Senior Director of Real Estate for Opus North Corporation for ten years where he was responsible for all retail developments in the Midwest.
Following his academic career, Mr. Pachucki spent several years with a large architectural firm in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he was involved in various aspects of the design process for institutional and commercial buildings.
Mr. Pachucki graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture as well as Graduate Studies of the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning.
Janet Protas - Managing Director
Janet Protas is a key management resource for large scale projects. Has 25+ years of experience in urban development and responsible for the development of over 20+ million square feet of high rise residential and commercial space. Held senior level positions in several real estate and investment companies, completing many high profile projects in New York City. Graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with degree in Business Administration
David Okun - Assistant Director
David joined IBT Group in 2015. He contributes to all aspects of IBT development projects from concept to stabilization. His responsibilities include site identification, acquisition underwriting, concept design, zoning, entitlement, and approvals, feasibility, predevelopment, construction draws, marketing, and lease-up for properties across IBT’s development platform.
David graduated from Dartmouth College (BA 2009) and Indiana University Maurer School of Law (JD 2013). He is an MBA candidate (2017) at DePaul University, where he concentrates in Real Estate Finance & Investment. David has prior experience in commercial real estate investment, development, and law. He is a licensed Illinois attorney and an active member of the Urban Land Institute and YREP.
Nickas Antoniou - Development Analyst
NICKAS ANTONIOU assists the principals throughout the development process. He is trained in architecture and has prior work experience in real estate development, construction, and architecture. He is also a licensed real estate broker in Illinois. He is a graduate from Miami University (OH) with a BA in Architecture, and is now at DePaul University’s Kellstadt School of Business as a candidate for the MSRE degree.