Elyse Bandel
Executive Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Elyse Bandel has more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate marketing and communications. She joined RKF in 2003 and oversees all corporate marketing and communications for the firm. Elyse also provides strategic direction and support to RKF professionals and their clients in the marketing of retail space and projects in the US and Canada. She oversees a team of 15 who specialize in marketing and communications, graphic design and production, market research, mapping, and information management. Prior to joining RKF, Elyse was with Insignia/ESG (now known as CB Richard Ellis) for five years. Her last assignment was Managing Director, Corporate Communications, where she was responsible for National and New York regional communications efforts, including corporate advertising, branding and graphic standards. Elyse was also responsible for devising and executing strategic marketing campaigns for select agency assignments. Immediately prior, she was Regional Director, Marketing & Communications for Insignia/ESG’s Midwest Region, based in Chicago. Previously, Elyse was Marketing Communications Manager for PREMISYS Real Estate Services/Prudential Realty Group in Chicago. She supervised and implemented regional corporate marketing communications programs and was responsible for property-specific marketing for a 30 million-SF commercial real estate portfolio. Prior to that, she was Director of Corporate Communications with Tishman Midwest Management Corp., a Chicago-based developer, and Director of Creative Services with Stark Production Associates, Ltd., an international production and marketing communications firm. Elyse earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications and Advertising from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. She is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.


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