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Gary Pachucki - Founder & President

Gary 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 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 and completed graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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Janet Protas - Senior Vice President of Development

Janet Protas is a key management resource for large scale projects. She has 25+ years of experience in urban development and has been responsible for the development of over 20 million square feet of high rise residential and commercial space. She has held senior level positions in several real estate and investment companies and completed many high profile projects in areas including New York City and Chicago. Janet received her MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and her BA from the University of Texas at Austin.


Nickas Antoniou - Assistant Director of Development

Nickas Antoniou (Nick) is responsible for the research, planning, and underwriting of IBT's developments & acquisitions. He is trained in architecture and finance, and has work experience in real estate development, construction, and architecture. He is also a licensed real estate broker in Illinois. Nick graduated from Miami University (OH) with a BA in Architecture in 2015, and graduated cum laude from DePaul University‚Äôs Kellstadt School of Business with a Master of Science in Real Estate in 2017. Nick is also an active member on the Professional Board of PAWS Chicago.