Molly McShane Named Second CEO in The McShane Companies’ 35-Year History

Rosemont, Ill. — National real estate development and construction services provider The McShane Companies’ board of directors has appointed Molly McShane as chief executive officer, effective October 1, 2020. She previously held the position of chief operating officer.

“During this time of transformation, there is no better person to lead The McShane Companies than Molly,” says Jim McShane, company founder and chairman of the board. “Molly is a proven leader with a clear business vision and the ability to bring people together. Her vision for growth and diversification is exactly what The McShane Companies needs as we enter our next chapter.”

Since joining the company in 2002, Molly McShane has spearheaded major strategic initiatives across its portfolio of services, most notably its expansion into new geographic markets and a conscious effort to create a diverse workplace. During her tenure as COO, the organization posted record growth. Before serving as COO, she was chief investment officer — and the first woman to rise to the c-suite leadership level in the firm’s history.

The McShane Companies is a multi-faceted national real estate and construction organization comprised of McShane Construction Company, Cadence McShane Construction Company and Conor Commercial Real Estate. Established in 1984, the firm is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., with regional offices in Auburn, Ala.; Phoenix; Irvine, Calif.; Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, Texas; and Madison, Wis. For more information, visit


SOURCE: The McShane Companies


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